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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2002, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 347/C4 in my car right now. I am dropping in a 460 in a few weeks. My question is this, could I keep my current trans, or do I need to get a new one? If I do need to get a new one, most likely a C6, what other items do I need to swap?

Also, I am having a Mustang II suspension installed, but if I don't, will I run into any problems with the stock suspension? Like motor mounts or header clearence? I also heard some people have problems with the water pump fitting in 460's and 68 Fairlanes? Is this true? Sorry for all the questions, I want to get everything right the first time.
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You can keep the C4 if you want. There are 2 bellhousings available that I know about that mate the C4 to the 429/460. One is a Ford and it uses the 164 tooth flywheel and pan fill tranny. Or the JW ultra bell that is pump mounted and will work on either case with the 164 tooth flywheel. I paid $232 for my JW bellhousing.

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I am dropping in a 460 in a few weeks.
Hell ya BABY!!!!!
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Or the JW ultra bell that is pump mounted and will work on either case with the 164 tooth flywheel. I paid $232 for my JW bellhousing.

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I agree the JW UltraBell is a awesome piece!
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Where do you get the ford bell at????
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Another one saved!!! No more small blockin' around. 351M/400M had them




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I have the bellhousing you're looking for on ebay for sell right now. #1867956511
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-16-2002, 02:32 AM
 
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Rod, you could really get by with just a stocker bell for your car.

I think your gonna need at least two or three block plates to make it work though?

I don't know your ET goals for the car but,if you think it's someday gonna be a "fast azz mutha" that stocker bell won't pass tech inspect.

The JW Ultra Bell needs no extra spacers and really is compact in its design to give maxium room in the trans area.

It also is SFI rated and is VERY STRONG so you would have to worry about it.

I run one on the C-4 in the Falcon.

Don't think they make a Ultra Bell for a C-6 though? ............Only C-4?

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Yeah... nothing for the C-6. Don't get me started on this SFI crap, you'll never get me off my soap box!




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