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How to Rebuild & Modify Ford C4 & C6 Automatic Transmissions (Workbench) Paperback – April 18, 2012


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Product Details

  • Series: Workbench
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: CarTech (April 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934709824
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934709825
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 7.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,268 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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ran full news release with front cover in Dec 2012 issue (Modified Mustangs and Fords magazine 2012-11-02)

"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. Additionally, 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." -Australian Street Rodding, February 2013 (Australian Street Rodding 2013-01-09)

"The author shines light on the tools and techniques you'll need to take apart and rebuild the many variants of these complex transmissions successfully, offering clean instructions and lots of helpful photographs. It's an inexpensive and smart investment if you're considering this task," -Hemmings Classic Car, March 2013 (Hemmings Classic Car 2013-01-18)

"...just the kind of book we've come to expect from Mr. Reid... informative, practical, and easy to read." -Round Up, January 2014 (Round Up 2013-12-17)

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Automatic transmissions aren’t the easiest components to understand and service, but vintage Ford C4 and C6 3-speeds are among the simplest automatics ever designed. These Ford transmissions can be torn apart and rebuilt in your home garage or workshop using common hand tools. Very few specialized tools are required. This book reviews the long production life of both the C4 and C6 transmissions, and includes the various production changes you need to be aware of while building yours. Of these two popular Ford automatic transmissions, the C4 encompassed the most changes ranging from input shaft and forward clutch size to main case revisions, which means you will want to arm yourself with detailed information in order to build the best C4 possible, with the best sources for parts and accessories for these classic automatics. Because the larger, heavy-duty C6 transmission is the most rugged and dependable 3-speed automatic transmission Ford has ever produced, you can build even more durability and efficiency into yours. If high performance is your goal, advice, tips, and tricks are included to strengthen and fine-tune the capabilities of both the C4 and C6.

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David Witcraft
Great book, gives good info improving Fords C4 & C6 transmissions for better performance.
J. McCrae
This book is really easy to follow!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Witcraft on August 11, 2013
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The book is great at covering technical and performance issues relating to C6 build, and steps you through a build. This book is NOT a substitute for an actual rebuild manual, covering the exact sequence of dis-assembly and assembly(I highly recommend the Haynes "Ford Automatic Transmission Overhaul" manual). I was hoping for more info about DIY mods and E4OD parts updates(interchange data for low gear set and fully rollerized pieces from late E4OD), but the book stuck to off the shelf, aftermarket parts. Lots of good pics of transmissions going together. Someone rebuilding a Ford automatic transmission would be well advised to consult brown shoe productions, for excellent website support. I rebuilt my C6 behind my diesel and it runs great! You can do it too!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chris Neighbors on February 4, 2013
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The book has nice, large color photographs, with great captions, on slick glossy pages, but lacks any real 'meat' to modification details. Would have been nice to have info about kits, parts, and/or modifications to components at different horsepower levels, and what aftermarket parts are required when.

Great sections covering various factory valvebodies and intermediate servos; good for reference.

The reader may not be able to rebuild a C4/C6 by referring to this book by itself, but makes a great companion to the Haynes and ATSG manuals (you can never have too many reference sources!). A decent book at a fair price, and will find a good home adjacent to my other C4 information...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mathew on September 27, 2013
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Very detailed in some areas while not detailed at all in other areas. Very prone to mistakes if this is all your going off when rebuilding a c-4.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chris on March 27, 2013
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Thought the book was very informative and well written, would have liked to see a little more detail on setting up total clearances and how to adjust them, but other than that very happy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dustin on January 20, 2013
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How to rebuild and modify ford c4&c6 automatic transmissions is informative on theory of operation and history. Mostly tells you how to install tci brand performance parts. Another manual is needed in conjunction. But manual is useful.
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The book is just what needed to rebuild the transmission in a 65 Mustang. Thank You The book is a great asset.
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Explained in a way that I can relate to .
It was realy helpful to me.
The book is Worth every dollar.
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I probable will never rebuild my C6 for Bronco, but bought it for reference. You just never know when you might need to look something up. It might help save me $$$ some day.
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