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Old 06-10-2019, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie needs help

Hey Guys and gals.

My name is Travis, I have a 63 Ford Galaxie COM 352FE. I’m in the process of bringing it back to life and browsing through this forum has helped quite a bit. Of course I still have some unanswered questions I’m hoping someone more familiar with Galaxies might be able to assist with. My biggest set back right now is she doesn’t shift from 1 to 2. I do not know if I’m missing linkage from the carburetor, so if anyone has pictures of their set up that would be beyond helpful. I will be ordering a transmission modulator valve but I’m fairly certain I’m missing a a piece somewhere...

Thanks for your time, I look forward to hearing all suggestions!
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:05 PM
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Re: Newbie needs help

Hi there,

Cruis-o-matic? In "D2" it shifts 2-3. In "D1" it shifts 1-2-3.

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Hey Mel,

Yes, cruise-o-matic. I only have a D and Low. I’ve now replaced the tranny modulator valve but it didn’t seem to fix the issue. I have good vacuum.... nothing is broken or seized in the valve body.... I’m at a total loss.
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Hey Mel,

Yes, cruise-o-matic. I only have a D and Low. I’ve now replaced the tranny modulator valve but it didn’t seem to fix the issue. I have good vacuum.... nothing is broken or seized in the valve body.... I’m at a total loss.
Have you tried shifting it manually?

Some of those old Cruise-O's require that they be shifted that way.

If it's not the trans in the pic, then do you have the aluminum 2 speed?

Note: the trans in the pic is 55 to 58.
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This is 61 to 63 and what your car should have...
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This is 61 to 63 and what your car should have...
My current issue is now trying to decipher what transmission we’ve got in this beast. I’ve counted the bolts and looked on every website I could possibly find. I’ve got 14 bolts and I don’t see any sign of a recess anywhere. Still not shifting
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My current issue is now trying to decipher what transmission we’ve got in this beast. I’ve counted the bolts and looked on every website I could possibly find. I’ve got 14 bolts and I don’t see any sign of a recess anywhere. Still not shifting
I assume you mean pan bolts.

How about a pic of the trans?
From underneath is fine.

Pic of the shift quadrant on the column or console?
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Is your pan shaped like this?

If so, it is a Ford-O-Matic 2 spd.

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Ford 2 spd...
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More info..

https://www.automaticchoice.com/uplo...ci_3_speed.pdf
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I’m fairly certain it’s a three (3) speed but maybe I’m wrong. I’ve read that attachment before and none of it really makes sense. I don’t have D1, D2 etc, just P R N D L here’s a picture of the transmission pan though! I guess another question is, what other transmission could I put into this 352?
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In the attachment look at the first transmission.
It matches what you have.

You have (according to the shift quadrant)
The 3 speed Single Range small case.

Read the description at the top of the page, it talks about the differences...

More confusion...

You say the car is a 63, but the shift quadrant for that trans P-R-N-D-L was only used up to 57.

57 to 66 it changed to P-R-N-D1-D2-L

The P-R-N-D-L transmissions are known as "Single Range"

The P-R-N-D1-D2-L transmissions are known as "Dual Range"

Are you positive of the year of the car?

Post some pics of the car so we can see what it is.

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In the attachment look at the first transmission.
It matches what you have.

You have (according to the shift quadrant)
The 3 speed Single Range small case.

Read the description at the top of the page, it talks about the differences...

More confusion...

You say the car is a 63, but the shift quadrant for that trans P-R-N-D-L was only used up to 57.

57 to 66 it changed to P-R-N-D1-D2-L

The P-R-N-D-L transmissions are known as "Single Range"

The P-R-N-D1-D2-L transmissions are known as "Dual Range"

Are you positive of the year of the car?

Post some pics of the car so we can see what it is.
I’m questioning everything I thought I knew now lol. See attached.
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I’m questioning everything I thought I knew now lol. See attached.
Well that sure looks like a 63....

Here's a thought....

Perhaps your car was built with the aluminum Ford-O-Matic 2 speed trans, (used up to 64)
and someone swapped in the 352 and 3 speed,
but left the 2 speed P-R-N-D-L column.

The all aluminum Ford-O-Matic 2 speed was used with inline 6 cyl and small V8's
I don't know if they ever used it with the FE big block.

Do you know for sure that the 352 and trans are original to the car?

Can you post the VIN?
Or is there a data tag somewhere?

Tranny info...

https://www.charlietranny.com/2speed.htm

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I’m questioning everything I thought I knew now lol. See attached.
Well that sure looks like a 63....

Here's a thought....

Perhaps your car was built with the aluminum Ford-O-Matic 2 speed trans, (used up to 64)
and someone swapped in the 352 and 3 speed,
but left the 2 speed P-R-N-D-L column.

The all aluminum Ford-O-Matic 2 speed was used with inline 6 cyl and small V8's
I don't know if they ever used it with the FE big block.

Do you know for sure that the 352 and trans are original to the car?

Can you post the VIN?
Or is there a data tag somewhere?

Tranny info...

https://www.charlietranny.com/2speed.htm

.
All I know is that the guy who sold it to me had purchased it under the impression it had a 427 (?) in it which he wanted to swap into his truck and was disappointed to find out it was a 352, or maybe it’s not. Maybe he was misinformed which in turn led to us being misinformed and so and so on. The VIN is 536914475A63L. Try as I might, I can’t decode it. It was made here in Canada and from what I see majority of the sites are for the states. Not sure if that makes a difference or not.
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