I"m putting a 89 AOD transmission out of a 5.0 Mustang into my 71 302 and I was wondering what year flywheel and torque converter to use for this swap? Thanks for any help.
Thanks for the great information!IIRC, you can use a C-4 flexplate from any early Mustang or an AOD flexplate from just about any 351W/5.8L. The 5.0/AOD flexplate will be 50oz, you want 28oz balance... as for converter, any AOD with the proper bolt pattern will be fine...
^^^ What he said ^^^ BUT look at which way the 'bend' goes at the ring gear. C-6 is different than C-4/FMX/AOD. Then there is the converter bolt pattern issue. Most are 11.5", but Q-code 351-4V/C-6s used a unique bolt pattern to go along with the 10.25" high-stall converter!Be sure to choose a converter that matches you current (or planned) cam/gear ratio's -
hmmmm ... myne fit perfectly ( with the 92 tailshaft ) ........ ( I can't remember the exact procedure for measuring, but I followed it to a tee )Be sure to choose a converter that matches you current (or planned) cam/gear ratio's - it will help dramatically in overall performance....now is the time to get it right. There is a good write up on AOD swap on here in a PDF I think... my FMX flexplate worked out just fine, I ended up making my own cross member/fluid lines/linkage. I got a Lokar cable kit for the TV - be sure to plan you cable run around headers/etc to make sure you have clearance before you cut it to fit! I just about cut it to short .....also you will likely have to lose 1" off the drivshaft - it will fit, but won't have any room to fluctuate. Check it carefully first....