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1960Bird 01-11-2003 12:07 PM

C-6 Transmission
Have any of you ever installed a C-6 in a Squarebird. If so, what is involved.


JCLipka 03-05-2010 12:49 AM

Doing it right now!
I'm doing the C-6 right now, and it's pretty straightforward, so far. I have a '60 crossmember and a '67 crossmember..tomorrow I will bolt the '60 crossmember under the C-6 without a mount, and measure the geometry required to cannabilize the '67 and weld it into the '60 for the proper connection to the C-6. You have to also use the block spacer which was mounted between FE's and the C-6 from later models. I've used a new 67 C-6 torque converter, flywheel and starter.
Outside of this, there arte some linkage mds that must be accomplished, and there is some documentation here on Squarebirds that show it, but I have not gotten there yet. I'll post again after I've jumped through that hoop.

Dakota Boy 03-05-2010 12:22 PM

I have a C6 in my car, but it is attached to a 460.

It was like this when I got the car.

protourbird 03-08-2010 04:55 PM

I put an AOD in my 60 and it's a pretty straight forward swap but you have to buy the unit from Performance Automatic in Baltimore and could get a little pricey but it sure makes cruising nice.

byersmtrco 03-09-2010 11:10 PM

So now, this thing bolts up?
I think you told me the particulars before. What are the basic mods?
Prob no more than running a C6? My cruise-o-anchor is still working pretty good, but I'm not going to run it if (when ) it fails.

Oh and how much are those headers?

JCLipka 04-07-2010 02:49 AM

Well, as it turns out, the information here regarding the fabrication of a crossmember to install a C-6 was incorrect for a 1960. It was much easier than expected, and easier to fabricate from scratch than to cannibalize two stock members. I used a flat 3/8" thick 20 1/2" x 6" steel plate and a stock C-6 Transmission mount, and welded the parking brake standoffs to it. I will be posting some pictures as soon as my membership renews, (just paid it again tonight). It's easy...

JCLipka 04-07-2010 02:55 AM

You have to change the flywheel, starter and torque converter, install a block spacer plate behind the flywheel, use the C-6 lower bellhousing dust cover, fabricate a crossmember (easy, pictures are coming)....but actually, the research took longer than the work..pretty simple stuff.

skyd 04-09-2010 07:51 PM

i put a c6 in mine about 5 years ago. Used the existing crossmember, just moved it back a few inches and drilled new holes into the floorboard. I cut and welded the trans mount to match the new dimensions of the c6. I needed a new converter, flywheel, starter and had to make some minor adjustments to the e-brake placement.

I got the flywheel from Advance using a 67 f150 as a reference.

Very easy to convert.

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