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Red_69Mach1
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posted 01-25-2002 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Red_69Mach1   Click Here to Email Red_69Mach1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi-

The 1969 Mach 1 have right now has a FMX transmission, I was thinking of dropping it and getting another transmission like a C4 instead.Do you guys think this is a wise decision?

Also, would you guys recommend other transmissions like the AOD and C6.

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Scott (69Mach)
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posted 01-25-2002 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I'd spend the money elsewhere unless you're building a strip car. The FMX is a bit heavy, but it'll take a lot of abuse and is fine for a street car.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 01-25-2002 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree. Unless you were drag racing it and needed the .2 or .3 difference, I wouldn't replace it unless you have to. Everyone knocks the FMX tranny, but it's a pretty stout piece. I'm keeping both FMXs in my Mustangs, unless I decide later to go AOD, which I doubt because of the cost.

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-26-2002 01:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FMX is OK for a street car. Could use a high quality shift kit though.

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steve'66
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posted 01-26-2002 01:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Red,

Is this a street car?


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steve'66
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posted 01-26-2002 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm curious cause you asked it on the Racing forum. And for racing the FMX is only good as a boat anchor.

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TomP
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posted 01-26-2002 01:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What automatic transmission do i recommend?

Hmmm... (thinkin) ... hmmmm

NONE!!

Get a stick... sticks are happenin' ... sticks are faaaar out.

Anyways, if it's a race car you'll be wasting money to try and get torque pervertors and valve body stuff for it. It would be strong enough and fine for street and mild racing.

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Red_69Mach1
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posted 01-26-2002 01:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Red_69Mach1   Click Here to Email Red_69Mach1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I'm just primarily just going to use the car on the car on the street.

I guess I'm going to the FMX now.

Do you guys recommend the Trans-Go Shift kit??

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Red_69Mach1
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posted 01-26-2002 01:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Red_69Mach1   Click Here to Email Red_69Mach1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
TomP-

I was going to convert it to stick until I found it cost more money than I had

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-26-2002 01:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, the Trans Go shift kit is the best available for the FMX.
Tomp, you just like pulling your stick that's all.

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Alex Denysenko
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65_289
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posted 01-26-2002 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65_289   Click Here to Email 65_289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Yes, the Trans Go shift kit is the best available for the FMX.
Tomp, you just like pulling your stick that's all.


I like pulling my stick too. You gotta problem wit dat?


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Moneymaker
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posted 01-26-2002 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually I prefer someone else to pull on mine.

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Alex Denysenko
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MoneyManager
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posted 01-26-2002 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MoneyManager   Click Here to Email MoneyManager     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Actually I prefer someone else to pull on mine.


LOL, anyone in particular?
Sorry I couldn't resist! LOL LOL LOL LOL


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TomP
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posted 01-26-2002 05:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex

Don't look at me to fulfill THAT request.

I have my hands full with my own

Talking transmissions here of course!

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Moneymaker
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posted 01-26-2002 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So you still doing that two finger stroke shift Tomp?

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Alex Denysenko
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Blu Dawg
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posted 01-26-2002 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blu Dawg   Click Here to Email Blu Dawg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[email protected], did this post take an unexpected turn...lol

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