AOD identification help

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  1. maverick600

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    I found a guy selling an aod on craigslist but it being 3 hours away, I wanna make sure it's the real deal first.
    These are the pictures he sent me.
    Any help or questions I can ask will be much appreciated.
     

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    Looks like a column shift AOD... On pan bottom, should say Automatic Overdrive.
     
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    are you going to have it rebuilt?
     
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    I am awaiting pictures of the pan and a length from bell housing to tail shaft.
    Yes I will have it gone through for sure. I have the flywheel from both motors I have in my garage, that's all I should need as long as the flywheel matches the motor.
     
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    I'm guessing that the lever for the tv cable will come with the kit as I do not see one in the pictures
     
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    So it seems that having this one rebuilt...I could almost get a "new" one...who is a reputable retailer that I can look at? I see monster all the time but are they any good?
     
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    Have you considered a 4R70W swap? Need a control box or other solution like manual valve body. Stronger than most AODs save for true competition built, and more readily available parts. V6 mustang tranny fits behind a SBF same as the AOD.

    I had a B&M street/strip AOD that didn't hold up long behind my pump gas 351 maybe 325 HP? I'm running a C4 reverse valve body manual shift setup currently, but really want to get OD back and 4R70W is what I'll likely be doing. I'm running a 4.11 gear but would like to run 3.91-3.73 gears and the wide ratio 4R70W has a deeper first gear.
     
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    Stay away from Monster Trans. Seen dozens of posts over the years on other boards about poor quality builds and nightmare customer service.
     
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    If he wants to drive it instead of racing it, the AOD will be great.
     
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    I have done business with a place called Broader Performance in Weatherford TX and have been very satisfied. They do nothing but transmissions, mainly Ford.
    https://broaderperformance.com/
     
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    From my experiance it is very difficult to get the throttle control rod or cable set properly without the original carb/throttle body setup it came with. It can be done but it is usually not easy. This trans is not forgiving of driving it with the TV rod/cable misadjusted. Many times I have seen the ford variable venturi carb replaced with a carb that has kickdown linkage for a C6 trans, and it NEVER can be set right. Too bad Ford made such a pos carb.
     
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    Adj AOD TV cable for max travel at WOT, will give firmest shift.

    Short is always better than too long, excessive length causes slippage.

    If shifts are hard/late, lengthen cable in approx 1/8" increments.
     
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    Yeah, good luck with that. The ones with the rod are what I'm talking about.
     
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