Alright, all you 5.0 guys with AOD's...lets see what your setups are and what kind of #'s you put down &/Or track times.
NO CHANCE said:92 LX Notch
306 w/Canfields & Custom Cam
AOD w/PI Stallion Converter, PA Manual Vbody, 4.10 gears
Weld Big/Littles, ET Streets
3400#'s race weight
330RWHP, [email protected]
Needs a looser converter, coming out on the transbrake right now @ 3400rpm, motor really wants to see about 4000rpm. Has an 11.90 in it in current trim. Likely an 11.70 NA, I still have a few mods coming like manual steering rack and an Elec. water pump. Then I am going to spray it.
92FivePointSlow said:slowfive0: how hard was it putting the aode in? i was thinking about doing the same thing. what work did you do to it? and what vehicle did you take it out of?
slowfive0 said:I got the core from a buddy who has a trans shop. I believe it was originally out of a F-150, but it didn't really matter because I mix and matched parts that he had to get the strongest combination of factory parts. I did a lot of research was able to cherry pick the internal parts (all factory stuff though) that I used. Then I just used a good quality rebuild kit (Borg Warner if I remember right). I used the Baughman shift kit set on level 5 and the Baughman controller. The hardest part for me was rounding up the rest of the parts locally. Our selection of junk yards around here isn't that great. It's sometimes hard to find the part and when you do, they want almost as much as it goes for new! I did end up fidning thenecessary parts (flexplate, separator shield, dipstick, AOD-stock style shifter, andharness. I actually used a harness out of a T-bird, worked just fine. YOu can get a lot of info from Baughmans site. I used a triple disc lockup converter from Precision. That was the big bucks of the swap---I got that from JDS Peformance---dirt cheap and great to work with. I"m very pleased with this setup, Just leave it in Drive and stab it. I also lock it up in 3rd which helps pick up alittle mph and et. Around time, I lock it up like a stocker so the 4000 stall is fairly manageable. Just a note, this type of trans setup has done find behind Lidio's yellow car down into the 9.40's. He has never broken any hard parts with the AOD-e until his Renegade car. I think he has that sorted out though. Time will tell. Good luck.