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Old 07-08-2002, 09:07 PM
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Another question for those who are brighter than I am. In my 80 stang, i pulled out a pathetic 4 banger, and with what I believe to be a C4 tranny. I'll be dropping in a wonderful 460 and a C6 to accompany it. Will a C6 out of a 87 Crown Victoria work in my car? The old tranny had a small electrical connector on the side. I believe that allows me to shift once the brake is applied? The C6 in the Crown Vic had one too, will the connectors work? Will the same tranny lines work that run to the radiator and carb? Thanks again. Bill
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Old 07-09-2002, 02:35 AM
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The tranny u pulled out of the mustang is prolly a C3, most 1987 vic's had the AOD (automatic-overdrive)tranny. The electrical connector is your neutral saftey switch & the C3 would have it around the shifter shaft and the AOD has a connector just above the shifter shaft because its inside. Take the plug with the tranny out of the vicky to hook up these wires. The stock AOD might not be tuff enuff for a 460, tho, a C6 would be. All tranny lines hook up the same but u need a large radiator for the 460, the wimpy little one that came with the 4cyl won't do. Some alteration for the kickdown hookups may be required. Have you measured accross to see if the 460 will fit between the shock towers? I put a 460 into a 1973 mustang once and there was only 1/2 inch space on each side. Good luck.
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If you are putting a 460 in a 4 banger 1980 stang, the tranny hook-ups should be the least of your concerns. Have you givin any thought to motor mounts, fire wall modifications to accomidate the tranny, paying someone to make custom headers, front suspension upgrades for the extra weight and frame reinforcement to handle all that torque... just to name a few.
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sounds like the last guy might have some good advice!

I'm into power as mutch as the next guy but that thing sounds like a "DEATH TRAP".

are u planing on driving this on the street if so have u thought as to how it will travel around turns? I had a factory equiped 8 in a Chev monza that was slightly warmed and in a turn with even minimal thottle that sucker wanted to pull straite, which is scary here in the mountain state.

Remember gearheads everywere get a kid involved in the sport, shine and chrome beats drugs and crime.
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Speed and banger-blue. I have already taken all of those things into consideration and am already involved in the process of aquiring, manufacturing and ordering the things I need. I just needed a little help with the drivetrain, I'm a little new to that area. This car will not be an everyday driver, just when I feel crazy or when I want to take it to the track to run some low ET times. Thanks again for your help and concerns. Bill
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Yeah, thats not a C6 out of the vicky. I see how you could make that mistake though, they do look a lot alike. Its probably an aod. Keep into consideration that the C6 shifts from vaccum and the AOD from throttle position, so you'll have to make some accomadations there. Also, there should be two wires coming from a C6 and an AOD. One for the neutral safety switch and one for the back up lights. If the connectors are different just solder on the connectors from the AOD to the c6.
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Len Tech Transmissions has some cool parts and can probably build you a tranny that can handle the Juice.

There are kits to convert your stang to a 460... Best to use one of those and save yourself the headache... The AOD and C6 are the same length and have the same pad mount location, so if you set it up for a C6, No worries.
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AOD will not b0lt to a 460 without the help 0f an aduptor, best make sure you have a C6, AOD not the best choice for 1320. Good Luck. JF
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I have a question. Would that C-3 bolt up to a 1978 302?
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