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Old 04-01-2009, 05:23 PM
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Question '78 Tranny swap (C6 to E4OD)

Has anyone attempted this: Complete Overdrive Conversion for '78-'79 Ford Bronco

It might be a little longer before I can sell my '78 and thought this might be a cool project.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:58 PM
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Has anyone attempted this: Complete Overdrive Conversion for '78-'79 Ford Bronco

It might be a little longer before I can sell my '78 and thought this might be a cool project.
The article deals with swapping to the AOD, a non-computer controlled transmission about the size of a C4 automatic.

The E4OD is as big as a house and is electronically controlled, requiring a controller either from the engine computer or a stand-alone unit.

Two very different animals.

If you have a 300, 302 or 351w, the AOD, properly beefed from an '88-'93 core would be the way to go.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:16 PM
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Thanks. I'm not really much up on transmissions and didn't realize there was an AOD. From what I'm reading, it appears that you don't recommend putting an AOD behind a 351/400 or 460.
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They sell adaptors for the 351m/400/460 bell pattern, but unless you really beef the AOD, it isn't going to be happy in a heavier vehicle with lots of power. It might do ok behind a stock 351m, but if you are going to all that work and money, there are probably better choices.
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