Good Trans For 1964?

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    After a complete overhaul of the 170 cid engine the 3-speed gave it up - input shaft broke a few teeth. So now looking to replace trans with a stronger unit. Strictly for occasional street driving - no racing or hard use. One shop suggested a C4 or T10. Guy who worked on the car mentioned a T5 he saw on Craigslist. Kind of thinking about converting to an automatic. Am I crazy, or what? Any suggestions?
     
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    it depends on what you want from the car. i have a 64 that i am going to convert over to a C4 myself, though i thought about swapping in a T5 at one time. doing the T5 swap though entails either finding an S10 tail shaft and swapping that onto a ford pattern T5 to get the shifter moved forward, or cutting out a body reinforcement structure and reinstalling it some where close by.
     
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    Thanks for the excellent bullet points. Didn't realize there would be modifications required for the T5. Just curious, though, why are you switching to a C4?
     
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    i want to get away from the paper transmission(ie the 2.77 three speed), and due to health issues, i have trouble using a clutch these days. if i could find a C3 bell housing for my six, i would convert to a 5R55 five speed automatic, but those things are getting as rare as hens teeth, so the C4 is the next best thing, unless i swap to a 250 in which case an AOD or a later 4R70W trans would be in order as well.
     
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