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harleyhoot
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AOD conversion

Post by harleyhoot » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:44 am

I've looked thru here and can't find any specific info on converting a 55 from Fordomatic to AOD. I am curious if the AOD will fit in the tunnel without floor mods? Thanks for any info or direction from someone that has done this.

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Re: AOD conversion

Post by TNcoupe » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:24 pm

I cant answer for sure but the AOD is a beefy trans. I put on in a 1964 Fairlane and absolutely despise it. Cant get the TV cable adjusted where I want it for shift points. Ive got a big bellhousing C4 in mine and its tight, I imagine an AOD would be very very close to needing some tunnel mods to fit.

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Re: AOD conversion

Post by paul2748 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:38 pm

Not sure about a 55, but a friend of mine put in an AOD in his 56. No mods to the tunnel, but did have to do some grinding on the frame
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Re: AOD conversion

Post by harleyhoot » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:42 pm

Thanks for the replys, I'm goin with a C4,and Flat O Products bellhousing kit. Now need to see if anyone has used a early Mustang shifter in the 55's

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Re: AOD conversion

Post by paul2748 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:31 pm

The stock shifter will work with the C4. That is what I used. The only problem is you will not be able to use low manually because not enough length in the TBird shifter. I just bent the rod a little (I think I just straightened it). Using the stock kick down linkage but had to lengthen it. If you haven't got the trans yet, get a 1980 or later, preferably from a floor shift car because of the angle of the shift on the trans (points up)
harleyhoot wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:42 pm
Thanks for the replys, I'm goin with a C4,and Flat O Products bellhousing kit. Now need to see if anyone has used a early Mustang shifter in the 55's
1956 Fiesta Red 312
1954 Ford Victoria 312
1948 Ford Convertible Street Rod 302

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