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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-02-05, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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Falcon Coupe's C6 is in

Here's the low down.

2" piped extractors don't fit. So some more mods there.
Factory long bellhousing bolts work with plenty of thread in.
C4 flex plate is used.
Factory trans mount works manual/auto is the same.
Factory trans crossmember works at this stage. Looks like it'll be fine anyway.

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tailshaft length

I can say I've honestly only had two autos fit up that easy in around 12 years. My glide and this c6. Buggered if I know why. Maybe it's second nature now since I've removed and fitted plenty.

If Falcon Coupe does some more tomorrow? We can clarify the conversion some more. It's not a hard conversion contrary to what some have said.


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Re: Falcon Coupe's C6 is in

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It's not a hard conversion contrary to what some have said.
The only painfull part about it is when Brenx smacks you across the head with the crossmember
Thanks for the help mate, and Crochunter will be happy to know that plenty of and pizza helped the job along.

Edit: My expensive clutch and flywheel are showing some signs of stress, the auto is definately the better option, if the input shafts didn't break something else soon would have.

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Re: Falcon Coupe's C6 is in

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The only painfull part about it is when Brenx smacks you across the head with the crossmember
Thanks for the help mate, and Crochunter will be happy to know that plenty of and pizza helped the job along.

Edit: My expensive clutch and flywheel are showing some signs of stress, the auto is definately the better option, if the input shafts didn't break something else soon would have.
Sounds like "by far" the easiest (and least expensive) choice...let us know how it hooks and grabs you when you apply power to it.


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Re: Falcon Coupe's C6 is in

It's pretty much the same as a glide conversion just without the trans crossmember and speedo cable.

Yes that clutch assembly looks punished but it was still hanging in there.

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Re: Falcon Coupe's C6 is in

Not good news for me .
To hear the toploader didn't hold up as I am using one with around the same horse power.
I like manuals better so five speed might be the way to go for me later .
I had a c6 in my bronco and managed to blow the whole thing not even the housing could be reused .In saying that it was great before and after that . In my bronco 1st gear was long up to about 90km before cherping the wheels into second .I think you will enjoy the C6 and the piece of mind that it is strong .
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Re: Falcon Coupe's C6 is in

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Not good news for me .
To hear the toploader didn't hold up as I am using one with around the same horse power.
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You should be worried. I would say your power will be a good bit more. If you didn't i would be really surprized.
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Re: Falcon Coupe's C6 is in

Tony i looked at the Tremec TKO 600 five speed, it can take 600ft/lbs
of torque and with 4:88 gears it will rev at 2600 rpm in top gear, i spoke with Mal wood (who said no TKO has ever broken a shaft) and it sounded like a good all round option, but at nearly $5k complete it's a little pricey, a strong C6 can be built for half that with convertor.
No way i would run a toploader in your combo, Brenx saw what my "strong" input shaft from Texas looks like when we pulled the box out tonight.

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Re: Falcon Coupe's C6 is in

shaft = nicely trwisted.

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Re: Falcon Coupe's C6 is in

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The only painfull part about it is when Brenx smacks you across the head with the crossmember
Did you reply with a torque wrench left cross to the kneecaps?

Interesting about that "extreme" clutch. Might see what Mal's customers are using on the TKO's.

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Re: Falcon Coupe's C6 is in

Toploaders have been causing bother in hotted up streeters for years. They can handle 300-350 hp on street tyres for ever but put slicks on and make the car hook up, then a t/loader is as weak as p1ss. As is a 9" diff.

The 4 sp. is still my choice of box for a GT but there's no way I'd race a fast car with one.
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