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jermustang68
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From: Santa Rosa,Texas, USA
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 10-22-2001 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jermustang68   Click Here to Email jermustang68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey,
I'm restoring my 68 mustang to be a daily driver. It came with a 302 w/ c4 trans.(not original). To be more economical I was planning to install an AOD, but my friend offered to sell me a rebuilt c6 trans. from a lincoln for $50(guaranteed to work). I have tried it and it most definitely works. I prefer not to swap the engine and I know the c6 should fit,so my question is which transmission would be more economical w/ a 302???????????

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Fastback68
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From: Sucat, Paranaque, Philippines
Registered: Jul 99

posted 10-22-2001 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not the resident expert -- I only pass on what I learn, and most of that I learn right here I think the boys will tell you to forget the C6. You'll lose too much horsepower getting the thing to turn, and efficiency will inevitably suffer. That said, $50 for a guaranteed C6 is a steal!
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67coupe
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From: dallas NC usa
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posted 10-23-2001 01:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67coupe   Click Here to Email 67coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well if u want fuel econmy go for the aod but the c6 does use less power to run than the aod and is stronger so it deponds on what u really want out of it :

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67 coupe with 351c
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in process 67 convt with efi 5.0 and t5

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richard bohm
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From: tucson,az-luray,va
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posted 10-23-2001 11:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the C6 is over kill for your motor unless you are making more than 600 hp. i say go with the aod and 3.50 gears and have a blast.

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-24-2001 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AOD is more work but worth it in the long run!

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