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galaxie 500 transmission swap

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jester5388, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. jester5388
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 137


    i have a 1962 ford galaxie 500 with a 352 and a cruise-o-matic. i am swapping over to the C6 for the FE motors... i have it at the trans shop right now... however i do not know what flex plate and torque converter i need...should i switch to the more modern 184 tooth flexplate and get a new starter and get the torque converter that matches that?

    another thing to keep in consideration is that in the next year i will be building the 390 that is in the garage and swapping that in place of the 352(its just money thats keeping me from doing that now) i need an expert lol
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2012
  2. I would go with the later setup. Its hard to find one of those old starters if it goes out.
  3. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,768


    get the flexplate and starter for a 66-70 fullsize Ford FE. ditch the tractor starter unless you're finicky about "authenticity".
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  4. mammyjammer
    Joined: May 23, 2009
    Posts: 505

    from Area 51

    Late flex plate and starter will cost much less than a tractor starter alone. As stated later starters are readily available.
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  5. Fordguy78
    Joined: Apr 2, 2009
    Posts: 558


    Those early starters are a real bear to change too.

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