OK, I am going to be removing the 1970's C-4 transmission from my 1965 coupe, and replacing it with a more correct 1966 C-4 that I found. I will also be replacing the torque converter, and possibly the flywheel, if it is in bad shape (I don't think it is). In order for the 1966 tranny to work with my Mustang, I will have to remove its manual shift lever, because the 1966 tranny's shift lever is for a column-shift car. I will put the manual shift lever that is currently working with my 1970's C-4 into the 1966 C-4 so my car will be able to shift it. I will also put the bellhousing from the 1970's C-4 onto the 1966 C-4 because it doesn't have one.
MY QUESTION: I am fairly good with tools, and so far I have had good luck working on my Mustang (knock wood). However, I have never messed with transmissions before, and I am wondering if I should tackle this job.
I know that I will have to remove the valve body on both transmissions in order to swap the shift levers, and I know that you MUST torque the valve body screws to the correct inch-pound setting.
Is there anything else I need to watch out for, or is this a pretty easy and straightforward swap? What do I need to know to switch my current transmission's yoke onto the 1966 tranny? Do I need to replace the rear seal when I do this, or is it a slide-off, slide-on deal?
For lifting purposes, I will be renting a transmission jack, unless I can find a transmission adaptor for my floor jack that's not too expensive. I AM TRYING TO SAVE MONEY, in case you haven't noticed already!
Any and all tips would be appreciated. Thanks!
*andy* ([email protected])
also known as...***Boss Hoss***
*1965 Mustang 289 coupe*
*1996 Mustang GT coupe*