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Old 01-08-2017, 01:09 PM
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i have a 62 mercury custom with a 390 4bb and a cruz o matic transmission the transmission tore up was rebuilt then tore up again in less than a year..what other transmission will fit behind the 390 the motor and trans is organal..thanks
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Are you wanting to replace the Cruise-o-Matic with a manual transmission or are do you want another automatic?

Either way, the first thing you need to look for is a transmission (automatic) or bell-housing (manual) that will bolt up to the back of a Ford FE engine. From there the choice of transmission ought to be pretty straight-forward.

If you are asking were there any other automatic transmissions offered by Ford in 1962, as I recall during those days there was just an "automatic transmission" option, so if I had to guess I'd say that the original offering was probably just a "Cruisomatic". By the time 1972 came around there were FMX and C-4 and C-6 automatics and Ford made the decision which one to put where...if you wanted an automatic you just put a check mark on that option, paid your money, and waited for Ford to send your car to the dealer. There was, to my knowledge, no manner in which a choice of automatic transmission was offered.

Admittedly, 1962 was just as I was beginning to develop an interest in cars, so there is a fair chance I could be wrong. If I am I hope some of the more knowledgable members will correct me.

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If you wish to keep it auto then a C6 from a later FE such as 390/410/428 would fit the bill ( 410 was Mercury option ), make sure there are NO weights on the flexplate just in case you Find a 428 version. If going manual a Top Loader would be close to period correct, but will take a bit of a parts hunt to get the clutch pedal mechanism, shifter, bell housing etc.
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C4 came on line in '64, C6 debut was in '66. Ford's part numbering system at the time was the C indicated the decade. The number was the year, both in the prefix. After a space came the basic part number such as 6250, indicating a camshaft. How's that for some info you never asked for??
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Useful information, thank U so much
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you can use a BB C6 tranny. They even used these behind the 427 & 428 Police Interceptor.
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I've used a BB C6 tranny during last year.
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Nowadays, a lot of mfgs. are making very stout C4s. Much lighter than a C6 (and it's cast iron cousin the FMX) and for all intents and purposes bullet proof. The C4 case is smaller, so easier to mount making it a fav among the drag racers. Plenty of BB C4 options, too. For a 'user friendly' option, check out some of the up-rated AOD units (no electronic overdrive). Best of all worlds.
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