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T-400 trans to a Ford 351 C engine?

Im looking for some info/help on a idea that i have and i want to know if its been done or impossible.
Im currently building a 351 clevland ( 11.4:1 .30 over , aussie ported heads, 640 lift) and im looking into transmissions and i currently have a c4 to bolt to it but to get one rebuilt in my area to handle the engine is a very large pry bar on the pocket book.
Id love to put in a turbo 400, but i cant find any way that it has been done or adaptor plates or anything. I know its like a cardinal sin for a ford to have a chevy and vis versa but, I want the durability and gearing of the th 400 and Im not a purist and dont care weather its chevy or ford as long as its mean and fast. I already know that ill have to get a custom shaft made and mounts and a bunch of other stuff that has to get done but the one thing that i cant find is a way to bolt it up.
If anyone has any ideas or knows of a place to get a mounting plate please let me know
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Talk about a large pry bar in your pocketbook........what's wrong with a C-6??
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Talk about a large pry bar in your pocketbook........what's wrong with a C-6??
I would have to get an adapter plate any how, my c4 fits up to my 351 bolt pattern so a c6 wouldn't fit up. or so ive been schooled many times before ive never tryed to bolt a c6 up to it but ive been told it wont work. and ive also read that it drops 55 hp running a c6 because of the size. to where a c4 only drops 25 hp.
thats why id love to put in a th400 i ve got many availble to me cheep and never had any problems with the trans in any build ive ever done. theve taken a beating.
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UMMM...Yes, a C-6 will bolt up....1 bolt pattern fits the 429-460- and 351m.....the other bolt pattern fits the 289-302-351w-351c
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Call / email JW transmissions in FLorida about a SFI bell for the Ford that bolts onto the T-400 transmission.
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55 HP loss? no way
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Call / email JW transmissions in FLorida about a SFI bell for the Ford that bolts onto the T-400 transmission.
THANKS FOR THE TIP, they make a couple parts to do exactly what im looking to do. I had to call a couple differnt places, but that web site got me my answers thanks.
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and in case any one is wondering the company that gave me the info says to buy threw summit for the best price. but if anyone is wondering to do this conversion is around a grand!! not a bad price.
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Why not just rebuild any C4 that you already have instead of trying to bastardize something else. To do a C4 - really no special tools beyond a dial indicator They are about as simple to do as a 3-4 speed manual. Couple hundred bucks worth of parts from here or similar supplier, a weekend, and you are on your way. To do a performance build, another few hundred and a heluva lot better then some odd ball transmission for that enging.

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Why not just rebuild any C4 that you already have instead of trying to bastardize something else...
My thoughts, too. The C4 is small, light, and less costly in terms on HP losses. With a few good parts it will live a long life.

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'' but if anyone is wondering to do this conversion is around a grand!! not a bad price.''
So you're saying that a built 400 trans...stall converter...custom driveshaft...400 yoke...mounts...the conversion kit to bolt it to your ford motor....etc. all for around a thousand dollars.....really

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'' but if anyone is wondering to do this conversion is around a grand!! not a bad price.''
So you're saying that a built 400 trans...stall converter...custom driveshaft...400 yoke...mounts...the conversion kit to bolt it to your ford motor....etc. all for around a thousand dollars.....really
nope just the kit, basicly a bell houseing and a crank adaptor. but i ended up finding it way cheaper threw jw like mentioned above said round 400 bucks. for the bell h. and crank adapter.
and i seen that someone posted a diagram of a c 4, and i would love to rebuild what i have. but i can rebuild it stock all day long and burn it up the same day i put it in. unless someone has a vid to post on how to make it handle at least 650 hp i dont think rebuilding a c4 would be in my best interest right now. but if i can rebuild the c4 to handle that amount of hp. sign me up and save me some cash. bad thing is the chevy trans is a better more durable and would make my engine into a torque monster. just my thoughts.
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Why not just rebuild any C4 that you already have instead of trying to bastardize something else. To do a C4 - really no special tools beyond a dial indicator They are about as simple to do as a 3-4 speed manual. Couple hundred bucks worth of parts from here or similar supplier, a weekend, and you are on your way. To do a performance build, another few hundred and a heluva lot better then some odd ball transmission for that enging.

do you know the correct way to build the c 4 to handle 650 hp, if you do im all ears, eyes and hands.
and im not trying to piss people off with the idea of putting the combo together i just want a car that launches hard, shifts solid, is durable and doesnt leave a trail of parts for the wrecker. truthfully if the trans guys in my area would come down a bit on the price id go with them to rebuild my c4, ive heard many horror stories of trying to rebuild auto trans. and altho im ready to give it a shot, but i dont think that i can handle a high proformance build my first shot. unless there that easy to make strong?????
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Why are you so worried about the cost of a transmission when you have so much $$ tied up in that "650Hp" 351C. Doesn't compute
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do you know the correct way to build the c 4 to handle 650 hp, if you do im all ears, eyes and hands...
The info is out there:

http://www.mustangandfords.com/techa...n/viewall.html

http://www.cpgnation.com/forum/c-4-t...sing-2255.html

http://raceabilene.com/kelly/hotrod/trans.html

http://www.c6-c4.com/

http://www.mustang50magazine.com/tec...n/viewall.html

Etcetera, etcetara, zow...

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