TRANSMISSION 1957 FAIRLANE 500
OWNER SAYS FORD FAIRLANE 500 HAS A 3 SPEED AUTO BUT I SEE 1-2- ON SHIFTER ALSO HOW CAN I MAKE SURE ITS A 312 ENGINE
That's correct. In 1 the transmission stays in first gear. In 2 it shifts from first to second gear only. Then in Drive it shifts into all three gears. HTH. -Jim
292 and 312 engines are "Y" block engines and have 2 nuts holding each valve cover on. The 2 nuts are on top towards the ends of those covers.
Looks like engine identification will require looking at stampings on the main bearing caps. That might be interesting. Here is a link to assist you....http://ford-y-block.com/Block%20identification.htm
the early ford autos were all 3 speed trannys.however the only way to get low gear was to stomp the gas peddle to the floor from a stop or pull the lever to low and shift up once your moving.
the early ford autos were all 3 speed trannys.however the only way to get low gear was to stomp the gas peddle to the floor from a stop or pull the lever to low and shift up once your moving.Also the 312 engine had larger exhaust manifolds than the smaller engines.however they could have been changed at some point
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