Flathead to C4 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Transmission - Rearend
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-25-2007, 09:14 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Flathead to C4

I have a 49 Shoebox and am considering converting from the three on a tree to a C4 using a Flat-o-Matic kit. I know that Flatattack and Speedway both make kits too. I have heard the Speedway is problematic because of the fit. From the posts I have read, the Flat-o-Matic seems the easiest way to go.

I was curious if anyone that did this conversion had any regrets.

What C4 tranny would you recommend? I am looking for an aftermarket rather than a junkyard piece.

Also, for those of you who did this conversion did you replace the steering column? I would rather have a automatic column shifter than cutting up the floorboard.

Thanks.
earle
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-25-2007, 09:29 PM
Crosley's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: T-350 rebuild tech
Last journal entry: Bar under the dash
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: ... USA
Posts: 7,987
Wiki Edits: 1659

Thanks: 258
Thanked 86 Times in 83 Posts
1970 to 1977 C-4 would be a better choice...

the fellows I;ve dealt with liked the Flat O matic setup.

__________________
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 09-25-2007, 09:32 PM
Crosley's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: T-350 rebuild tech
Last journal entry: Bar under the dash
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: ... USA
Posts: 7,987
Wiki Edits: 1659

Thanks: 258
Thanked 86 Times in 83 Posts
photo of a C-4 with flat O matic adapter on the trans case.

Chrome Lokar shifter mount...


__________________
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 09-26-2007, 10:22 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 6
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks Crosley.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Transmission - Rearend posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flathead V8 ?'s " for school project" 51FordDuff General Rodding Tech 4 06-12-2009 02:55 PM
Flathead or 351 for my 30 sedan MustBnuts Engine 22 10-10-2006 08:55 AM
Replacing C4 with AOD Mustang50Clay Transmission - Rearend 5 05-04-2004 05:24 PM
Input shaft conversion for C4 k2mooch Transmission - Rearend 8 12-29-2003 10:36 AM
flathead and a C4 dmorris1200 Transmission - Rearend 5 09-01-2002 05:46 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.