Have an FMX tranny going behind a 351C, orignial engine trans combo. Is the trans any good as compared to a C6 or C4, it weighs a ton and I can't seem to find a shift kit for it. Any comments appreciated
It's a good beefy tranny and will hold up well to any thing that 351 can dish out..shift kits are available..harder to find..but available
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The FMX is a good, solid tranny, falling in between the C4 and 6. My original one had at least 160,000 miles on it, maybe even more. It will take everything your C will throw at it, I have mine mildly modified behind my mild C and I love it, very consistant shifting transmission, I have a cooler and a shift kit for it ... In the 70's it was considered by some to be a better drag tranny than both the C4 and C6. Trans-Go makes and excellent shift kit for it, I got mine from carparts.com for 40 some dollars with a coupon, w/o it is about 65 or so.
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I had one in a '64 Ranchero with a 351 Cleveland. I drove it for eight years
as a daily driver. It had a trans-go shift kit in it, and would get second and
third gear! It would hit third gear a 90mph! Scared some people with that one.
Use it with a shift kit and you should be happy.
I had a stock one for a passenger car in a 7000 pound custom van, and it pulled it around without missing a beat. The only real downfalls (other than not having an overdrive gear) are parts are harder to come by and it's heavy as hell to work with by yourself.