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1966 and 1964 1/2 mustang questions.
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Hey guys I have a couple questions about my parents 66 Mustang. We found a 64 1/2 mustang down the road that is really rough but the drive train is all good. It has a 260 v8 c4 tranny and 9 inch rear end. My parents were wanting to buy the car and put the motor and rear in their 66. They have a 200 I6 and 3 speed tranny. Will the 260 bolt up to the 3 speed or will we have to put the c4 in our 66??? Dad was wanting to keep the 3 speed. We were wanting to get rid of the 4 bolt wheels and put the 5 bolt rear and front hubs under our car. The 64 also has power steering that we could use also. Just wondering your thoughts and if the 260 will bolt up to the 200's 3 speed? Thanks for any input guys.

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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I believe that the early 260's did not have an oil filter capability?
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turtle5353;78990 Wrote:Hey guys I have a couple questions about my parents 66 Mustang. We found a 64 1/2 mustang down the road that is really rough but the drive train is all good. It has a 260 v8 c4 tranny and 9 inch rear end. My parents were wanting to buy the car and put the motor and rear in their 66. They have a 200 I6 and 3 speed tranny. Will the 260 bolt up to the 3 speed or will we have to put the c4 in our 66??? Dad was wanting to keep the 3 speed. We were wanting to get rid of the 4 bolt wheels and put the 5 bolt rear and front hubs under our car. The 64 also has power steering that we could use also. Just wondering your thoughts and if the 260 will bolt up to the 200's 3 speed? Thanks for any input guys.
The 3 speed MANUAL should bolt up, but you'll need the special bell housing for it. The 3 speed AUTOMATIC may bolt up as well, but I'm not as sure.

Prior to mid-year 65, they used a 5 bolt bell housing to fit the engine block, but changed to a 6 bolt thereafter. Mixing components before that time and after may be difficult.

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The 3 speed that came behind the I6 is pure junk and WILL break fairly quickly behind any V8. Google Dagenham 3speed and read all the reviews. If you do the swap then keep the C4 or find a V8 version of the 3 speed with the correct bell to go behind the 260.

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I second that. You Definatly need the bigger three speed unless you want to replace the trans a couple of weeks after that and since you will have to find a six bolt bellhousing you may as well find a good three speed or change it to a four and spend alittle extra you won't be sorry if you go with a four speed.

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The more we been looking into the car the less we can use on it. if someone had a 64 1/2 they were restoring and needed parts this car would be great. but mom and dads car is already really nice just they dont like the 6 banger and 4 bolt lugs on wheels. so we will find another one sometime .

Kevin

1971 Mach 1
408C Stroker
C4 w/3,000 stall
8.8" Rear w/3.73's
Disc brakes all way around.

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The Dagenham was a four speed manual used only with the 6 cylinder, IIRC.

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midlife;79276 Wrote:The Dagenham was a four speed manual used only with the 6 cylinder, IIRC.

The Dagenham trans had a 3 speed and a 4 speed version and both were only available behind an I6.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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