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Replacing the trans.

Ok, my reverse is toast. Now heres the deal, I have an AOD out of an '84 LTD that had the police package. Now I'm curious if I can use that trans. The other thing I'm wondering about is the number on the bell housing. My bird has 52 stamped on it and one off the LTD has 54, I was just wondering what those stood for.
85 Tbird 5.0
78 F150 351w
03 Ranger Fx4

Re: Replacing the trans.

Reply #1
It'll work.I put a tranny from a Ford pickup in my T-Bird.I'm getting ready to change the complete drivetrain now.Make sure your shift lever and TV cable lever are the same.
'88 Sport--T-5,MGW shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

Re: Replacing the trans.

Reply #2
Check the tailshaft length also.I had to shorten my driveshaft  by 3/4 of an inch.
it only cost $35,but it's still critical.
'88 Sport--T-5,MGW shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

Re: Replacing the trans.

Reply #3
Finally got around to looking at the trans. Obviously the LTD was a floor shift, the levers upside down. I'm gonna have to use my TV cable on it also. Good thing is its the right length and now I have an excuse to convert to floor shift.
85 Tbird 5.0
78 F150 351w
03 Ranger Fx4

Re: Replacing the trans.

Reply #4
That's cool,I've never seen a floor shifted LTD.
'88 Sport--T-5,MGW shifter,Trick Flow R intake,Ed Curtis cam,Trick Flow heads,Scorpion rockers,75mm Accufab t-body,3G,mini starter,Taurus fan,BBK long tube headers,O/R H-Pipe, Flowamaster Super 44's, deep and deeper Cobra R wheels, Mass Air and 24's,8.8 with 3.73's,140 mph speedo,Mach 1 chin spoiler,SN-95 springs,CHE control arms,aluminum drive shaft and a lot more..

Re: Replacing the trans.

Reply #5
If it was a Fox LTD, then I know at least the LX's (pretty rare) and I guess maybe some of the police ones were floor shifted.  But I've never seen a full size Crown Vic that was floor shift.