View Full Version : new 200 engine with original 2 speed trans?

01-12-2017, 09:31 AM

I have a 61 that has a blown 170 engine in it. I was thinking of upgrading the engine to a 200 out of a 64 Falcon, but was curious if it would still bolt up okay to the old 2 speed Fordomatic transmission? Also I would probably pull the old trans and have it rebuilt before installling the new 200 engine.

Any info would be appreciated.


01-12-2017, 10:43 PM
They did make dual bolt pattern 200's beginning in '66. My 65 wagon 200 only has the small bolt pattern - leaving it stuck in the pre-66 zone for transmissions (I've never seriously research any adapter). I'm not sure how long they made the dual bolt pattern 200, but it or a 65 200 would accept your transmission.

Rebuilding the 2-speed will be tough though. Not many transmission shops want to touch them (I've heard). You might be way ahead of the game doing a 200/C4 swap.