i would have said hadfield as a first up but there are plenty of other places that arent quite as well known that do housings.
do a search for automatic transmisions and then ask them if they can get/have already got conversions
i kno of a couple of mates that run T400 and powerglide autos behind tough crossflow sixes and they went through an auto trans place for there conversions so i would presume that it wouldnt be hard to get a kit for the C series ford autos
btw the conversion price could far outweigh the cost of a 5 speed conversion what is the reason for staying auto??
no, its not a cost thing. the car will be a daily driver with about 220+ rwkw of power, so reliability and drivability is the major issue.
I dont see a t5 lasting with that power, and a clutch to cope with it would be hell to drive with in traffic.
the c4 auto doesnt seem to look much different than the b/w autos, so im not sure where the great expense of the conversion would be. All that would be needed would be a bellhousing and maybe a tailshaft? i had a custom single piece 3" tailshaft made up for 250 dollars for my last car.
there is a car that was modified (an EL) with a turbo 6 and it runs a c4 auto with highstall and manual valve body. The car was done by PET, so i know there is a conversion kit out there, just gotta find out who makes it and how much it is!
yeah you'd need to have a linkage kit made up so the standard shifter works as the bw and the c series have the selector on the oposite sides fo the box also i was factoring in a reco of the auto as well - which it would definatley need to cope with that kinda power
a stock 6 cyl C series box wouldnt cut it and a V8 one would need to be rebuilt anyway for the 6 cyl convert.
also a rear mount for the box will need to be constrcted to engineers specs and will need a certificate. please oh please dont use a towbar welded to the chassis (ive seen it on mustangs etc)
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