About Ford C4 Transmission
Modern cars are bursting with technological innovations as much as they are with power and performance. Although it has already been outpaced by modern parts, the Ford C4 transmission is one example of how rapid changes in technology impacted the way people drive cars. First introduced in 1964, the Ford C4 automatic transmission was a game changer in automotive circles. Much lighter in weight than its predecessor, the Ford-O-Matic, this three-speed, medium-duty replacement used aluminum alloy instead of heavy cast iron and seriously impacted vehicle driving weight and performance. Thus, the Ford C4 transmission remained the standard for all inline 6-cylinder and small V8 engine Ford models through 1986, setting the stage for even more technology and change in the ensuing decades. Now considered a vintage part often used for rebuilds, it is possible to find full C4 transmissions as well as their component parts. Shop the large inventory on eBay for both. The power of lightweight, effective transmission systems represent only one small part of automotive evolution, but it is an important one.