1978 Ford F250 Transmission Swap - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Dentsides Ford Truck

1978 Ford F250 Transmission Swap

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-17-2012, 02:51 PM
Soupy1993's Avatar
Soupy1993 Soupy1993 is offline
New User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6
Soupy1993 is starting off with a positive reputation.
1978 Ford F250 Transmission Swap

Hello

I have a 1978 Ford F250 with a C4 Automatic Transmission and the 400 Ford. My Grandfather bought me a 4 Speed Transmission(Have no idea what kind yet) from a 1977 Ford F150 that also had the 400 Ford. I was wondering if this is going to be a direct bolt on to my truck. Or if i will need to get the crossmember from the guy we bought it from. Also, my grandfather said i may need to find a different fly wheel. I'm wondering on if this is going to be pretty simple or more complicating then we had planned. Any info would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks Guys
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-17-2012, 02:57 PM
smokenchoken's Avatar
smokenchoken smokenchoken is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: peru kansas
Posts: 1,693
smokenchoken has a good reputation on FTE.smokenchoken has a good reputation on FTE.
need alot but can be worth it

there is a lot of little things you need and they add up but then again 4 speeds are great but just to name a few things you will need bellhouse, clutch fork, z bar, clutch pedal assembly for inside the cab, clutch, flywheel, pilot shaft bushing, longer drive shaft, new speedo cable if i remember right, and different cross member or just get your auto rebuilt or pick up another c6 from a 400 or 460 they both fit just my 2 cents
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-17-2012, 03:10 PM
Soupy1993's Avatar
Soupy1993 Soupy1993 is offline
New User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6
Soupy1993 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks for the quick reply. I'v got everything you mentioned there except for the crossmember.. so when i go to pick this transmission up i'll just have to get the crossmember from the guy. If i liked automatic trannys i'd rebuild the one i got but i was looking into getting a standard in that puppy.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-17-2012, 03:22 PM
smokenchoken's Avatar
smokenchoken smokenchoken is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: peru kansas
Posts: 1,693
smokenchoken has a good reputation on FTE.smokenchoken has a good reputation on FTE.
.

well they are a blast best of luck to your future endeavors and send some truck **** in when you get the chance
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-17-2012, 04:36 PM
Soupy1993's Avatar
Soupy1993 Soupy1993 is offline
New User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6
Soupy1993 is starting off with a positive reputation.
HAHAHA! alright man will do
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-18-2012, 12:37 PM
joerickson joerickson is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 226
joerickson is starting off with a positive reputation.
I believe the crossmembers are the same, just have to slide them back on the frame. There should be holes in the frame to move it, and the holes in the crossmember should be slotted already to help out.

But then again, it cant hurt to get the extra crossmember just in case.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-19-2012, 09:46 AM
Soupy1993's Avatar
Soupy1993 Soupy1993 is offline
New User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 6
Soupy1993 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks again. I'll take that crossmember just to make sure. But that that makes me feel alittle better!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-19-2012, 10:45 AM
mark a.'s Avatar
mark a. mark a. is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 7,213
mark a. has a great reputation on FTE.mark a. has a great reputation on FTE.mark a. has a great reputation on FTE.mark a. has a great reputation on FTE.
Are you working on a 2wd or 4wd ?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-19-2012, 10:54 PM
boggin79ford boggin79ford is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
Posts: 492
boggin79ford is starting off with a positive reputation.
the cross member is the same for auto or standard trans you will just have to move it up but there are holes already in the frame. you will need a longer rear drive shaft and you will have to shorten your front driveshaft. that aside from what was already mentioned. I did the swap and it was pretty simple once i had all the correct parts.
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help a New Member Plan a Build Nick77F250 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 4 06-17-2016 09:26 AM
1978 f100 Ranger C6 to AOD Swap Ryansilas 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 9 01-12-2016 12:34 PM
1978 F-250 Lariat 460 GarnetJax 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 17 10-20-2015 05:34 PM
Help for friends Grandfather car Fordteamone Ranger & B-Series 6 10-05-2014 07:26 PM
paw paws rebuild oldschoolshovel 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 11 03-20-2014 08:07 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:53 AM.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.