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Auto Tranny problems
#11
The shifter in the car is tall and doesn't look good. I had bought a stock original shifter for a C4. Can I use that shifter with the AOD tranny?
C4 shifter only has D 2nd 1st, the AOD tanny has OD D 2nd 1st.
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#12
Did you look at the write-up Luxstang did, and check some of the links he provided, including the Hemmings article?
https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-fmx-...ete-report



“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”
--Albert Einstein
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#13
This is a pic of my 69 vert with AOD where I used the stock shifter.  Works fine.  I did get a custom shifter linkage setup so everything matches up.


[Image: 69-Mustang-April-2019-1.jpg]
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#14
Bill, does the face on yours show  all 4 forward gear settings (1, 2, D & OD)?  Did the shifter have to be modified or just the linkage?  Any info on where to get custom parts is appreciated.  Here are pics or the shifter now in car and the cover plate for stock shifter.
Thanks
Bob
[Image: IMG-3133.jpg]

[Image: IMG-3134.jpg]
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#15
My shifter plate is similar to the 2nd lower pic of the stock cover -- D - 2 - 1. Shifter itself was the original 69 assembly that was dressed up with a new cover plate. The linkage from the shifter to the AOD transmission was custom made (this was back in 2006). Somebody on the Vintage Mustang forums was making them in his workshop and selling them thru Ebay. I would recommend you get in touch with Ron Morris Performance and see if they can help. I purchased quite a bit from them as part of the changeover from C4 to AOD.

The custom linkage allowed me to adjust it to line up the AOD transmission shift detents to match the P-R-N-D-2-1.
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#16
If I understand than you are actually in OD when indicator shows D? In Drive when indicator shows 2? In 2nd when indicator shows 1? And you can not actually put manually in 1st?
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#17
It's in OD when showing 'D'. Perfectly capable of manually shifting down thru 3rd, 2nd and 1st, but those don't line up perfectly with the cover. 1st is below the '1'.

Neutral, Reverse and Park all line up just fine.
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#18
AOD transmissions have the same number of detent positions as C4s. AOD selectors have 1 - D - OD. You can manually keep it in first. To keep it in second requires a little finessing, when accelerating to a point that is higher than the downshift (into first) speed, shift into D, transmission will shift into second, to keep it in second shift the lever back into first, it will stay in second unless you slow down to the first downshift speed, and will not shift up into drive (third).

Here are some links that should help you:
http://www.fordsunlimited.com/fords_C4_AODswap.html
https://www.diyford.com/ford-aod-transmi...ing-guide/

The only problem with using your C4 shifter is that the shift lever throw (movement) may not match the throw distance on the shift lever on the transmission. The detents (notches) on the C4 shifter may also be a little different and require modification.



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