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fastford34
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From: penna
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posted 05-23-2002 05:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34   Click Here to Email fastford34     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey ford fans. need sure fire info on changing a fmx to a c4 hooked to 351 cleveland. i have tried countless times and get nothing but conflicting answers. do i need another flexplate,coverter,yoke,etc? what year car/truck do i look for?would really like part numbers and or talk with someone that did this swap. i cannot install a c6,too large for my 34 coupe trans tunnel and do not want to cut any thing more out of it. please help asap,thanks all.
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MattN
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posted 05-23-2002 06:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MattN   Click Here to Email MattN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You need to look for a post 70 C-4 preferrabally with a pan fill. Look in F-100's from the late 70's or early 80's. Try to find one with a "H" servo. The post 70 models have 26 splined input shafts, vs. 24 for older ones, makes buying a stall converter later, easier. Plus they are stronger. These should be the big bellhousing c-4's. They should take the same 164 tooth flexplate that you have. You will need to change yokes for sure, the FMX uses the same as a C-6. If you are really cramped for space look for a small bellhousing c-4. These have 157 teeth flexplates. If you find one still attached, you can get all the parts you need when you remove it. You will have to use a C-4 converter also, because the input on the FMX is bigger. I hope this helps.

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Moneymaker
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posted 05-24-2002 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's about it and to add the crossmemeber will work also. SInce it is a street rod, you may want to consider an AOD for better fuel economy in today gas price gouging times. It is just s touch larger than a C-4 in girth, but the same length.

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fastford34
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posted 05-24-2002 09:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34   Click Here to Email fastford34     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Moneymaker:
That's about it and to add the crossmemeber will work also. SInce it is a street rod, you may want to consider an AOD for better fuel economy in today gas price gouging times. It is just s touch larger than a C-4 in girth, but the same length.


thanks for the info. i really like this web site,you guys are great! thanks again.

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fastford34
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posted 05-26-2002 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34   Click Here to Email fastford34     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by fastford34:
thanks for the info. i really like this web site,you guys are great! thanks again.


moneymaker,now you started me thinking.is the a particular year,model, i should look for in the aod? thanks for the help.

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fastford34
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posted 05-26-2002 10:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastford34   Click Here to Email fastford34     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
moneymaker ,you started me thinking.what year aod should i look for? i was told the early aod`s are not to good,particularly for performance.the coupe does visit the 1/4 mile at times.thanks for your help.

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