How to Rebuild and Modify Ford Flathead Engines
How to Rebuild and Modify Ford Flathead Engines

How to Rebuild and Modify Ford Flathead Engines

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How to Rebuild and Modify Ford Flathead Engines
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The Ford C4 and C6 Automatic Transmissions have been equipped in millions of production rear-wheel drive cars and trucks since they were introduced in the 1960s (C4 in 1964, C6 in 1966). They remained in production deep into the 1980s, when overdrive-equipped transmissions finally eclipsed them. However, the C4 and C6 remain incredibly popular with enthusiasts, racers, and restorers alike due to their simplicity, strength, and low cost.

Rebuilding either of these transmissions isn't overly difficult, but does require care, some specialized tools, and proper procedure to be followed closely. In How to Rebuild and Modify Ford C4 and C6 Automatic Transmissions, author George Reid walks readers through the process step-by-step, from removing the transmission from the vehicle, to complete disassembly and cleaning, to careful reassembly, to proper re-installation and road testing. In addition, if the transmission will be used in a high-performance or competition situation, the author includes the various steps required to bolster the unit's strength, using commonly available aftermarket components.


What is a Workbench© Book? 
Chapter 1: 
  • History and Facts 
  • The C4 
  • The C5 
  • The C6 
  • How to Read Ford Part and Casting Numbers 
Chapter 2: 
  • Getting Started 
  • Safety Equipment 
  • A Place to Work 
  • Tools of the Trade 
Chapter 3: 
  • Disassembly 
  • C4 Disassembly 
  • C6 Teardown Notebook 
  • C6 Disassembly 
Chapter 4: 
  • C4 Cruise-O-Matic/Select-Shift 
  • C4 Identification 
  • C4 Operation 
  • Building a Better C4 
  • Intermediate Servo 
  • Front Pump 
  • Valve Body 
  • Throttle Valve Operation 
  • Building the C4 
  • More for Your C4
  • Reassembly 
Chapter 5: 
  • C4 Shift Kits 
  • Disassembly 
  • Reassembly 
Chapter 6: 
  • C6 Select-Shift 
  • C6 Operation 
  • Throttle Valve Operation 
  • Intermediate Servo and Apply Levers 
  • Front Pump 
  • Valve Body 
  • Building Tips 
  • Building the C6 
Chapter 7: 
  • C6 Shift Kits
  • Installing a TCI Trans-Scat 
Chapter 8: 
  • Torque Converters 
  • A Bit of History 
  • Torque Converter Function 
  • Choosing a Torque Converter 
Chapter 9:
  • Removal and Installation 
Source Guide

Publisher: CarTech, SA Design
Softcover: Approx. 144 pages
Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
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