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 Post subject: New from West Texas
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:03 am 
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Thanks for the add, guys. I recently acquired a 1954 Customline Country Sedan. It currently has a 240 I-6 and C4 trans out of a 1965 F100, but I’m going to swap a late model 6.2L LS motor into it if I can make the trans work with the floor. Looking forward to learning from you guys and sharing progress.


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 Post subject: Re: New from West Texas
PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:54 am 
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If you want a late model drivetrain, a 302 will literally bolt into the car with no cutting or welding.

An LS swap into these cars is A LOT more work....A LOT.

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 Post subject: Re: New from West Texas
PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:49 pm 
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Ditto on the 302 / 351 swap. Use Mustang engine mounts. Mine will have an AOD, and the tranny crossmember has to be moved back two inches. Simple swap, and it's a Ford in a Ford. Just my 2 cents worth.

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 Post subject: Re: New from West Texas
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:49 am 
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54fordlover wrote:
Ditto on the 302 / 351 swap. Use Mustang engine mounts. Mine will have an AOD, and the tranny crossmember has to be moved back two inches. Simple swap, and it's a Ford in a Ford. Just my 2 cents worth.
The C4 is off two inches not the AOD here's mine. The Mustang mounts can be swapped side to side,one way will move the engine closer to the firewall the other way ahead. The charts here will show you the mount differences: http://non-stoptransmission.com/en/info-ford.php


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 Post subject: Re: New from West Texas
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:08 pm 
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Hey, Jeff. Good info on the response. When I had the C4 in mine, I was able to keep the tranny mount (from a 223 I-6 and 3 speed on the tree) in the exact same spot, but had to elongate the two holes for the mount about 1/4". Not sure if the measurement would be the same on an original V8 / auto car. Tony

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 Post subject: Re: New from West Texas
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Really appreciate the input, guys. Once I got the motor pulled, I realized how much frame modification I would need to make and decided to go with a 351W/C6 combo I have here in the shop and save the 6.2 for another day.


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 Post subject: Re: New from West Texas
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HotButteryRolls wrote:
Really appreciate the input, guys. Once I got the motor pulled, I realized how much frame modification I would need to make and decided to go with a 351W/C6 combo I have here in the shop and save the 6.2 for another day.



You'll be far happier with that move

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 Post subject: Re: New from West Texas
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54fordlover wrote:
HotButteryRolls wrote:
Really appreciate the input, guys. Once I got the motor pulled, I realized how much frame modification I would need to make and decided to go with a 351W/C6 combo I have here in the shop and save the 6.2 for another day.



You'll be far happier with that move
Except you may find yourself doing a little "floor massage" with the C6 transmission,the AOD clears though.

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