I just replaced my 3.00 rear ith a 3.80 posi. I am planning refreshing my 351W and C4 trany. I was wondering if an AOD from a 351W Bronco, F150 or van would work. I had a Bronco with an AOD but you could not lock out OD with the shifter, just the electronic button. I will need an AOD with a TV rod since there are no electronics on my engine. Any thoughts will be appreciated. This is all in a 1970 Torino.
I would say your Bronco had an E4OD. AOD swaps to older Fords are done all the time. Best to start with an 88 or later unit, Mustang, TBird or F150. Vans, Mark7 and Crown Vic's are fine as well but some have longer output shafts. That doesn't hurt much because the driveshaft will be too long with either AOD. The Tranny crossmember will need the modified and a TV cable needs to be fabbed.
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