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Old 05-26-2012, 11:35 AM
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Buying a Transmission from Craigslist, what to look for?

I found a C6 4x4 trans with T-case to replace my 2wd AOD, the guy says its been rebuilt by a master tech but has no papers. Seen pictures, it looks clean like it was rebuilt, no stupid paint job to the parts or nothing. I'm looking at buying for $150. I really can't loose just with the fact it has a T-case. But is there a way to checkout the trans without blowing it all apart before I buy it?

It came from a 1983 Ford F250 with a 351 Cleaveland. It would fit a 302 correct?

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No, it will not. The Cleveland had the big block bolt pattern, the Windsor had the small block pattern like the 302.
 
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351C, which was never installed in trucks other than the Ranchero, has the SBF pattern.

351M was all done by '82 so it's a real question as to where the OPs motor came from.

351M/400 use the 385 BBF 429/460 pattern.

OP needs to count valve cover bolts, he might even have a 351W.
 
 
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