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Old 12-27-2008, 12:58 AM   #1
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i just got a 1980 mustang fastback and im putting it back together and just woundering what tranny comes stock in a 1985 stang cause thats whats in it it had a 302 swap with a auth tranny thanks
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Re: help please

If it's an auto tranny it is most likely an AOD. Wonderfully finicky transmissions.
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an AOD is what it came with. they do have some problems but all in all not the worst at all. If you do start having problems just go ahead and yank it out and get a quality rebuild
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ok thanks i just got it all together today and went to start it and it blew stuff out the carb like it was backfiring but it dident start im thinkin mabye the sparkpugs are worn ill have a look tomarrow the overdrive tranny thats a 4 spd right?
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I would look more at your timing. Than your spark plugs.
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ok i will thanks you wouldent happen to kno what it shound be?
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Base timing should be 10 degrees. Just use a timing light to see where it's at and then turn the distributor to get it at the proper spot. There is one bolt that holds it in place and make sure you check the timing after you re-tighten the bolt because it's easy to move the distributor when tightening it.
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ok thanks the timings seems fine i got it in the place where its the best it had a vacume leek on the back of the intake that i missed it went to the power brakes so i will try to get it to idel better tomarrow
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ok thanks i just got it all together today and went to start it and it blew stuff out the carb like it was backfiring but it dident start im thinkin mabye the sparkpugs are worn ill have a look tomarrow the overdrive tranny thats a 4 spd right?
just blowing right out the carb??

I'd be willing to guess that you have the distributor installed 180* out... most common cause for problems during 5.0 rebuilds
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ya its good now but still wont idel
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ya its good now but still wont idel
Whoops, I should read the whole thread next time, my apologies

You're getting proper fuel delivery without having the engine flood on first start?

by not idling do you mean it'll crank, fire then die right out, or crank, idle a bit then shut off?
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its all good.....ya it wont idel or stay running unless i play with the throttel
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nice car btw
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Is the carb new? how does the car run when you play with the throttle? if you keep giving it gas, or tapping the gas - does it run a bit, then die as soon as you try to let it idle? Carbs can be touchy, and definitely let me know what happens after you fix that vacuum leak
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ya the carbs newer it wips the rpms when i hit the throttel and kinda stayes at a idel 4 a while but wont idel below likw 1800rpms
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