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Old 03-28-2003, 10:07 AM
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could someone please explain to me what a top loader tranny is? i haven't been able to find out anywhere, any help would be great, i know that this is probably a dumb question, but, you have to learn somewhere right? thanks,
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No, it's not a dumb question...

<a href="http://www.toploadertransmissions.com/toploader-intro.html" target="_blank">-FORD Toploader-</a>
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It is probably the best factory 4spd put out by any mfg. and the fact that it is still used in new configurations is a testament to it's strength
and versatility. They call them Top Loaders because of the top cover used to assemble the geartrain, where other mfg.'s used side covers that also hold the shift forks causing distortions under hard shifting. Top loader shift forks of course mount in the solid case and aren't susceptible to those types of loads. Ford 3spd also fall into the top loader category and share some of the 4spds components. The term is now applied to any trans that has that kind of structure, but it originated withe Ford trans.

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