HHMmmm...I coulda sworn I posted in here yesterday on page one. Has the Corral has been acting a little funny for anybody or is it just me ?
Originally Posted by 351Freak
Awww...screw it...drop the VB
and go buy a manual one from Lentech and be done with it...heheheeeee
This is what I said and did after I got fed up with my AOD problems. Like I mentioned before, the only failure I had in a dailey driver ( snow, rain, whatever was out there) over the ourse of several years. Was the broken 1-2 input shaft. I still had 3rd and OD running of the center shaft I was able to drive the car home in 3rd the car home.
MYLITTLEHO,I also have a couple of stock VBs on the shelf, one is the 1-D-OD-N-R-P version and the other is 2-D-OD-N-R-P out of a police spec AOD. If ya want one to modify, the regular one is good. The police spec VB
has a different shift valve, at least on the 1-2 shift valve. The 1-2 shift valve is made up of 2 parts, they kinda fit inside of each other. The standard 1 piece shift valve WILL not transfer to the 2 piece shift valve VB
. The 1-2 shift on the police VB
is whatever the governer is set at ~4000 or. Start in D and bring up the revs. Push the shift lever down 1 detent to engage 2nd and bring the revs. Then shift back to D for 3rd. This does not hurt the AOD like the '1-2-1 shuffle' does.
I have a factory repair manual for the fox chassis LTD which includes a section on the police and regular AODs. Factory diagrams and everything, I see if my old scanner will work on the new Dell or if I have to dust off the Emachine. Drop me a PM if you need them
I might also part with one of my manual VBs. In my garage I have the built C4 and a police spec Fox chassis LTD. That LTD has a police spec AOD and the other full manual PA VB
This is what my 8.2 deck 3fifty7 will be going into.
nosmatt, that LTD does not even make the 'sig'. I pulled the cast piston 308 out ( still got it, using the oil pan on the 3forty7!!) Its got a ghetto rebuilt factory forged piston 302 ( my first shortblock build
), stock '87 cam, E5 heads, Performer intake and 600 cfm carb. Also has an MSD 6AL, Durasparl roller cam dist., MAC shorties, MAC H-pipe, MAC catback, and FMS 'high effort' rack and pinion unit, are among the items installed on this car. It was last driven in '94 or '95 and needs TLC. That was during my bar hopping days, living the life of a 20something and having lots of fun in my car. I put several years of driving in that car. Some of it doing some assinine things in. Girls, booze, the kid stuff.
You're talking about irons in the fire ???? I'll be that old guy with all those super rare parts in the garage and a dozen hotrods in the backyard. Hell, I have 2 running modded cars right now that are 19 and 20 years old. My '85 GT was bought from a junkyard as salvage and was brought to me by forklift
. It had a minor bump in front, so minor the fenders did not get damaged. No title or anything like that came with it and it was flatbedded home from the yard. I've had LEGAL plates on it for about 3 weeks and it's become the 'driver' now. Love the T-tops in the hot weather.
Even before I even thought about the internet or buying a computer, I was screwing these cars together. Back in '89 I had an '84 Cougar 5.0 that I added a Performer 302 cam, very mildly ported '66 289 heads, Weiand intake, adapted a 2bbl carb from a 400M and ran 2 1/4 duals off the log style exhaust manifolds that exited in front of the rear tires. Mufflers were those noname cheapie turbo mufflers. That was my first modded car and it was fast for that time.
Got kinda winded typing that, but that Cougar had an AOD that had a kickdown rod instead of a cable setup. I had a Ford tech setup the Duraspark igintion and set up the AOD. This was almost uncharted territory in '89. I'm not sure how he got the rod setup to work or what it came from to work with the carb he choose. It did not look like anything Ford used on the C4 stuff. I did the '1-2-1' shuffle on that car every time I drove it. I did not know it could hurt it at that time.
I ended up totaling the car when I crashed into a parked pick up and left over 100 ft of skid marks. Yeah I was kinda speeding in the corner, but the ****ing rear flex line for the brakes popped and the front tires locked up. That was the only car that I totaled that was mine.
edit---noticed a few new posts. I've been away for a bit. Gotta "catch up".