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Re: Information on the Wild West Off Road Ford V6 Swap
now i havn't done the trany thing yet, but what i understand that needs to be done is:
1. both trany's need to be disasembled.
2. you need to use the bell housing, torque converter, flywheel, case and valve body from the 2.8 c4.
3. you use the input and output shafts and the tail housing from the v8 c4 and the bolt on yolk.
you will end up with a c4 that is 24-25" long with a bolt on yolk.
as far as cost, the motor cost me 300, i spent 100$ on the first trany, and 120 on the second. the kit from wild west cost me 120. i expect there to be alot more costs though.
have to do something for a radator.
need to get a floor shifter.
need to have driveshaft made to go between transmission and tcase.
i expect to have about a 1000$ in the swap. but it looks like it could be less.
the only difficutlys i have run into is finding the correct transmissions, i have spent weeks looking for them. it seems the junk yards don't really know what they have. i have gone after a few, only to find out they wern't really a c4, or didn't have the right bell housing, or what ever.
i am just going to have a trany shop modify my transmissions and rebuild it. that will be another 300$.
1990 samurai spoa
soon to have 2.8 and c4 auto