Lincoln 430 Manual Shift Bellhousing

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Lincoln 430 Manual Shift Bellhousing

Post by The Californian » Fri 18. Oct 2019, 23:25

We are the proud new owners of a Ford 3 speed transmission!

Was told by guy we got it from it is a Borg Warner from the 50's.

Is there a bellhousing to mate this to our Lincoln 430?

Have C6 that came with the engine but checking in to using the manual transmission.

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Re: Lincoln 430 Manual Shift Bellhousing

Post by Chris430 » Sat 19. Oct 2019, 08:47

If your 430 is able to mount to a Ford C6 then any FE bell housing will fit. If it is the 66-68 Lincoln C6 you have a 462. The 462 has a dual bell housing pattern cast into the back of the engine that may or may not be tapped for the 61-65 Cruise-O-Matic, which has a 5 bolt bell. A man told me that he chopped off the right side ear on his 430 and ran a manual 4 speed toploader for 15 years with no problems.

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Re: Lincoln 430 Manual Shift Bellhousing

Post by The Californian » Wed 23. Oct 2019, 05:50

Thanks Chris

'is able to mount to a Ford C6'

Well.I have not seen it myself.

It just has whatever automatic they came with.

I might have got that C6 stuff from Wikipedia or the guy I got it from said it looked like a C6.

'If it is the 66-68 Lincoln C6 you have a 462'

Pretty sure it is a 430.Be nice if it was a 462 though.

So.What tranny was used on '59 and up Lincoln's with a 430?

The 3 speed is from a mid 50's Ford or Merc.Borg Warner I have been told.

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Re: Lincoln 430 Manual Shift Bellhousing

Post by Chris430 » Wed 23. Oct 2019, 17:28

They were C-O-M Twin Range as far as know. My 59 430 (as all 383, 410 and 430 58-60 MEL series engines) the Ford 332-428 bell housing bolt pattern. A Ford C6 will bolt up. The Twin Range has a cast iron case and aluminum tail housing. As far as I know 58-60 Twin Range bell housings were cast iron and the 61-65 (66?) were aluminum bell housings.

EDIT: All 66-68 462 engines have the C-O-M and Corporate C6 pattern cast into the block. I put 66 in parentheses because some 66 blocks have both transmission patterns tapped for both transmissions. I do not know if a 66 462 was available with a C-O-M or not.

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Re: Lincoln 430 Manual Shift Bellhousing

Post by The Californian » Thu 24. Oct 2019, 07:47

Thanks Chris

'C-O-M Twin Range'

Do you mean a big Lincoln version of Fordomatic and Cruisomatic?

Those names were more a sales gimmick and don't help you figure out what it really is.

Think the early ones had that 'twin range' and later ones had regular gear selection.Drive/Low only.

They are Borg Warner 3 speed automatics basically.

They are also a can of worms to figure out which one you have in a Ford or Merc.

We had a '60 292 engine and automatic.All cast iron.No aluminum in that puppy!

Getting another '60 292 with a 3 speed this time and it's kind of a relief really.

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