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Old 01-22-2002, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
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Question will the c-4 work??

I am currently looking for a v8 for my 68 and I want to know if my c-4 thats behind my 200 cu. in. I-6 will work with the 302 I am trying to piece together? How much power are they rated for?
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Old 01-22-2002, 13:59   #2 (permalink)
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as long as the bell housing matches up, it should work okay. you may want to go with a different torque converter though. i'm pretty certain that they're different from the 200 I6 to the 289 V8.

i've seen ponies with strong 289/302's using a c4. my first '66 had a c4 and it could handle the hp very nicely.
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c4's are graded by application, 6cyl or 8cyl 2v/4v. The bands and clutch packs are weaker on the 6 than the 8. You can just drive it till it breaks though and then get a v8 c4. Make sure the little arm on the tranny you shop for points up for floor shifter hook up. Column shift tranny arms point down.
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So it should bolt up to the block. Also couldn't i do a performance rebuild to handle the power of the V8.
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Old 01-23-2002, 11:36   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, c4s will handle the power and torque of a smallblock without a problem. you may wish to put in some performance parts and such, but you do not need the added weight of a c-6
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