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FloJoe
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From: Port Orange, FL, USA
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 12-15-2002 11:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FloJoe   Click Here to Email FloJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In future plans I would like to get a 351w putting out over 400hp to put in my stang. Would it be a good idea to keep the C-4 or would I need a C-6. Also, do they sell any kits to beef up a C-4/C-6 so it can handle more power?

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Joe Fields
68 Fastback 289ci bored .030 over
C-4
"Never fry bacon in the nude.

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-15-2002 11:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
C-4 yes, absolutly! Contact JPT transmissions at 517-663-0578 or [email protected] for all your C-4 parts needs.

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Alex Denysenko
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FloJoe
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From: Port Orange, FL, USA
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posted 12-15-2002 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FloJoe   Click Here to Email FloJoe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks MM! Now how about makin' some of that money for me??

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Joe Fields
68 Fastback 289ci bored .030 over
C-4
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Dad Vishus
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From: Moscow, Iowa, USA
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 12-16-2002 08:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
KVs car with a Cleveland at 2800 lbs. runs as quick as 6.18 eighth mile. That has to work out to way over 400 HP. His C4 was originally a Trans King. It has held up well and with rebuilds after 300 - 350 passes, has been flawless.

I wouldn't probably get the Trans King again, the service we got from them on another piece was pretty bad. Thier brake is really quick though and the quality of the mods work great.

As Alex said, JPT has an excellent reputation. The C4 is preferable due to the reduced weight and less HP to operate compared to the C6.

The only racer I've seen that had trouble with a properly prepped C4 was running a monster big block in front of one. I think they were blowing servos, but I could be wrong. That was several years ago and my memory..... Their motor was undoubtedly making 800HP plus.

Keep the C4, you'll be glad you did.

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63 Falcon 377 Cleveland stroker Flying Toilet alchohol injection. 6.19 @ 110 MPH 1/8 mile
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Dad Vishus
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posted 12-16-2002 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dad Vishus   Click Here to Email Dad Vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One other thing....sorry for rambling.

KVs C4 works well enough that more than one GM guy has asked if one could be adapted to a Chebbie motor. Imagine that!

Maybe some tranny guy should think about that.

The bellhousing already unbolts. With a Glide you have to machine them. A bellhousing could be fabbed or cast to fit any motor. Hmmmmmmm!

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63 Falcon 377 Cleveland stroker Flying Toilet alchohol injection. 6.19 @ 110 MPH 1/8 mile
2002 Ranger FX4 daily driver
2000 F350 PSD Crew cab dually - Like commuting in a B52!!
98 US Cargo Phantom II 28'

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ciscokid
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From: Cleveland, TN
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 12-17-2002 02:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ciscokid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here is a link to an interesting discussion on C4 build-ups. They get pretty technical, but there is a lot of decent information in the thread.

http://www.fordmuscle.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?topic=1626&forum=13&start=75

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Moneymaker
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posted 12-17-2002 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
JPT has adapter bell housings to mate a C-4 to almost any engine.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"
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