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I have a 68 Galaxie,is there a way to tell if i have a cruiseomatic or if its a c-6???i thought they were the same,but after a lil reading,i guess theyre not............anybody??
 

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C6 has to me very destinct casted ribbing on the top that leads up the bellhousing, like 5 small ribs. I think the cruise had a bellhousing that could be removed whereas the c6 didn't. The c6 has 17 bolts to pan and the cruise o has 15. OK, i found my #'s book, so for 1968 if your car has a c6, the casting # has PGA- or PGB- , and the cruise o has PFA-A or PFA-B OR B1 or PGA-A2. The only engines to have the cruise o matic were the 240 PI, 302 PI, or the 390 column shift. Hopes this helps.
 

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On 2006-03-17 04:28, 64GALAXIE514 wrote:
C6 has to me very destinct casted ribbing on the top that leads up the bellhousing, like 5 small ribs. I think the cruise had a bellhousing that could be removed whereas the c6 didn't. The c6 has 17 bolts to pan and the cruise o has 15. OK, i found my #'s book, so for 1968 if your car has a c6, the casting # has PGA- or PGB- , and the cruise o has PFA-A or PFA-B OR B1 or PGA-A2. The only engines to have the cruise o matic were the 240 PI, 302 PI, or the 390 column shift. Hopes this helps.
You are correct, except, not all C-6 transmissions have the ribs, most do, but not all...

Everything else is mostly, on the money.
 

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A Cruise~O~Matic has a <U>CAST IRON</U> body in all of my cruise-o-matic experience... the C-6 is an all aluminum body.... Unless someone can correct me on this....

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Also.... When someone say's Cruise~O~Matic to me I think FE series engines... not SBF's, I've never seen a C-4 reffered to as a Cruise-O, nor have I heard of an FMX being referred to as a Cruise-O....

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Cruise O has aluminum removable bell housing, cast iron gear box, and aluminum tail. At least that's my car which by numbers says its factory. There will be a seperate cast number on all 3 pieces. Wont a C6 have a C6 part number on it somewhere? (manufacture date may not be 66 however)

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FMX

C6 with ribs

C6 without ribs

Small block C6



There you have it!

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