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70 Pony

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From: Glenmoore, PA, USA
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posted 11-17-2002 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is the Cruise o matic tranny, basically a weak C-4? Can it take some abuse ? Are they completely different trannys ?
Wasn't the FMX based on the cruise o matic?
Thanks.....seems my '66 has the Cruise o Matic. (Or did all the early stangs have them?)

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posted 11-17-2002 12:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
CoM is junk Eddie. It's a 1950's Borg Warner design transmission that was adapted to most makes at one time or another. FoMoCo bought the tooling in the early 60's and continued to use it as they developed the C-4 and C6.
It makes a nice boat anchor.
C-4 is a much better choice no matter what yor intentions.

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posted 11-17-2002 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Plus the C4 as alot more parts for it.
I like the C4 1-2-3 manual shift over the green dot trans Cruise O Matic.

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