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Old 06-29-2005, 08:01   #1 (permalink)
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C4 in a '68 Fastback

I have a C4 that I know needs a rebuild. The engine is a 289 4bbl that has
been bored and a Lunati 292(IIRC) installed. Local speed shop built the
engine for me in 1988 and with divorce, new wife and just life in general,
I've never gotten around to putting it in. Anyway, my question is, should I
stick with a C4 or is there a better trans that will bolt right in for my
application?
Thanks
Dave


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Old 06-29-2005, 09:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: C4 in a '68 Fastback


"Hairy" <hairy@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>I have a C4 that I know needs a rebuild. The engine is a 289 4bbl that has
> been bored and a Lunati 292(IIRC) installed. Local speed shop built the
> engine for me in 1988 and with divorce, new wife and just life in general,
> I've never gotten around to putting it in. Anyway, my question is, should
> I
> stick with a C4 or is there a better trans that will bolt right in for my
> application?
> Thanks
> Dave


Stick with it. It's way lighter than ANY other auto that Ford made and it
can be made near bulletproof if you just HAVE to. Lotsa C4's behind drag
motors out there. Just look in any Summit or Jeg's mags for parts that'll
make it stout.

I've got a C4 behind my mild 300hp 302 in my Ranchero. Only upgrade was a
Trans-Go shift kit. It works just fine without a peep of trouble.
--
Scott W.
'66 HCS Mustang 289
'68 Ranchero 500 302
'69 Mustang Sportsroof 351W
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Old 06-29-2005, 12:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: C4 in a '68 Fastback

C4 is good transmission. I have had several cars with C4s behind 289s
and 302s and never had any problems no matter how hard I drove. I'm
presently running a C4 behind a 65 289 4V A Code which has been
lightly modified. Mine is a daily driver (when I can afford the fuel)
which will be used around town and on cross country trips, so, I'm
leaning toward the AOD conversion.

If you're gonna do any traveling, you might want to consider an AOD
conversion with the soaring gas prices. You can check out the
information at www.windsorfox.com (or is it www.windsor-fox.com ?) for
details and recommendations on donor transmissions, etc.

And within the past few days 66 6F HCS mentioned in the thread
"Finally chose the engine for my 68 coupe!" transferring the 4R70W
gearset into an AOD and get all the advantages of the wide ratio and
you dump the whole brain box PITA. Since he posted to you, you may
wish to inquire further about this. Sounds interesting.


On Wed, 29 Jun 2005 08:56:06 -0500, "Hairy" <hairy@hotmail.com> wrote:

>I have a C4 that I know needs a rebuild. The engine is a 289 4bbl that has
>been bored and a Lunati 292(IIRC) installed. Local speed shop built the
>engine for me in 1988 and with divorce, new wife and just life in general,
>I've never gotten around to putting it in. Anyway, my question is, should I
>stick with a C4 or is there a better trans that will bolt right in for my
>application?
>Thanks
>Dave
>


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