Because it's Monday: Let's Gear Up

The reason I’m comfortable with having Hagerty as an insurer is because they really seem to get what the whole old car experience is all about. (Full disclosure: I insure my old cars through Hagerty, but they don’t pay me shit to link to their videos, I just think they’re stinkin’ cool.)
Here we have one of their amazing Redline Rebuild time lapse repair videos; the dismantling and rebuilding of a Ford-O-Matic transmission out of a Bullet Bird. The Ford-O-Matic was a Borg Warner design originally introduced in 1951 and serving with updates for decades after. This one appears to be a medium-length case which, according to Hemmings, makes it more commonly referred to as a Merc-O-Matic. Whatever the moniker, it sure is complicated. That matters little to us since we’re not doing the work. So, sit back and enjoy a little old school automatic innards on a Monday morning.
Source: Youtube

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2 responses to “Because it's Monday: Let's Gear Up”

  1. Alff Avatar

    This is how I know I’m in the right place – I’ve watched this before.

  2. salguod Avatar

    And that’s a Cruise-O-Matic, descendant of the Ford-O-Matic.