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I am considering replacing the FMX Cruise-O in my 67 Galaxie which has a 289 Engine. The trans has to be rebuilt anyway and was wondering if there any transmissions out there that are a direct swap for the FMX? I have looked around but am a little confused!!
Maybe a C4?
Thanks for any input!
Scott

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Swapping a tranny for an engine is tough!

Perhaps repost your question?
 

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I believe that you have the brake shoes backwards in your signature picture. The shoe with the smaller lining should face the front of the vehicle.
 

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Meant that it has a 289 engine and what trans may be a direct replacement.

F-15, I have swapped the shoes but thanks for the heads up!
 

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I had an fmx and I switched to a c6. The c6 will bolt right up however I had to have my driveshaft shortened a little.
 

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Now that I think about it the reason I had to have driveshaft shortened was switching to a 9". I'm pretty sure the transmissions are the same size.
 

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A C4 swap should be no problem.
 

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AOD? Nice to have an overdrive and you will probably need to modify the driveshaft anyway.... just a thought.
 

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On 2006-03-06 07:00, wcj56 wrote:
A C4 swap should be no problem.
And I just noticed the C4 Forum here on FM

I never noticed that before!
I suppose I should ask there as well
 

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If you have the mechanical link rod Scott its a PITA!

We swapped out the original MX for a C4. Our headers created a problem though.

Your headers should not pose a problem though.

Ill get more indepth in a email.
 

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Check your mail. I have this licked.
 

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Actually the AOD is about the easiest swap. Let's look at the changes needed when swapping from FMX to some other:
C4 - new flexplate, driveshaft yoke, shifter linkage, shift down linkage, converter
AOD - AOD yoke, shifter linkage, converter, custom rear tranny mount, shiftdown linkage
C6 - shorten driveshaft ~3", shift down linkage (maybe), converter, shift linkage
 
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