There are four different bellhousings for a C6. The small V8 or windsor family, this includes the 3.8 V6, the 4.9 inline 6, the 289,302, and 351w, 351c (not a windsor built engine, but shares the same bellhousing). Then there is the FE C6, which fits FE only, 3xx to 429.
Will a 302 bolt up to a C6 transmission?
The C6 WILL bolt up to a 302, as long as you use a small block bellhousing.
Will a 351 Windsor fit a C6 transmission?
— No, that 351W will not bolt onto your 351M C6. — No, all 351W engines used the 351W bellhousing pattern, shared by the 302, 289, and 300-I6. — Your C6 uses a pattern shared by the 351C, 351M/400M (same engine block), and 429/460.
Will a C6 bolt up to a 460?
Yes, the 460 did come with a C6 optional in trucks for many years up to about ’96. As long as the C6 has the big-block bellhousing bolt pattern (351M, 400, 429, 460), it should bolt up.
Are all Ford C6 transmission the same?
For 1966, Ford introduced its own heavy-duty C6 3-speed automatic transmission for high torque applications behind large displacement big-block V-8s. Although the C6 has a completely different case and internal components than the C4, it is virtually the same internally to the C4—on a larger scale for heavy-duty use.
Which is better C4 or C6 transmission?
The C4 transmission was primarily used in cars. The C6 transmission could handle more power. Due to the ability to handle more power, the C6 transmission was used in many Ford trucks with bigger engines, and in larger cars that were manufactured with bigger engines.
Will a 351 transmission fit a 302?
The 302 and 351 are very similar, just as the 351C, 351M, and 400 are similar but they are not interchangeable across engine classes. No, the fact that a C6 transmission which will bolt up to either a 302 5.0L or 351W 5.8L does NOT mean it will bolt up to a 300 I-6 4.9L.
What transmission goes with a 351 Windsor?
A C-6 can come behind a 351w, it is a good transmission. C4, C6 or AOD will fit.
Will a C6 transmission fit a 390?
No, C6 transmissions are engine family specific as the bellhousing & trans are a one piece casting ie, small block C6 will only fit Cleveland or Windsor, FE (390 etc) will only fit FE, & 385 series (429, 460 etc) will only fit these engines (but will also suit 351M & 400M).
Is a 460 an FE block?
No. The bellhousing pattern is different. A 460 is most definately not an FE. Where the 360, 390, 428, etc… are members of the FE family, the 429 and 460 are members of the 385 family.
How much HP can a C6 transmission handle?
Yes a c6 will hold 500 hp but not a stock one with 3 high gear clutches or a stock valvebody…. A good upgrade is to remove the wave washer from the forward clutch and fit 5 plates,upgrade the high gear clutch to at least 4 but 5 is better and go with a transgo valvebody kit…
How good is a Ford C6 transmission?
The C6 is the strongest, most durable light duty automatic Ford has made. It was designed in the 60’s during the horsepower wars. The E4OD / 4R100 is not necessarily a “crap” transmission, it is based on the C6.
How much is a C6 transmission worth?
$100 – $150 for a C6 sounds about right.