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Old 01-08-2009, 10:00 AM
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1963 Falcon Sprint Trans Issues

OK, I give up, I have tolerated my 2 speed long enough and I am finally going to deviate from factory specs. Who has the contacts and parts list to stuff a 3 speed auto into this? This is my daily driver, even in the rain, snow, sleet and hail, and a 3 speed auto would sure improve things, I think.
I am getting ready to pull the engine for some internal mods/upgrades, so now is as good a time as any for a trans upgrade.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:10 AM
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You'll need a case fill C4 tranny, six cylinder bellhousing, and the following list of parts.

Column Shift Detent Plate
http://www.falconparts.com/1960-1964...ENT+-+C-4.html

C4 Shift Indicator
http://www.falconparts.com/1965+TRAN...CATOR-C-4.html

C4 Tranny Mount
http://www.falconparts.com/1960-1970...NT+-+C-4+.html

C4 Crossmember
http://www.falconparts.com/1960-1965...EEL+MOUNT.html

C4 Six Cylinder Inspection Plate
http://www.falconparts.com/1965-1969...+CYLINDER.html

Column shift rod for a C4. I used the Lokar version.


You'll also need to shorten your drive shaft by about one inch.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:59 AM
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63 Sprint Trans

Why the 6 cylinder parts? Are they the same as for the 260 V8?
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:53 AM
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Sorry. I didn't notice the Sprint mension. I always assume six with the Falcons.

You'll need the V8 stuff of course. Try to find a C4 from a V8 car. They had extra clutch plates and can take more abuse. You'll need to find a five bolt V8 bellhousing. That will be the hard part. Start searching eBay now.
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Old 01-08-2009, 04:16 PM
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I'll Take a Six!

Thanks, Pat!
I'm changing to a C4 in my six-cyl, so I'll scribble down that parts list...!
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