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79 F-150 4 speed trans.

I have a 79 F-150 with the factory 4 speed with 390cu 4X4. I want to put a 5 speed in for better hwy and fuel MPG. What is the tranny I want to put in?

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C5 or c6........... However I'd put some thought into gettin' sumthin' else for mileage! They ain't makin no more 79's with 4 straight gears!!!

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If I were you I would stay with the automatic because a 5 speed will actually use more gas in the long run and cost you less than replacing everything to a 5 spd.. Try playing with the timing and carburetor to get the max mpg.

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