Re: 1983 F-150 Transmission info
Thanks for the replies guys. As far as using the truck for towing, the only
thing it would be hauling is a trailer with an ATV on the back of it,
weighing less than 700lbs altogether. Really the only thing I use this
truck for is odd trips to the landfill and a cruise into town every now and
then. I have a 1/4 ton Ranger that is basically my "daily driver". What
vehicles were the 4 speed AOD transmission installed in so I know what to
ask for when I call the local junkyards? Are there any modifications that
would have to be made to make this tranny work, or simply bolt up and go?
If I had the money to rebuild it, I know where there is a 351 Windsor engine
and transmission in an older '70's Cougar XR7. The only drawback is that
the car has been sitting for at least 20 years, and I know for a fact the
engine has less than 50,000kms. I can get the engine out no problem, and it
won't cost me a cent (sitting in my grandfathers old junkyard). But, it is
probably so full of critters nests, rats and god knows what else that it
would probably need a complete teardown and rebuild. That engine/tranny
combo would fit into my truck nicely with few modifications, but I just
don't have the time or space to do the work. That and I know that the 300
straight-six is pretty much bulletproof and I'd hate to swap it, only having
to work out more bugs.
Anyway, thanks for the info, much appreciated.