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pushbutton transmission

I have a 1958 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser and would like to pull the transmission. How do I get the pushbutton cable out of the transmission?

Bob

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I have a 1958 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser and would like to pull the transmission. How do I get the pushbutton cable out of the transmission?

Bob
have you removed the trans pan?

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Pan removal

Thanks Crosley,

I was hoping that wasn't the answer. The transmission is just hanging by rope because the engine is missing. To take the pan off I need to stabilize transmission.

Would you know what engines will bolt up to this pushbutton transmission?
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The shift lever is actuated by a cable. Does it appear the cable(s) actuate shift lever(s) from the outside of the main case or do they appear to actuate from inside?

Regardless, you need to stabilize and support the trans as the cables will be stretched and getting them adjusted properly will be a nightmare. A description of and repair information is included in a TRANSMISSION SHOP MANUAL for the 58 MERC and is still available (35.00).

The US based TPC had either the 383 or 430 MARAUDER engine. The early MEL (MERCURY-EDSEL-LINCOLN) engine series had the same bell pattern as the FE.
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The shift lever is actuated by a cable. Does it appear the cable(s) actuate shift lever(s) from the outside of the main case or do they appear to actuate from inside?

Regardless, you need to stabilize and support the trans as the cables will be stretched and getting them adjusted properly will be a nightmare. A description of and repair information is included in a TRANSMISSION SHOP MANUAL for the 58 MERC and is still available (35.00).

The US based TPC had either the 383 or 430 MARAUDER engine. The early MEL (MERCURY-EDSEL-LINCOLN) engine series had the same bell pattern as the FE.
you must remove the pan to get the clip out, 1957 was the same. cliff
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you must remove the pan to get the clip out, 1957 was the same. cliff
THANX CLIFF!
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Thanks everyone for the input!!! I will try and post how things go. Now I have to search for an engine. The 383 from what I hear is hard to find, so I guess we will have to concentrate on the 430.
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glad the answer is take the pan off.



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glad the answer is take the pan off.

You're just strutting your knowledge and experience...
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actually it was a WAG ....


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Thanks everyone for the input!!! I will try and post how things go. Now I have to search for an engine. The 383 from what I hear is hard to find, so I guess we will have to concentrate on the 430.
the 383 and 430 are the same famly and look identical, 1 clue is most 383s had a 2 brl carb i have never come acros a 430 that did not have a 4v carb
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...the 383 and 430 are the same famly and look identical, 1 clue is most 383s had a 2 brl carb i have never come acros a 430 that did not have a 4v carb
You will find the 383/430 had 4V until 1960 when they (MEL Division) went 2V across corporate (LINC-MERC except BIRD). LINC brought back the 4V in 1963.

As an example, in 1958 there was a LOW-TORQUE and HIGH-TORQUE 383 MARAUDER and the HP difference was carburetor CFM. The MEL Series (LINC-EDSEL-MERC-BIRD) were all considered luxury/performance until the 1960 model run when FORD tried to appeal both lines to a new market.

The 312 2V was the economy engine choice for MERC (1958-1960).
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