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No mod's neccesary to the case. except cut off the 2 ears that stick out on the bellhousing (interfears with some headers) ,put the breather on the top of the case and tap 1/8 pipe and put a barb fitting for a vent hose
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im going to throw my noob question in here....



Got a '79 F150 with the C6... i want it to handle some good power and abuse. I want to get the motor rebuilt to around 500hp/700ft lbs at the MOST... thats if i feel like getting frisky, but i bet it will be more around the 400hp/600ft lbs

What do you do to these trannies to beef them up?? Ive seen re-build kits out there but come up short when looking around for kits to beef these things up.


and what makes a beefy tranny beefy???
 

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You have the Beef!, "79 F150 460 auto ,one of the fastest trucks ever produced. Had a customer back in '79 bought a new F150 Lariet,on the" PDI " I change the lower crank sprocket , he drove it to the race track with 200 miles on it and it ran 13.60's with a set of used oval track tires
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Ditch Baby said:
im going to throw my noob question in here....



Got a '79 F150 with the C6... i want it to handle some good power and abuse. I want to get the motor rebuilt to around 500hp/700ft lbs at the MOST... thats if i feel like getting frisky, but i bet it will be more around the 400hp/600ft lbs

What do you do to these trannies to beef them up?? Ive seen re-build kits out there but come up short when looking around for kits to beef these things up.


and what makes a beefy tranny beefy???
follow the links i have posted in this thread. i think they are in the top post! even stock, your c-6 will handle what your going to throw at it!
 

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Frank Merkl said:
You have the Beef!, "79 F150 460 auto ,one of the fastest trucks ever produced. Had a customer back in '79 bought a new F150 Lariet,on the" PDI " I change the lower crank sprocket , he drove it to the race track with 200 miles on it and it ran 13.60's with a set of used oval track tires
Frank

I should have stated its 4wd with 38.5 TSLs on it hahaha.


Ill keep searching i found much info after i posted that
 

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hi there
i have a lincoln /460 c6 and a fe 428 c6 can i swap the tail shafts over?
thay look close but i dont want to strip then down and find thay dont fit many thanks...460 and c6 to go in my 94 mustang soon....
 

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Re: c6 manual

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what is the best assembly/modification manual for the C6? thanks
im using a plain jane rebuild manual ! i have the motor books and some other reference books . im going with franks build up cause it has proven itself! i did a plain rebuild on a sb c-6 back in trans class at northwestern and it worked great! so im hoping to have this done by summer.(if funds allow it) but with my sons custody case still being ongoing, my attorny is sucking up alot of my race car funds!
 

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Gearhead way to go ! send me the C8AP/C7AP Valvebody I'll build you a trans brake Vb and put it on the shelf until you can afford it
PS I'll monitor this thread ,so if anybody has any C6 questions I'll answer then here
Frank
and If you have any Questions that need a quick answer or are having trouble assembling your C6 just call me at 403-793-5412 between 8am&11pm MST I'd like to leave the PG's for the Bowtie Boys!
 

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you have to disassemble the trans down to the rear output shaft hub ,there is a snapring there, look at the above exploded view
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Re C6 rebuild

Hi Frank just reading this post. I have a Lincoln C6 long tailshaft core in the garage , was your reason for not using the long tailshaft just because of the mount as I plan to use a mid plate to mount with the motor plate? Also I was trying to decide on saving the money for a PA sc C4 trans instead of using the C6 but I'm still up in the air on it due to funds etc. I'm trying to map this build out and put a little into at a time as I'm in the same boat as Gearhead with custody issues. I'm just tired of seeing the car sit in my garage and not doing anything to it. I have 0 experience with trans rebuilds but if it can be done with a manual and your guy's great help , I'm not afraid to try. I'm building a fox stang with the usual stroker BBF 9 in , ladderbars , 28 x 13 Firestones. I know the car will weight less than 3000lbs. I'm hoping to eventually run solidly into the 9s maybe faster as the budget allows. Do you think I should take on the C6 build up?
 

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forget the pa super comp trans. it cost 2000 dollars. plus a 300-400 bell. and a c-4 converter. you can use the c-6 converter with a c-4(i have the pa adapter) but ill have around 1000 or so in this c-6 using stock parts. roller bearings cost me under 40 bucks. the heavy duty rear hub is 30. clutchs and steels around 250-300. seals gaskets etc 40-50. and one of franks valve bodys.(which i need to make sure is the correct one!! :cry: ) only thing i need now is the machine work done and im figuring that should be no more then 100! plus if you rollerize it franks way, its full roller. the pa super comp is not! it only has 4-5 rollers in it! and a good c-4 will need all 12 in it to hold up to what i plan on doing. id rather refresh every winter then rebuild and replace parts in a c-4 after a few pass's and street abuse! i already have a billet c-6 converter with plate, 4800 stall! and my c-6 has the deep tci pan already. which is only about 130 or so depending on where you get one. and maybe before i build my turbo terror 385,ill upgrade to the hardened input shaft and billet front drum! which im sure the c-4 wont hold up to!
 

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Frank Merkl said:
Gearhead way to go ! send me the C8AP/C7AP Valvebody I'll build you a trans brake Vb and put it on the shelf until you can afford it
PS I'll monitor this thread ,so if anybody has any C6 questions I'll answer then here
Frank
and If you have any Questions that need a quick answer or are having trouble assembling your C6 just call me at 403-793-5412 between 8am&11pm MST I'd like to leave the PG's for the Bowtie Boys!

well frank then heres my question to make sure i have the correct one! on the filetr side i have three that start off with the c8 numbers. but on the valving side they are d2 numbers. im thinking these are not what you need, but it doesnt hurt to ask at this point. and if you can do that for me , id love you forever!

p.s i new this thread was worth the effort !
 
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