Ford-O-Matic 2 speed Transmission info
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The pan from a typical FM/2.  This one is a '63.
FM/2 pan

The filter is not a normally-replaced item; clean it thoroughly in solvent to remove any accumulations.
FM/2 filter screen
From: GAbby <>

If your car has a C4 then there will be 11 bolts holding the transmission pan on.  If it has the Cruise-O-Matic, 14 bolts.  On the driver door ID tag there is in the upper right a signifier for "trans;" if the numeral below it is 4, and you have the original transmission in the car, it is a Cruise-O-Matic.

Refill capacity: 5.75 quarts, not including the torque converter.

Supposedly, the 144 got the oil cooler bypass line (the line runs from the trans' "out" port from the torque converter, down six inches and back into the "in" port, to dump the "cooled" oil into the sump) and the 170 got a real oil cooler in the radiator, but my '63 SW with a supposed original 170 "Special" engine has the bypass line.  The radiator has been replaced, so I can't see if the original had lines, but I see no evidence of cooler lines in the engine bay, and the trans does look original.  Perhaps the engine is really a 144.  In a wagon?

From: GAbby

On my '60 sedan, with an early Fordomatic (air cooled only--but I doubt it makes any difference) the dipstick measures 15-1/2 inches from the tube stop to the tip.  The low mark is a 1/2" from the bottom, and the full mark 1-1/2" from the bottom, so the full mark is 14" deep into the fill tube.  My Fordomatic is a bullet-proof  transmission -- I never need to get out of 2nd gear, even on the freeway!  Abby (and Gary)

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