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Thread: What Ford Trans. to use for street/strip??

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    What Ford Trans. to use for street/strip??

    My Brother-in Law wants to step up the performance on his 1969 Mustang. Right now he has a 302 with a 3 speed auto. and he's starting to drag race it a bit and wants more performance out of it but still keep it street able and make some long cruises(like 500mile drives) with it. But he said "MUST BE A SBF". So I suggested a 351 based engine but stroke it out to a 408 to maybe a 427 with alum. heads,10:1 comp,dual plane intake,vaccum carb,hyd. roller cam to make about 450hp and then maybe a 100 shot of NOS for some more fun if he wanted.

    But we're wondering what kind of trans. he should use 3 speed auto or a 4 speed auto and what rear gear ratio he should use.....keeping it streetable?

    I'm a Chevy guy and I'm not up on what Ford has for newer or older transmissions to use for performance applications. Which Ford 4 speed auto. is good to build for performance?
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    Well if he wants to keep it sbf than he could possibly just build up that c4 trans. If he wants to go the 351 route then build up a c-6.
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    give broader perfomance trans a call he can set you up with a good aod 4 speed that will be reliable and strong.He is really one of the best ford only trans guys around.

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