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How to Identify Ford Transmissions

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Building a custom car or truck includes putting together a drivetrain that’s suited for your application, and one of those key aspects is the transmission. Finding that transmission is as easy as going to a junkyard or searching online, but determining what type of Ford transmission it is—and what gearing comes with it, what vehicle it was from and what application it’s best for—takes a few steps.

Step 1

Take a picture of the transmission. Take several shots of all angles, including the pan, the bellhousing and all the mounting points.

Step 2

Measure the distance from the bellhousing to the rear of the transmission.