FMX and C6 flexplates

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  1. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    '76 LTD, 400/FMX, it's on wobbly legs right now, it's abused, doesn't shift right, yadda yadda. The question is, if the trans gets replaced by a C6, is the flexplate the same? A yes answer would make things easier, but not impossible.
     
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    IIRC, they will not interchange. If I was removing a transmission from a 40+ year old vehicle I would replace the flexplate anyhow due to years of use and the occasional starter grind that could have happened during it's lifespan. For usually less than $40, purchasing and installing a new/correct flexplate is just cheap insurance against doing it again, just saying.
     
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    Good reasoning, even if they were interchangeable. Thank you.
     
  4. colnago

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    I agree. Had the flexplate crack on my '67. Took it to a shop (they had the tools; I didn't), and it cost $300.

    Joseph
     

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