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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-19-2014, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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need parts advice

Hey guys,

I've decided I'm going to build a "RAT ROD" to play with, I will be building my own frame and adapting various suspension parts to make it work.

I've got a few parts laying around that came out of my wife's project '66 coupe, it was originally a 6 cyl, 3 speed---going to be converted to V-8 automatic when we start on it.

I plan on putting the 6 cyl in the rat rod along with the 6 cyl rear out of the stang, I would like to switch the trans over to automatic just to make it easier to fit in the "RAT". I know I can use a C-4 but I'm not sure about what other parts I'll need to fit it on the I-6, I know I'll need a flex plate, torque converter, vacuum line and of course the C-4 --- but how about a bell housing? and will the drive shaft from the manual fit in the tailshaft of the C-4? I plan on using an aftermarket cable floor shifter too

sounds crazy I know, but I think it will be a ton of fun building.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-19-2014, 02:58 PM
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no offense- but the concept of building a 'rat rod' is using junk lying around and adapting it to work.... if you have to ask how or what to use......

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-19-2014, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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no offense taken,

I'm fairly new to the whole Ford world and figured this would be a good place to get some general info about parts fitment, I guess I was wrong on that point, oh well, lots of other sites to look at, thanks for the help
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