Ford C^ Overdrive

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Ford C^ Overdrive

Postby Timd » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:37 am

Hi all,

I have a C6 tranny that has overdrive, it doesn't have anything special attached to it, my question is, I have been reading that Ford never made a C6 with overdrive, if I have a C6 tranny that jumps into overdrive when I floor it then where did it come from?

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Re: Ford C^ Overdrive

Postby 1972hiboy » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:42 am

Gear vendor?
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Re: Ford C^ Overdrive

Postby colnago » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:46 pm

Are you sure that's overdrive? The C6 has a shift-down lever; when you floor it, the C6 downshifts to second so you have some oomph for passing.

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Re: Ford C^ Overdrive

Postby 1972hiboy » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:27 pm

colnago wrote:Are you sure that's overdrive? The C6 has a shift-down lever; when you floor it, the C6 downshifts to second so you have some oomph for passing.

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oooh that makes more sense. For a C6, overdrive would mean a fourth gear. But down shifting into passing gear is not the same as overdrive. I recall being confused with that sort of terminology when I was younger.
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1973 f350 super c/s 460/c6 22k orig miles
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1972 f250 ranger XLT Camper Special 390
1972 f250 4x4 custom 84k og miles 390
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Dont eat yellow snow.....

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Re: Ford C^ Overdrive

Postby Timd » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:56 pm

Ah I bet the shift down is it, that makes sense.

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