C4 identification

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  1. mn67

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    I am going to be rebuilding my C4 to go behind the FE. Need help identifying the year of the trans as I am sure it is not original to the car. Pic of tag attached. Also who makes a good hi-po kit for the c4. Motor makes mid 500's HP and High 500's TQ. c4 tag.jpg

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    The PEE versions were used in Fairlane, Falcon, Mustang, Maverick etc with 250, 289 & 302 engines... List I have is for years between '67 & '72 but none are the PEE CA8 you have, may be for a different application, or maybe truck ... AFAIK those are pan fill units...
     
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    I used a Performance Automatic kit the last few I built. I'd also recommend a hardened input shaft and a good valvebody.
     
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    Thanks for the response.
    It's a pan fill, trying to figure out what year kit to order I understand there are two different ones.
     
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    I'd use the pre 70 kit. My trans is actually a 66 cruise-o-matic I think there's a difference in one drum and the valvebody. I used a later drum and piston. It's. Been a few years but I know there wasn't much difference. Also I used a p-a billet intermediate servo. What numbers are cast on the case?
     
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    I will have to check the case. The fordification site has an identification chart and PEE CA8 decodes as a 1979 granada 302 C4.
     
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    AFAIK the main difference is a larger input shaft... That change was made with 1970 models...
     
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    I'd forgot about that also. I put a later model pump in mine 20 years ago....
     
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    Is the vent on the side or in the top of the case?
     
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    Pan fill, vent on top, markings on side 12 78. I guess That answered what it is. Will be ordering the performance automatic pro max rebuild kit and a hardened shaft. May get their vb also. Thanks for the help.
     
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