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Old 01-09-2006, 08:01   #1 (permalink)
Levon
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f-150 change manual to automatic

anyone know if this is hard to do?

it is a 4wd.

i hear It is not as simple as a 2wd change over.
but I would love to change it over to automatic

i would have to change the whole transmission right
and cut a small hole in the floor to the gear box?

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Old 01-09-2006, 09:01   #2 (permalink)
Backyard Mechanic
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Re: f-150 change manual to automatic

"Levon" <bigbadbarry@adelphia.net> wrote:

> anyone know if this is hard to do?
>
> it is a 4wd.
>
> i hear It is not as simple as a 2wd change over.
> but I would love to change it over to automatic
>
> i would have to change the whole transmission right
> and cut a small hole in the floor to the gear box?
>
>


Trade it!

Not kidding.... and I wont go into why you should do it.

--
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
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Old 01-09-2006, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: f-150 change manual to automatic

Backyard Mechanic <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote:

> "Levon" <bigbadbarry@adelphia.net> wrote:
>
>> anyone know if this is hard to do?
>>
>> it is a 4wd.
>>
>> i hear It is not as simple as a 2wd change over.
>> but I would love to change it over to automatic
>>
>> i would have to change the whole transmission right
>> and cut a small hole in the floor to the gear box?
>>
>>

>
> Trade it!
>
> Not kidding.... and I wont go into why you should do it.
>


And I MEAN trade the Truck!

--
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!
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Old 01-09-2006, 12:01   #4 (permalink)
joe schmoe
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Re: f-150 change manual to automatic

On 9 Jan 2006 07:28:38 -0800, "Levon" <bigbadbarry@adelphia.net>
wrote:

>anyone know if this is hard to do?
>
>it is a 4wd.
>
>i hear It is not as simple as a 2wd change over.
>but I would love to change it over to automatic
>
>i would have to change the whole transmission right
>and cut a small hole in the floor to the gear box?


"hard" is a relative term. Very involved and time consuming? Yes.

At a minimum you'll need to change:

Mounts
flywheel/flex plate
ECU (or flash the rom)
Drive shafts
Radiator,
Cooling lines
Floor pedals.
install neutral safety switch
Steering column
Floor mat/carpeting
Kick down linkage for the transmission.
Speedo gear & cables
Likely transfer case (can't recall if they're integral on those)
probably starter.
Possibly exhaust "Y" pipe/cat

etc, etc, etc,

Oh, you'll also need to have your vehicles details updated on the
registration and have your insurance company notified that you have
extensively modified the vehicle

you'll realize the other 10,000 items you need to change as you begin
to work on it.

I did a manual to automatic change on a 1977 Duster years ago. and I
had a complete donor car to scavenge from.

Like most other posters will say, buy another that has everything you
want. It will cost less, work better and you can spend the next 3
years of weekends with your girlfriends instead of up to your armpits
in rust and grease.

choice is.... entirely yours though

PS for those of you who would scream sacrilege for the work I did. It
was a slant six with a 3 on the tree
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Old 01-09-2006, 13:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: f-150 change manual to automatic

WHO would want to do such a thing?! Me personally would love having manual
shift 4x4, I prefer having exclusive control of the wheels with the touch of
my foot.



"Backyard Mechanic" <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote in message
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> Backyard Mechanic <pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote:
>
>> "Levon" <bigbadbarry@adelphia.net> wrote:
>>
>>> anyone know if this is hard to do?
>>>
>>> it is a 4wd.
>>>
>>> i hear It is not as simple as a 2wd change over.
>>> but I would love to change it over to automatic
>>>
>>> i would have to change the whole transmission right
>>> and cut a small hole in the floor to the gear box?
>>>
>>>

>>
>> Trade it!
>>
>> Not kidding.... and I wont go into why you should do it.
>>

>
> And I MEAN trade the Truck!
>
> --
> Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
> you pay..DEAL with it!



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Old 01-09-2006, 15:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: f-150 change manual to automatic


Backyard Mechanic wrote:

> And I MEAN trade the Truck!


lol

im sure you're right

i posted some time ago when the clutch pedal started dangling

come to find out..the part that broke under the steering column
is a cast aluminum peice mechanics call it a hog head
it's shattered...

a called mech he says...that hoghead broke took a good 2" off of the
clutch fork
he seems to think if he fixes that (2 hrs labor) plus 90 new hog head
then it should fix the clutch...

trading is not option at the moment...

after readint other posts...i refuse to switch to automatic..

the truck only has 54,000 mi, it's a 82 f-150

i will probably have the hog head replaced and go from there.

i just thought a automatic would be nice...
im soooo ****ing tired of the clutch

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Old 01-09-2006, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: f-150 change manual to automatic

Why cant you just goto the junk yard and pick one up, or even get an entire
steering colum if you have too.

"Levon" <bigbadbarry@adelphia.net> wrote in message
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>
> Backyard Mechanic wrote:
>
>> And I MEAN trade the Truck!

>
> lol
>
> im sure you're right
>
> i posted some time ago when the clutch pedal started dangling
>
> come to find out..the part that broke under the steering column
> is a cast aluminum peice mechanics call it a hog head
> it's shattered...
>
> a called mech he says...that hoghead broke took a good 2" off of the
> clutch fork
> he seems to think if he fixes that (2 hrs labor) plus 90 new hog head
> then it should fix the clutch...
>
> trading is not option at the moment...
>
> after readint other posts...i refuse to switch to automatic..
>
> the truck only has 54,000 mi, it's a 82 f-150
>
> i will probably have the hog head replaced and go from there.
>
> i just thought a automatic would be nice...
> im soooo ****ing tired of the clutch
>



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Old 01-09-2006, 16:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: f-150 change manual to automatic


"Levon" <bigbadbarry@adelphia.net> wrote in message
news:1136845575.631193.6910@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>
> Backyard Mechanic wrote:
>
>> And I MEAN trade the Truck!

>
> lol
>
> im sure you're right
>
> i posted some time ago when the clutch pedal started dangling
>
> come to find out..the part that broke under the steering column
> is a cast aluminum peice mechanics call it a hog head
> it's shattered...
>
> a called mech he says...that hoghead broke took a good 2" off of the
> clutch fork
> he seems to think if he fixes that (2 hrs labor) plus 90 new hog head
> then it should fix the clutch...
>
> trading is not option at the moment...
>
> after readint other posts...i refuse to switch to automatic..
>
> the truck only has 54,000 mi, it's a 82 f-150
>
> i will probably have the hog head replaced and go from there.
>
> i just thought a automatic would be nice...
> im soooo ****ing tired of the clutch
>


I replaced the same thing in a 1988 F-250 4x4. It wasn't really that bad.
That job was vastly easier than converting from a manual to automatic
transmission. I'm pretty sure the replacement part was only about $35.00
at the truck wrecking yard. I still have that truck, it has had it duties
pretty much relegated to farm truck with occasional of site dirty work and
dump runs...


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Old 01-09-2006, 17:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: f-150 change manual to automatic


351CJ wrote:

> I replaced the same thing in a 1988 F-250 4x4. It wasn't really that bad.
> That job was vastly easier than converting from a manual to automatic
> transmission. I'm pretty sure the replacement part was only about $35.00
> at the truck wrecking yard. I still have that truck, it has had it duties
> pretty much relegated to farm truck with occasional of site dirty work and
> dump runs...


we have a nice junkyard...
basically new hoghead is around 90 bukcs junkyard is around60 bucks

im going to get mech to put it in

many thanks for the input and ideas...

*exits stage left*

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Old 01-10-2006, 05:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: f-150 change manual to automatic

I did the manual to auto swap in my 88 diesel last year, it took 4 days from
start to finish. all I had to change was the steering column. the
rebuilt trans was $1200, transfer case rebuild was $450, steering column was
$55, shift linkage was $25, and then there was other assorted things like
the shift indicator, lines for the cooler, trans cooler, and flex plate.
while it was apart, I also put in all new motor and trans mounts, and
u-joints. total cost was around $2200

"Levon" <bigbadbarry@adelphia.net> wrote in message
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> anyone know if this is hard to do?
>
> it is a 4wd.
>
> i hear It is not as simple as a 2wd change over.
> but I would love to change it over to automatic
>
> i would have to change the whole transmission right
> and cut a small hole in the floor to the gear box?
>



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