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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:17 pm 
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I would ditch the idea of using a C4 and go with a 1989-93 non-computer AOD which is actually a better fit and you will have a .67 overdrive for the highway cruising especially if you are not planning a rear end swap. You can see the part numbers and pictures of the mounts used here: https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/med ... nts.41498/ The 302/5.0 is a better fit than the 351W due to it's extra width which puts it closer to the steering box.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:37 am 
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thanks for the info.

I picked up an 89+ AOD last weekend for $150. I know it isn't any older than 89 based on the numbers on the outside of the case, and I know it isn't an AODE so I will be in good shape. Plan on doing the rebuild myself. I really appreciate the link and the pics too!

I gotta say this resto/mod seems to be far easier than the '66 Corvair I did. I think it's because the ford isn't a unibody and I don't have nearly the sheet metal restoration work.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:34 pm 
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Dedwinson wrote:
thanks for the info.

I picked up an 89+ AOD last weekend for $150. I know it isn't any older than 89 based on the numbers on the outside of the case, and I know it isn't an AODE so I will be in good shape. Plan on doing the rebuild myself. I really appreciate the link and the pics too!

I gotta say this resto/mod seems to be far easier than the '66 Corvair I did. I think it's because the ford isn't a unibody and I don't have nearly the sheet metal restoration work.
You may want to buy this video: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/29891 It is very complete and detailed. Also check these out on youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/playlist ... 2AAF5C7959

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Welcome to the website. Lots of good help here...

I have done the 351W - C4 swap and if I can be of any help just let me know...

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Dedwinson wrote:
thanks for the info.

I picked up an 89+ AOD last weekend for $150. I know it isn't any older than 89 based on the numbers on the outside of the case, and I know it isn't an AODE so I will be in good shape. Plan on doing the rebuild myself. I really appreciate the link and the pics too!

I gotta say this resto/mod seems to be far easier than the '66 Corvair I did. I think it's because the ford isn't a unibody and I don't have nearly the sheet metal restoration work.


Does your AOD have a rod or cable type throttle valve linkage (kick down)? The cable will be the later version that came with EFI engines and is a little easier to deal with than the rod type.

Several of these guys have done the sbf/AOD swap so there is a plethora of information here. Mines more of a gasser race style with fender well headers, so my 54 application is a bit different but I have done the AOD in other cars and enjoy seeing these cars on the road regardless of the style.

James

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