How strong is a C6 transmission?
As mentioned, the C6 transmission is quite strong and was paired with many of the larger V8 engines from Ford. This 3 speed automatic transmission was designed to handle up to 475 lb-ft of torque, although the C6 with the aftermarket upgrades used for drag racing can handle significantly more torque.
How much torque can a stock C6 transmission handle?
All of this gave the Ford C6 a maximum torque capacity of 475 lb-ft. Making it the perfect transmission for Ford to pair with their 351W, 351C, 428, 429, 460, and 462 gasoline V8’s.
What motor will bolt to a C6 transmission?
What Engines Are Compatible With A C6 Transmission? With this transmission, Ford can pair their 351W, 351C, 428, 429, 460, and 462 gasoline V8 engines.
Is the C6 a good 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.
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.
Can you add overdrive to a C6 transmission?
Adding overdrive to a C6 is physically impossible, but the 4R100 can donate its forward planetary gear set for shorter first and second gear ratios. This creates a “wide-ratio” C6.
How many gears does a C6 transmission have?
Similarly, the response to questions like how many gears does a C6 transmission has, would be three.
When did Ford stop using the C6 transmission?
The C6 transmission is a three-speed that appeared in most Ford trucks between 1960 and 1997. Ford stopped using the C6 in most of its trucks, but the transmission is still commonly used in drag racers today.
Will a C6 bolt up to a 429?
You have to have a C6 of the correct bolt pattern. The 71-73 used a C6 behing the 351 and 429, other models had a C6 behind a 460. The FE bolt pattern is different. The case is more rounded on a FE C6.
Will a C6 transmission fit a 351 Cleveland?
Guest. Sorry the 351 C uses a small block bolt pattern on the trans the 351 M uses a big block bolt pattern and will swap with no problem. You can use your internal components from your current C6 in a big block C6.
Will a C6 bolt up to a 289?
Premium Member. The C6 will physically bolt onto either the 289 or 302 but I don’t think it will fit the 66 tunnel without some modification to the tunnel. It should fit the 68 tunnel fine, since a big block with a C6 was available that year.
How much can a C6 tow?
This transmission is very capable of pushing, pulling and towing vehicles in the light truck world at weights exceeding 25,000 pounds GVW (gross vehicle weight) with no problem. Manufacturers really put this transmission to the test when they make it push, pull and tow vehicles weighing as much as 75,000 pounds GVW.