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I've located 2 C4's in a scrap metal yard...both of them have a short(er) extension housing and a universal joint bolted onto the tail shaft. What were they originally used for? I am also wondering if I should pick them up if they're worth anything for parts.
 

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Yes could be early econo's in which case i would LOVE to get a short tail piece. Need the shaft also.
Got a long one i will trade. I will pay the freight.



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Yeah. They came in vans and trucks. The yoke bolted on and used a 2 peice drive shaft. Other than the output shaft and tail housing, all other parts are common to C4.
 

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They were for long wheel base trucks and vans. Short wheel base had the normal tail housing.

Aside from the tail housing and tail shaft, they the same as any other 5 clutch per drum C4.
 

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The first generation Econoline (61-67) C4's had an even shorter housing with a mount on top so the rear of the tranny was suspended. I'd love to find one of those for my falcon Club Wagon.

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Eric, that reminds me of a while back...neighbor girl bought an old '65 Chevy van that had a 250/powerglide. She wrecked it, and offered me first take at parts. I got the engine and transmission and told her to scrap the rest. I kept the 1.76 gearset and high clutch, junked the rest...it had one of those weird hanging tailshafts.

Later on at a swap meet, I overheard a guy saying that he was trying to find one and the cheapest one he'd found was something like $300. I kicked myself all the way home for junking that trans case.

I've seen some really weird glides....one guy I bought one from had literally a hundred of them in his shop, from regular ol' 1.82's out of Chevelles and Novas to one that came out of some sort of construction tractor...that had a removeable bell and a "shorty" tailshaft similar to what is used on dragsters. Did Ford do that kind of stuff with the C4's?
 

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I was thinking just that "perfect for a small block dragster". (sounds of gears turning...)
 

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On 2006-04-18 20:01, mavman wrote:
something like $300. I kicked myself all the way home for junking that trans case.

I've seen some really weird glides....one guy I bought one from had literally a hundred of them in his shop, from regular ol' 1.82's out of Chevelles and Novas to one that came out of some sort of construction tractor...that had a removeable bell and a "shorty" tailshaft similar to what is used on dragsters. Did Ford do that kind of stuff with the C4's?
I'd pay $300 for a 1st gen Econo C4 in any shape as long as the output shaft and tailhousing are good. Hard to find. If anyone see's one in a yard, I'd pay shipping to Southern California too.

I don't think ford had quite as many weird C4 combo's. The econo version is probably one of the rarest. I've contacted dozens of transmission shops and none of them had even worked on one, let alone have one in stock.
 

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I may have one of the short shaft C4's.... I just stole the case from it. The main shaft and tail shaft I still have. Does anyone have a photo? I cannot see the ones listed above except the one that 64TBOLT has posted.
 

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Absolutely you should pick them up. I will buy the tailhousing, output shaft, yoke nut & washer from you now! Let me know how much you would want for them? They are as rare as hens teeth in Australia.

All offroad racing people use these as it allows you to move the engine back in the vehicle with out haveing to cut to much length out of your drive shaft. which reduces your travel as the uni's end up binding.

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