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CometGT1974
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posted 01-21-2003 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm wanting to start reading/learning about automatic transmissions, C4's to be exact! Does anyone know of a good book that talks about Ford automatics that would be a good starting point. I just want to learn about basic function and rebuilding procedures....any suggestions appreciated!!

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steve'66
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posted 01-21-2003 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me too....

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Fastymz
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posted 01-22-2003 12:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Count me in too.

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Rory McNeil
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posted 01-22-2003 02:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rory McNeil   Click Here to Email Rory McNeil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NOT ME !!!!!

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gregaust
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posted 01-22-2003 04:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gregaust     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hope a link is ok on here..It is a good one + also the archives at fordmuscle,though this post covers most of it..

http://www.fordmuscle.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?topic=9911&forum=1&23

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Mario428
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posted 01-22-2003 06:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mario428   Click Here to Email Mario428     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2400528109&category=6759

This is a Ford manual set for 1975 and will have full repair section on a C-4. Combined with the Fordmuscle Forum posts on upgrading C-4's you will have all the info you need.
Hope it helps.

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Just Strokin
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posted 01-22-2003 07:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Go to http://www.bulkpart.com and order the ATSG service manual for the C4/C5 for about 15.00. Has lots of pictures on how to take the transmission apart and put it back together along with clearances. It is written more towards the later C5's with lock up converters but most all the info applies to the C4 also.

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68DARKHORSE
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posted 01-22-2003 10:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Never mind. I found it in the link.

Thanks
Alton

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Big Block Capri
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posted 01-22-2003 11:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big Block Capri   Click Here to Email Big Block Capri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Guys,
Haynes has a manual that covers all main Ford automatics. It covers basic operation, disassembly, rebuild and assembly. We picked one up when we got tired of the so called experts screwing ours up and charging to fix their mistakes. Once you get inside them, they're not as mystical as the experts lead you to believe.

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clevelandstyle
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posted 01-22-2003 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Big Block Capri:
Once you get inside them, they're not as mystical as the experts lead you to believe.



I agree. They aren't as bad as I thought. Just pay close attention to clearances and end play. I'll never hire another rebuild.
I also looked around for a performance manual. I just couldn't find more than a stock overhaul manual. I got the Haynes manual and also got a lot of performance tricks from the Fordmuscle archives.

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