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dark7068
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posted 06-08-2002 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi all, I own a '80 F150 2wd supercab, with a 300-6cyl. and 4 speed standard. All the tags on the truck says a 351M should of been in there. oh well. My question is, my wife cant drive a standard, and I want to put in an auto, I have a C4, FE C6, and an FMX around, which one will fit without alot if extra work, and what would be involved, driveshaft, convertor, mount, etc. I have a B&M shifter I'll put in if I do it.
Thanx alot.


Rick

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SteveLaRiviere
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From: Saco, Maine Toys: '70 Mustang Mach 1 - '72 Mustang Sprint - '94 F-150
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posted 06-08-2002 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, the FE C6 is out because of the big block bellhousing. So that leaves the C4 and the FMX. Both will bolt up to the engine and the crossmember, IIRC, but the C4 was used OEM so that would be helpful if you need boneyard parts.

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dark7068
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posted 06-08-2002 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
is the driveshaft the same too, or would I need to get a longer/shorter one.
Thanx alot for the help, this is my first truck, 6 cly. power, so Im not to sure of them but the motor does chirp the tires in 2 and 3rd gears and can pull out stumps in 1st.

Rick

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80 F150 supercab

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68F100
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posted 06-08-2002 09:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree that the C4 would be the easiest, but can't help ya on the driveshaft length. Maybe you could take some measurements and see if they are close.

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MLariviere
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posted 06-09-2002 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you'll be very close as long as you have the long tailshaft housing,ie big car. Mustang and Cougar have short housings.

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dark7068
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posted 06-16-2002 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dark7068   Click Here to Email dark7068     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, in stead of playing around with the tranny change in the truck, I sold it

Thanx to all who helped out.

Rick

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MLariviere
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posted 06-17-2002 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sometimes that's the best way to fix things!

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