Ford Forums banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
335 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi all, I'm looking into fitting an EB V8 4 speed auto behind a Cleveland.
I'm wanting to know what Fords ran stand alone tranny controllers, what is
required to make them work, what to look out for and any upgrades that
could be done to the electronics. ANY suggestions / advice would be great.
Thanks , Will.
 

·
what u lookin at
Joined
·
777 Posts
i havent heard of anyone doing this b4, but its possibile i suppose.

all v8's( and ea and eb series 1) used a seperate tranny module. they used inputs from the ecu.

basic Inputs for the tranny module - Battery voltage, air con (compressor), TPS, tacho, road speed input- speedo transducer, trans sump temp , power/economy selector, gear position sensor, self test input.

you may wonder why there it needs an air con input but this is just so it can delay shifts to keep compressor speed high and maintain air con performance. this could be bypassed. i dont know what the exact input is, i assume a voltage..prob around 5v. u could cheack this on a 5litre with a multimeter.
 

·
The Old Bloke
Joined
·
124 Posts
LTD Ute said:
Hi all, I'm looking into fitting an EB V8 4 speed auto behind a Cleveland.
I'm wanting to know what Fords ran stand alone tranny controllers, what is
required to make them work, what to look out for and any upgrades that
could be done to the electronics. ANY suggestions / advice would be great.
Thanks , Will.
Better to get an AOD rather than use the AODE. No trans controller required but still a 4 speed and evidently bolts straight up.

As to which have trans controllers don't know extact change over time but my AODE which came from a 1996 NF Fairlane has a separate trans controller.

Keep us posted if you get this working. Have been looking at going the AOD route behind my Cleveland but an AODE would be nice too. Then can add Dellboy999's BA Shift conversion.

Ross
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
335 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Yeah!! That console looks amazing. FINE craftsmanship!!!
Wonder if my boss will miss her shifter in the company Fairmont?
I think the Aussie Fords had the BTR manufactured autos(made here)
and the AOD's in the States.
There is a mob in Geelong(Vic) Corio auto Spares that are selling
brand new 6 and 8 cyl BTR boxes for just over two grand, not much
more than a full rebuild of my FMX....got me thinking.
There is someone else (xpc66) looking at this retrofit also
and it would be great if a few collective minds could work it out.
I'll keep posting and asking the siily questions anyway.

Will.
 

·
The Old Bloke
Joined
·
124 Posts
Actually they don't weight a lot more.

AOD = 88kg
FMX = 88kg
AODE = 86kg
C4 = 84kg

So ideal for an FMX replacement and only 4kgs more than a C4.

Might want to have a look at this as an alternative to using a BTR controller.

http://www.compushift.com/

Ross
 

·
what u lookin at
Joined
·
777 Posts
50LtCapri said:
Actually they don't weight a lot more.

AOD = 88kg
FMX = 88kg
AODE = 86kg
C4 = 84kg

So ideal for an FMX replacement and only 4kgs more than a C4.

Might want to have a look at this as an alternative to using a BTR controller.

http://www.compushift.com/

Ross
its hard to beleive the iron box FMX weighs only 4kg's more than an alloy box c4. im curious to where you got this info, could you point me to where?

Better to get an AOD rather than use the AODE. No trans controller required but still a 4 speed and evidently bolts straight up.

As to which have trans controllers don't know extact change over time but my AODE which came from a 1996 NF Fairlane has a separate trans controller.
AOD/AODe are american boxes. the btr 4speed ie. le85/91/93/95/97 are the 4 speed boxes in falcons.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top