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If you haven't bought anything yet, this would be a good time to upgrade to a built AOD. Get that extra gear and an AOD done right is a ridiculously good trans.
 

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I've bought, rebuilt and re installed everything! Lol I have plans to convert to a manual tho so I didn't really think about swapping it. This kit is more than I need for my 6.

And I don't think this is the last time it'll happen lol
 

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I left the one off that goes on the back of the pump shaft in accident and found it on my tool box after I put my transmission back in. I know they are important just trying to laugh before I burn the thing down
Well, at least next time you won't forget it........:thumb:
 

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I left the one off that goes on the back of the pump shaft in accident and found it on my tool box after I put my transmission back in. I know they are important just trying to laugh before I burn the thing down

Oh man, I feel your pain. Sometimes it's best to walk away, have a beer and sleep on it. I get so annoyed at myself when I forget things and have to do rework.
 

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That's a tough one. I guess the AOD fits if you have a V8 bell housing, but I don't know if the '68 200 does or not? I know there's no way to adapt to the '66

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Oh man, I feel your pain. Sometimes it's best to walk away, have a beer and sleep on it. I get so annoyed at myself when I forget things and have to do rework.

Yeah I had to walk away before I threw my tools haha and tbh never have thought about putting in a AOD so don't know anything about it.
 

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AODs are fully mechanical so no electronic shifting to worry about. They'll bolt to any windsor 302/351 and they can be built to handle stupid amounts of power. Silverfox makes a badass manual/automatic valvebody too.
 

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Hmmmm I'll have to look into that. My plan was to get a fox with smog issues or a **** tone of fees (easy in Cali) with a 302/t5 and just yank the stuff I need and junk out the rest. Then rebuild the 302 and stroke it to a 347. But that won't happen for a long time, like after college or if I run into a deal I can't pass up
 

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Well she's all together took her for a spin all gears work, a little slippage between shift need to adjust the bands a bit and the vacuum mod then should be good to go. Feels good to drive her again.
 

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Hmmmm I'll have to look into that. My plan was to get a fox with smog issues or a **** tone of fees (easy in Cali) with a 302/t5 and just yank the stuff I need and junk out the rest. Then rebuild the 302 and stroke it to a 347. But that won't happen for a long time, like after college or if I run into a deal I can't pass up
Since it will be a couple of years before you attempt to do the swap....why not wait and do this swap...much more up to date....and easier to work on plus you get the benefit of updating the front suspension for a much nicer ride...

Ford Coyote Engine Swap Guide - Hot Rod Magazine
 

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Well she's all together took her for a spin all gears work, a little slippage between shift need to adjust the bands a bit and the vacuum mod then should be good to go. Feels good to drive her again.
Great Job!
You should be proud of yourself...not a lot of people would have tackled rebuilding the trans.
 

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Good point. The 347 is my "plan" haha iv thought about a coyote and I guess in the end it probable be about the same cost in couple years. Only thing that discourages me from a coyote is that it needs computer and sensors.
 

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Good point. The 347 is my "plan" haha iv thought about a coyote and I guess in the end it probable be about the same cost in couple years. Only thing that discourages me from a coyote is that it needs computer and sensors.
I've been racing and building motors for some 40+ years and although you may never get into racing...........having this 14 TrakPak and wanting to get a little more power and still have it get 24/26 mpg is easy with the computer tuning and has actually been fun, although at first I was very intimidated.......I'm 70 and not really a wiz kid with the computer...with that said it is certainly a lot easier than tuning without one.
With the computer you get so much more information from the motor that is very essential to getting the most out of a motor....not just performance..proper AF ratio's for clean burning, and timing.....and all you have to do is plug in and read the results.
 

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Id love to get into racing and would love to learn how to tune cars just a little timid. Along with the specialist tools you need to work on/diagnosed cars with computers. But I guess you gotta pay to play. I also have a 66 t-bird that I have thought many times about put in a coyote in with air ride and then taking the 390 and put it in my mustang with fuel injection. All a bunch of thoughts at this point though. My car needs the rear end rebuild and new floors before anything else happens. But we'll aw how everything goes.
 

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Well she's all together took her for a spin all gears work, a little slippage between shift need to adjust the bands a bit and the vacuum mod then should be good to go. Feels good to drive her again.

Keep it up my man, two years and counting until I'm back and working in my garage, so I'm living vicariously through you!
 

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Great job! I can't believe the guy that just rebuilt his transmission is timid about electronics. You said you had help with the trans so just find someone to help with the electronics. Maybe you could find someone to hang around with that does it and lend them a hand while you learn. I'm sure you'll figure it out.

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Great job! I can't believe the guy that just rebuilt his transmission is timid about electronics. You said you had help with the trans so just find someone to help with the electronics. Maybe you could find someone to hang around with that does it and lend them a hand while you learn. I'm sure you'll figure it out.

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You must be think of someone else because I re wired my whole car lol
 
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