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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-20-11, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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390cid to 460cid in a Galaxie

Hey. I'm Mark from Denmark, i have a Ford Galaxie 500XL cab from 1969, it hads a 390 with a C6 and i want to swap it for a 460, is that possible and with my C6 from the 390?
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Re: 390cid to 460cid in a Galaxie

Is it possible? Sure, but the existing C6 won't bolt-up to it. You could get a compatible C6 or go with a 428 which should bolt up to your current tranny.

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Re: 390cid to 460cid in a Galaxie

Hey Ron.

Thangs for you answeer, i want to go for the 460cid, so what you say is, i need a new C6, isit not possible to change the bell housing of my old C6?

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Re: 390cid to 460cid in a Galaxie

Well, I can't say for positive, but I would think a c6 is a c6, bell housing should be the only difference.
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Re: 390cid to 460cid in a Galaxie

The C6 is a one-piece unit, meaning that the bell housing cannot be removed from the transmission. The bell housing in located on the front of the transmission. The torque converter sits inside the bell housing. If a seam exists between the bell housing and the center of the transmission, the transmission is not a C6. As far as I know there was "never" a C6 with a removable bellhousing. I'm sure that someone will let us know if I'm wrong.

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Re: 390cid to 460cid in a Galaxie

One piece unit makes the difference then. The handful I've ever messed with had bell housing and tranny as two separate pieces
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