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Need ideas to make a decision

Post #1 by fgcox1 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:16 pm

I have a 62 Pickup roller that has been stripped of engine and tranny, plus wiring. I have found a 200ci L6 (no bellhousing) from a 1980 Granada that I am planning on using. I did get the original crashbox 3 speed with it but it's condition is unknown.
I am not locked into either tranny type of manual or auto.
Need your experiences on what might be the best way to go in terms of difficulty in install, hookup, and costs

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Post #2 by bmbm40 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:57 pm

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Post #3 by benchracer » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:55 pm

step up to the 300 and auto only way, 200 is weak in a truck and part are in good supply

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Post #4 by bubba22349 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:35 pm

With the later model (1980) 200 Six, if you want to stay with a manual trans, as a minimum I would use a later 3.03 3 speed (1965 or 1966) along with the big bell housing, flat flywheel, and 9 inch clutch. Most of this would then be is a bolt in combo and would be a way better driver than the orginal 144 or 170 with its old non sincro's D first gear 2.77 trans. A few have also swapped in the 4 speed overdrive trans using the stock colum shifter for 1st through 4th OD and a another lever or cable made for reverse, there were also some rare Econoline's that came with a 4 speed colum shift if you could ever find that colum than it would be a little easier swap. For an Automatic you can't go wrong with a 1972 up C4 that bolts right up but you will have to make some of parts to fit it in like a rear trans mount and shift linkage a later model AOD or AODE could also be adapted if you wanted and didn't mind the additional work. Best of luck :thumbup: :nod:
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Post #5 by B RON CO » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:41 am

Hi, so I'm not sure if your engine has the small block Ford bell housing, but if it does, you have a good selection of trannies and the bigger clutch. One thing is the late engines may not have a tapped hole for the Z bar ball, but that is easily overcome.
Get the Ford Falcon Performance Handbook from Vintage Inlines and see all the Ford factory tranny choices.
The Handbook has a lot of info you will find useful.
You can build a great truck with either the big six or the small six.
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