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Pulling Transmission from 1956 Ford


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Need to know if you can pull the automatic transmission out of a 1956 ford fairland without pulling the engine. Any help appreciated

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You dont have to pull the motor to remove the trans,if its a convertible it will be a little harder with the X frame but if its a sedan or hardtop it will be easy. You dont even have to remove the torque convertor and bellhousing if its to do a reseal,remove the driveshaft,linkage and mount and then the four bolts that hold the trans to the bellhousing and remove like a manual trans but if its a convertible it has to be removed togather. Jeff

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  • 15 years later...

I have a leak in the auto trans of my 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria. I took it to a transmission specialist today who said it was the rubber seal inside the transmission pump which needs replacing but the only way to fix it was by pulling out the motor as he doesn’t think it can be dropped down like other transmissions. I saw your post but before I go back to him I wanted to be 100% certain it can be removed without the need to remove the motor. Can you please advise. Many thanks.

cheers,

Keith

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Your transmission guy is probably confusing the 1956 full size Ford and the 1956 Thunderbird. In the case of the Thunderbird the transmission can be pulled, but it must be taken apart partially to get it out and to reinstall it. That would not be the case with a 1956 full size Ford.

Lew Bachman

1957 Thunderbird 

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My car is an original  1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria (2 door hard top) that has been imported into Australia (very uncommon here).

The transmission guy had the car up on the hoist and after inspecting it felt the motor would have to come out because he felt there wasn't sufficient room to get past the cross members.

I then saw the earlier post from junkyardjeff who said you don't have to remove the motor.

Sorry being an Australian I'm not sure what you mean by a full size Ford?

 

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I have found a Transmission Specialist who after reading my email said;

 

Hi Keith,

Yes we can help you out on that, you don't need to remove the motor or complete auto. Unfortunately we are currently on holidays as of today and won't be back until after the 27th of jan.

if you can hold off until then let me know and ill book it in.

 

Hopefully this guy may solve my problem. You comments are appreciated and may well be on the money.

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