I am wanting to put a 4spd auto in place of my C6. I have a 460 in a 1978 F100 (2wd). I want it to be as painless as possible. I have a large number of salvage yards to get used trannies from. I am not sure what 4spd autos came behind the 460. I dont want to mess with the wiring for any electronics. Did the AOD come with the 460? I have to do a rebuild on my C6 anyway and would rather put a 4spd auto in. I realize I will have to deal with the driveshaft and am planning on ordering a higher stall speed converter as well.
Thanks for the reply. Do you know if there is a wiring kit available to make the EAOD work?
It's referd to as E4OD not EAOD. The E4 trans does not have a very good reputation. In 94 or I think it was that year ford upgraded the E4 trans. Most rebuilds are done with the upgrades. A good rebuild will run you well over $2K. I have seen many post where people advise that one install a remote trans filter which will help provide a longer life to E4 trans. I have added remote filters to the tow trucks at the shop. Figured it can't hurt.
If you don't mind a manual trans then the ZF would be the cheapest way to go but you will have to modify you clutch pedal for a hyd set up.
Thanks, I had heard the E4OD was as strong as the C6. I am not planning on spending $2k on this. I will run one of my C6's. I was hoping to get the overdrive for my occassional trips to Tampa. The savings in fuel would not justify a $2k upgrade. Has anyone heard much about the TCI Streetfighter C6's?