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F250 stick to auto swap?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by bucky6981, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. bucky6981

    bucky6981 Member
    Messages: 70

    I have a 97 F250 with a powerstroke, I was looking to sell, but not getting good response... Has anyone ever swapped the ZF five speed out for a C6? I know I'll lose overdrive but I can't seem to find a standalone controller for the E4OD. Length might be an issue(usually is...), but can it be done? I do have a donor truck that's an auto, so I can use the column and pedals from that.
     
  2. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    its not a big deal i have done one we put an e4od in a 95 powerstroke replace the trans harnees computer and the shafts are shorter not a big deal
     
  3. mustangman02232

    mustangman02232 Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Wats the truck used for? c6 will take a hell of a lot more beating the. An e4od
     
  4. bucky6981

    bucky6981 Member
    Messages: 70

    I use it for plowing, and pulling my fifth wheel. Mostly I just don't want the stick shift anymore, but can't seem to sell it to replace ie with what I want.
     
  5. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    that five speed should bring all of $850
     
  6. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,595

    Thought the diesel trannys were different from the gas trannys as far as gearing, since the diesel does not turn as many rpms. I didn't think any of the powerstroke's every had a C6.
     
  7. bucky6981

    bucky6981 Member
    Messages: 70

    I agree, I know they out them behind the old IDI 6.9's, and 7.3's... The truck has 3.55's so it won't turn super high rpm's, and I drive slow. Haha. I was just wondering what everyone's thought would be on it.
     
  8. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    89 and under had c6 some up to 92 them they were all mostly e4od or 5 speed
     
  9. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Not to be dick.
    If nobody want your truck that mean you are ask TOO MUCH $$.

    And I had hell hard time sell those trucks in Michigan. none them will fork $4K for 95 F250 with 351W only 80K miles.



    Swap transmission not worth it not gonna to help you sell at price you want.

    I had 1 truck that I won't sell because I would lose my $$.
     
  10. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    sorry i missed over the part where u said u wanted to sell the truck my bad it would not help the sale at all
     
  11. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,269

    How much are you asking for it?
     
  12. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

    correct. the powerstroke did not have the C-6 option.
    but the 6.9 -7.3 IDI did.
    the only problem i can see with putting a c-6 behind a stroker is getting proper vacuum to the modulator valve, and hooking up a downshift rod.
     
  13. bucky6981

    bucky6981 Member
    Messages: 70

    My point was actually that I was going to do the swap and keep the truck... As luck would have it I actually sold it yesterday! Thanks for all the help tho guys. Now I'm on the search for the same body style one ton.
     
  14. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Good thing you sold it. A coversion is not as easy as it looks. I did one and it was a real operation.