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Old 07-27-2004, 01:09   #1 (permalink)
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fmx,c4 or c10

hello people i am building a 351 for my car and have a fmx here,but was told a lot of bad things about this trans
*what i want*
cheap to rebuild
wide variety of stall converter
strong enough to handle 300-350+hp
cheap for parts
variety of quick shifters
i have had a look at some sites and cant realy find any thing on the fmx but would like assistance
some one out there would know what it should cost to rebuild a solid trans with a stallie ect
any help is appreciated
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Re: fmx,c4 or c10

go the c series gearboxes, fmx are big and heavy and from what i'm told more expensive to rebuild than a C4 or C10 gearbox
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Old 07-27-2004, 08:39   #3 (permalink)
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Re: fmx,c4 or c10

Mrxe, What state are you in?
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Re: fmx,c4 or c10

Stick with the FMX it'll handle 300-350hp easy. Although for the other items you listed a C4 has more options.

I've had issues without aftermarket shifter cables stretching. I'lve gone back to a stock shifter. As it's cheaper for my hip pocket as a stretched cable won't put the box in gear correctly. Misaligning valve body oil passages, in the long term causing box failures. If you go aftermarket make sure it's aligned riight.

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9psi eb i am in melbournes s/eastern area near dandenong
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Re: fmx,c4 or c10

Mrxe, thats cool,
I have a number for a trans builder in perth that knows his stuff, and can still get parts and shift kits for the fmx.
Im running a b&m megashifter in mine (it's an FMX) the only thing is you need to make up a custom bracket to hold the cable. Once its set up right, it shouldnt be a problem. the setup is very similar to a C4.
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I've had issues without aftermarket shifter cables stretching. Brenden
That can happen if the cable is left in one position for too long,especially if in the sun, they kinda freeze in that shape and when you twist them back another way they get really tight and you gotta push it hard to change. We had this problem with a brand new B/M cable, it was tight but never gave any problems.

Pays too check it once in a while anyway, even if not tight to shift, I check my adjustment often, would never ever go back to a std shifter tho I think they are all rubbish.

FMX is ok but is VERY heavy, i'd go for c4,c10ect.

C4 is best for getting power to ground, ie less drain on power.
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ive ran a fmx in my falcon for 14 months that i got out of a wreak for $100
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