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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-18-2016, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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TopLoader complet 4 spd conversion

selling my 64 Galaxie complete 4SPD conversion ,FE bellhousing setup ....
$2000 plus shipping....
more pictures https://www.fordmuscleforums.com/driv...onversion.html

listing on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/FORD-GALAXIE...VX5ZcC&vxp=mtr

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%201964%20Galaxie/?action=view&current=09-03-10_1408.jpg Lars...
64 galaxie 500 2dr fastback...390 4v, Bendtsen adapter, maddog's stage3 700R4 trans,3.70 Posi..far from perfect but getting there...

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Re: TopLoader complet 4 spd conversion

Lars, you getting lazy or just tired of shifting? What are you going to? Good luck with the sale.
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Lars, you getting lazy or just tired of shifting? What are you going to? Good luck with the sale.
yeah... a little of both.... been driving stick shifts all my life...
Friggen San Francisco has hills everywhere and alot of traffic..
this battleship gets a little tiresome maneuver and no hand brake to control rollback when stopped in hills.. lol.. im getting old...
ford purist's better stop reading now....
i used a Bendtsen transmission adapter and installed a mad dogs stage3 700R4 tranny..
Level 3 700R4 4L60 Super HD Chevy Street and Strip Transmission | eBay
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64 galaxie 500 2dr fastback...390 4v, Bendtsen adapter, maddog's stage3 700R4 trans,3.70 Posi..far from perfect but getting there...
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Re: TopLoader complet 4 spd conversion

I came from out there and I was thinking of all the hills and how tiring it would get all the time. Hey you should do a write up on that tranny swap. That galaxie done by Hot Rods by Dean, they used a 700R4 behind the coyote engine. Only reason I went C-4 Gearvendor is I didn't want another computer controlled device on board.
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Hey you should do a write up on that tranny swap. That galaxie done by Hot Rods by Dean, they used a 700R4 behind the coyote engine. Only reason I went C-4 Gearvendor is I didn't want another computer controlled device on board.
yeah . i was thinking the same.. but then i kinda got caught up in the moment and forgot to take pictures..i did get a few at end of project tho..
it was very simple swap... using the Bendtsen adapter made it so simple..
adapter came with flexplate and spacer, i believe its a powermaster gear reduction mini starter.. all bolts needed for adapter to block , flexplate to crank, starter to adapter ,tranny to adapter... everything bolted right up..
i did loose 1 bellhousing mounting hole on tranny, because its right where starter gear kick out to gear on flexplate
just had dimple/massage tunnel a little where cooler lines came out of tranny...
used same crossmember, just had to move back a few inches (like c6 swap)and drill a hole for trans mount...
orderd 2"1/2 longer driveshaft and yolk
60" gm speedo cable..
there's no computer involved.. uses a kickdown/TV cable..
i'm using a tci torque converter lockup wiring/switch
it uses a vacuume switch to control lockup, can also ad a manual switch to lockup in 2-3 gear.. i also wired it thru a gm brake switch so it will unlock when hitting brake

%201964%20Galaxie/?action=view&current=09-03-10_1408.jpg Lars...
64 galaxie 500 2dr fastback...390 4v, Bendtsen adapter, maddog's stage3 700R4 trans,3.70 Posi..far from perfect but getting there...

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yeah... a little of both.... been driving stick shifts all my life...
Friggen San Francisco has hills everywhere and alot of traffic..
this battleship gets a little tiresome maneuver and no hand brake to control rollback when stopped in hills.. lol.. im getting old...
ford purist's better stop reading now....
i used a Bendtsen transmission adapter and installed a mad dogs stage3 700R4 tranny..
Level 3 700R4 4L60 Super HD Chevy Street and Strip Transmission | eBay
Hey Lars, Now you have me second guessing on the c6 with the GV. How do you like the 700r4? Looking at the specs for the gears it sounds like the best of both worlds (low end and cruising). Going to have to look at this option further.


One note though and I hope I don't jinx you. Guess you didn't google these guys first (Maddog transmissions), I know I didn't but got sucked in by the price on ebay, the sales pitch with all those "beefy" parts, plus the fact they are very close to where I live. When my Tahoe trans 4l60E gave up the ghost just under 200k miles, I got a "level 2 street/strip rated at 500hp" from them, figuring if I got 200k out of the stock trans, then my bone stock 5.3 w/ 300hp this thing would last forever. Well forever came at 40k two years later.


I am going to look into the Bendtsen for sure though. Thanks for the idea even though I hate the thought of putting Chevy stuff into my Ford! Too bad the AOD cant take the torque our FEs put out.


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65 Mustang Fastback 408/4spd
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Hey Lars, Now you have me second guessing on the c6 with the GV. How do you like the 700r4? Looking at the specs for the gears it sounds like the best of both worlds (low end and cruising). Going to have to look at this option further.


One note though and I hope I don't jinx you.

Jose
no worries..
have not been able do much driving just a couple short test runs..

(edit: just did a little looking/google on maddogs transmissions... info was a little dis-concerning...
most i read was years ago... hope he's changed his business practices )

it's to early to tell, but so far tranny felt real good..
i have a very similar tranny in my 57 chevy with a 95 LT1..
got that one from bowtie overdrives about 10 years ago..
and still holding up... maybe i should have gotten this one from them as well..
my budget and the sales pitch is what made me go with maddog.... time will tell...

i know you have to be real careful when adjusting kick down/TV cable.. if wrong.. you can loose/burn up transmission real quick...

%201964%20Galaxie/?action=view&current=09-03-10_1408.jpg Lars...
64 galaxie 500 2dr fastback...390 4v, Bendtsen adapter, maddog's stage3 700R4 trans,3.70 Posi..far from perfect but getting there...

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selling my 64 Galaxie complete 4SPD conversion ,FE bellhousing setup ....
$2000 plus shipping....
more pictures https://www.fordmuscleforums.com/driv...onversion.html

listing on ebay Ford Galaxie Complete 4 Speed Toploader Conversion | eBay


%201964%20Galaxie/?action=view&current=09-03-10_1408.jpg Lars...
64 galaxie 500 2dr fastback...390 4v, Bendtsen adapter, maddog's stage3 700R4 trans,3.70 Posi..far from perfect but getting there...
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