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aGreenAgent
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From: Orange County, CA
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posted 11-18-2002 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for aGreenAgent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Stang is just a daily driver, but I am converting it from a I6 to a V8, and I understand the Cruise-o-Matic is crap. So I was wondering what type of automatic tranny I should buy when I replace it, as the car will not be raced or anything.

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Dave Gibson
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posted 11-18-2002 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nothing wrong with the Cruise-o-matic or C-4 as a lot of folks call them. A lot of race cars are running C-4 race trannies and are doing just great with them. Just ask Alex! I have never had any major problems with them either.

Dave & Terri

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'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
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Fastback68
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posted 11-18-2002 10:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well Dave, I'm not sure about that. Here's a thread on the differences between Cruise-o-matics and C4s ...
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/008449.html

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aGreenAgent
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posted 11-18-2002 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for aGreenAgent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
so I should get a C-4?

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Dave Gibson
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posted 11-19-2002 02:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Go with a C-4 automatic. You want be disappointed.

Dave & Terri

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Poison Ivy (Dave's)
'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
'02 Explorer XLT, Black, 3.73:1 limited slip, class III tow package!

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Dave Gibson
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posted 11-19-2002 02:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastback68:
Well Dave, I'm not sure about that. Here's a thread on the differences between Cruise-o-matics and C4s ...
https://mustangsandmore.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/008449.html

Simon,
I will have to take a look at our '65 to be sure, but I'm almost positive it says cruise-o-matic on the auto handle or the center console. That is why I'm thinking the c-o-m and C-4 are one in the same.

Dave & Terri

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Poison Ivy (Dave's)
'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
'02 Explorer XLT, Black, 3.73:1 limited slip, class III tow package!

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soaring
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posted 11-19-2002 03:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for soaring   Click Here to Email soaring     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Different tranny's altogether. If you are upgrading from a 6 to an 8, then get a C-4. Yes, the tranny you now have is a wimp compared tothe C-4.

If you want a standard 4 speed, then you would need to go through a lot of other changes and money spent to upgrade because of having to add a clutch, etc., etc....Just stick with the old tried and true c-4 for the 289 and 302 V8 Fords.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-19-2002 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Be aware there are six cylinder C4s and V8 C4s, you want the V8 C4.

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aGreenAgent
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posted 11-19-2002 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for aGreenAgent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would the V8 C-4 work with my I6? I'd rather put in the new tranny first, then upgrade to the V8, if just only to space out my spending.

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Dave Gibson
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posted 11-20-2002 12:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson   Click Here to Email Dave Gibson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would probably be easier to do the swap all at once, tranny and engine. That way you aren't pulling the engine twice. Buy a c-4 and have it ready to go when you have the money for the 289.

Dave & Terri

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Poison Ivy (Dave's)
'65 Fastback Modified 289 4V, C-4, dual exhaust, styled steel wheels, rally pac, A/C
'02 Explorer XLT, Black, 3.73:1 limited slip, class III tow package!

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Lennie_21
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From: Denton, TX
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posted 11-20-2002 12:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lennie_21   Click Here to Email Lennie_21     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you're married to the idea of a 289 that's fine. Another alternative would be to go to a local wrecking yard and buy a 5.0 with an AOD already together, then go through and rebuild both.

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aGreenAgent
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posted 11-21-2002 12:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for aGreenAgent     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I suppose I could do 5.0, but I'm trying to go with a 100% original thing in my car. I don't want anything to look modified.

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