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Old 05-31-2006, 12:04   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, i am the new owner of a 1963 1/2 Galaxie 500XL Fastback. It has a Cruise-o-Matic transmission and does anyone know if you drive it in D1 or D2 ? Thanks
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If I am not mistaken if you start in D1 it starts in first gear and D2 starts the car in second gear.
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Old 06-02-2006, 22:00   #3 (permalink)
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Hi, you normally use the D1 next to the low, that way it starts off in first gear.
D2 (next to neutral) starts off in 2nd gear and use for starting in snow conditions.
Starting off in D2 is a little tougher on the bands, so better to use D1 all or most the time. Good idea to maybe get yourself a owners manual and shop manual, usually can get them on ebay....go to parts and accessories and then narrow it down to 63 Ford.
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I just remember the green one is for grass otherwise I overthink it and usually use D2 or the white dot. I had to look in the owners manual last time, I hadn't driven the car in a while and couldn't remember which is which.
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Cruise-O-Matic

The original Cruise-O-Matics used a torque converter and planetary gearsets, giving three forward speeds plus reverse. In some applications, Ford offered a dual-range option allowing the driver to start in either first gear or second gear.
Ford dropped the "Cruise-O-Matic" tradename during the 1970s; in the 1950s and early 1960s promoting the automatic transmission as a feature was a standard practice among automakers as they were relatively new. By the late 1970s most cars had automatics as standard equipment and there was no reason to especially call attention to them. The transmissions were marketed as the Merc-O-Matic when installed in Mercury vehicles. from wikipedia
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