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Anyone completed a 4R70W trans swap?

I am doing a 351w and 4R70W swap in my 88 Thunderbird. I am looking for shifter info if anyone has done this swap yet.
1988 Thunderbird Sport. Work in Progress
5.8L swap w/fitech efi, 4R70W swap w/quick 4 controller, 2003 GT rear diff.

Bought this car back as an old project car.

:burnout:


Re: Anyone completed a 4R70W trans swap?

Reply #2
So I ended up picking up a 2002 Mustang Automatic shifter and fitting it into my floor and console. Was a bunch of work on the console cover but at least I will have the proper shift pattern.
1988 Thunderbird Sport. Work in Progress
5.8L swap w/fitech efi, 4R70W swap w/quick 4 controller, 2003 GT rear diff.

Bought this car back as an old project car.

:burnout:

Re: Anyone completed a 4R70W trans swap?

Reply #3
You should provide some pics of your project. I'm sure lots are interested  :popcorn:
1988 Thunderbird
306 HO w/ A9P processor
AOD w/ Transgo Reprogrammer
Full Digital Dash w/ twin Cyberdyne A-pillar gauges 
245/50/16 Tires on Snowflakes
Engine swap - CA smog compliant

Re: Anyone completed a 4R70W trans swap?

Reply #4
I will do pics for sure. I am noticing that the shifter from the 2002 Mustang does not fit the trans tunnel very well. I am thinking I may have to go to the yard and get a piece of the trans tunnel from a 99-04 Mustang and fit it to the Thunderbird. I will keep you posted.
1988 Thunderbird Sport. Work in Progress
5.8L swap w/fitech efi, 4R70W swap w/quick 4 controller, 2003 GT rear diff.

Bought this car back as an old project car.

:burnout:

 

Re: Anyone completed a 4R70W trans swap?

Reply #5
I'd like to see some progress pics!
'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: Anyone completed a 4R70W trans swap?

Reply #6
I will get pics because I have to get that tunnel from a 99-04 Mustang and make it graft onto the Thunderbird floor. I like to make stock parts work in my car more than using aftermarket stuff.  I will keep you posted because I have the quick 4 controller with wire harness that I have to install in the car too. From what I have read that this controller is the cats ass. I have to say that I do own a coyote powered F-150 and it has a 10r80 10 speed automatic. That trans is awesome. Too bad there was not a way to adapt the 6R80 trans behind the 351W.
1988 Thunderbird Sport. Work in Progress
5.8L swap w/fitech efi, 4R70W swap w/quick 4 controller, 2003 GT rear diff.

Bought this car back as an old project car.

:burnout:

Re: Anyone completed a 4R70W trans swap?

Reply #7
What???  Yes, you can adapt a 6R80 to a 302/351 block.

https://site.matthillmotorsports.com/products/pa-ford-6r80-transmission-to-small-block-ford-engine-adapter

And here is the controller:

https://www.usshift.com/6r80.shtml
or
http://www.performanceautomatic.com/news/319/6R80_Controllers_are_Ready!_.html

83 351W TKO'd T-Bird on the bottle


93 331 Mustang Coupe - 368 rwhp