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1950 ford shoebox engine swap 302 c4 tranny

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LoLife928, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. LoLife928
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
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    from Yuma,AZ

    fellow hambers,

    i am in need of some info, swaping the old flathead for a 302 with a c4 transmission, does anyone know a step by step instructions on how to do this???? I would really appriciate any help...thanks brothers..
     
  2. RG49MERC
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    This is a very common swap..You will need a conversion kit..jamco,opies and few other companies carry these..it's very simple..it will require some welding on the crossmember for the trans mount..
     
  3. OlSkool50
    Joined: Jul 10, 2010
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    I used the Jamco kit in mine, It's all bolt in makes it easy. If you have any questions PM me. I"m just finishing mine up.
     
  4. smarg
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  5. tedley
    Joined: Nov 8, 2009
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    I made my own mounts, very simple. I even used the flatty mounts. I don't have pics right now but it's not hard to make. Trans is even simpler. I also used a front sump intead of the rear or center hump. Why? I knew i was going for a rack and pinion and the rear front sump gives me tons of room. Just have to notch the front xmember and box it, No big deal either. Use a rad with a top tank from a mustang or similar and mount it on the other side of the cradle for clearance. Stock mustang headers fit perfect as does the aftermarket mustang h pipe assy.Just get ridof the h pipe. Pretty simple conversion.
     

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  6. Orlando1701
    Joined: May 2, 2012
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    I'm pulling the I-6 and dropping in a 302, the car is already running a C4 and has a Mustang II front end what should I expect?
     
  7. msalamanca
    Joined: May 25, 2011
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    There is a decent pictorial on hotrod mag online
     
  8. whitecrown
    Joined: Sep 10, 2011
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    Anybody out there done a 351 Windsor with a Tremec 5-speed into a '50 Tudor Custom? I bought it set up for a SBC/TH350 but I would rather run a Ford, not sure why, just seems right. Would really like to find a 406 & 4-speed for it but I haven't hit the lottery YET ;)
     
  9. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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    You don't really need step-bystep instructions , it isn't rocket surgery ! Trust me , some things you've just gotta learn by getting your handas dirty .

    That being said , I have done the SBF & c-4 swap into 2 Shoeboxes - my 49 and Legend544's 50 . With his , we used Opie's mount kit and with mine we used the Jamco setup . Both worked fine . You can see pics of mine in my build thread below . Somewhere here on the HAMB I posted pics of Craig's Opie's setup - if I find it , I'll post up ...


    In my build thread , I also have pics of our rad setup too - out of a FoxBody Mustang . It works like a charm .
     
  10. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
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    Jamco's stuff may be good, but you're a tad off base saying they're respected here. Quite, quite the opposite. OP, PLEASE do a thorough HAMB search before you order, and pay for, parts from anyone, but especially Jamco. Really.
     

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