Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Geismar, LA, USA
Re: A.o.d. Specialist Needed
Those would be '91-93 models, generally. They have either an AODE with an added switch or an E4OD (I'm almost positive the E4OD didn't come stock in Mustangs- they're huge). The AODE is electronically controlled and some came with a button that could turn off overdrive to aid in passing maneuvers.
If you go that route, I believe you could get a B&M shifter with AOD adaptor kit, then buy a handle with a button on it and use the button as your AOD switch. Look on Summitracing.com for that. Look up "B&M AOD" and go from there. It'd run you about $250 (shipped) for the shifter, adapter, and handle with button, but I'd say it'd be worth it- it'd last forever and they look incredible- you can also choose a shifter designed to fit in your factory console. Don't bother looking on eBay for those items- IF you manage to find them, they'll be too expensive. I just ordered an AOD shifter and adapter built by B&M for my wagon. I went through Summit because I got both, shipped 2nd day air, for about the price of just the shifter on eBay.
Before you jump at that, though, let me do some research- you could probably actually score a stock shifter from a Foxbody Mustang and it'd work just fine after a little drilling and wiring (which you'd need to do on the B&M, anyway), but wouldn't require the adaptor and it'd be a whole Hell of a lot cheaper. Let me know if you're interested in that idea as soon as you read this so I'll know whether it'll be worth the hassle.
I'd also recommend a Transgo shift kit if you're going to be in there doing this stuff. You can get a mild kit on eBay for $40, shipped. I'll have both my shift kit and shifter equipment coming in this week- I'll let you know how the install and performance go. I went with the mild shift kit on eBay. They make a higher performance kit, but I am building my wagon to be a cruiser, not a racer, so I want the milder shifts. I'd recommend you do the same unless you take it to the track regularly and won't be driving it often.