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Hi, I will try to help you,
The AOD was used in half ton trucks and vans.
How much weight are you hauling?
The C-6 pretty heavy duty compared to the AOD
It is a full camper conversion with toilet, shower, stove - the works. I don't know the total weight but it ialso has 2 water tanks and 2 gas tanks
But I know that some E-250 conversion vans had AOD's starting in 1990
I don't think I would risk putting that kind of strain on an AOD. The AOD has a few weak links that might not hold up in your situation.
The Crown Victoria Interceptor was a higher torque engine than the standard 351 cu.in.
It is why I bought this used AOD. I saw the car
I agree that the police cars had more power but the transmissions are the weak link. We used to do a police car a week at my shop back in the 90's
I read about AOD's in high perf Mustangs all the time
Is there any other alternative? Overdrive units are $3500
Yes and I have a AOD in my 64 Falcon with a 350 hp engine but in most cases for long distance heavy vehicles you need to saty with a bigger trans like the C-6
Any other possible transmissions?
What does Ford use nowadays in camper van conversions?
the AOD conversion is easy and if set up right with the TV cable adjusted perfectly and the correct drive shaft it could last.
How about extra cooling like increasing the size of the tranny cooler?
The TV cable is the biggest problem. The geometry and adjustment have to be perfect or you will burn the trans up going around the block.
I have read that many times about the TV cable
A big cooler is a good idea as well.
Any other option for a different but stronger tranny?
I would stay with the C-6 and install a gear vendor OD unit. They work well and seem to last.
OK but they cost $3500
And if you have to rebuild the AOD more than once you are ahead of the game with no headaches. When do RV's break down? On the road in the middle of know where.
I mean "nowhere"
Ok I guess I am out of luck with this AOD. I will research and hopefully find a used OD unit. $3500 new can buy a lot of gas. Thanks, Brian
I think putting an OD trans in is a great idea and fun but it is just too bad the only non electric trans is an AOD
Can I use an AODE electric? I will need the harness and computer also , right?
You could get E4OD and the get a stand alone controller from I think TCI or other transmission company. I have no idea what the controllers cost.
The AODE is a better trans than the AOD but the E4OD is a better choice.
I will look into that. Will it handle the torque requirements of heavey camper van?
The E4OD will.
Great. I will go that route. Thanks a lot. Brian