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popeye
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From: Dixon, IA USA
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posted 05-15-2003 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for popeye   Click Here to Email popeye     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
anybody out there have input on fords'small block aod for street and strip use?What's the best year,car or truck model,pros and cons,horsepower limits,who builds the best aod. This would be used with a small block likely 347 ci stroker possibly with a power adder.Any and all responces welcome.thanks, popeye

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rockafellz
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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
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posted 05-15-2003 11:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a buddy in FL. who used an AOD Bauminator. He said it was good, but he liked and ran faster with the Mighty Mite C4.

Erik

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popeye
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posted 05-16-2003 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for popeye   Click Here to Email popeye     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thought this post would get more responces.any trans builders out there?
popeye

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Fastymz
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posted 05-16-2003 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Check out this site,

http://www.lentechautomatics.com/home.htm

http://www.shockley.net/Holley-AOD.asp

http://www.baumannengineering.com/aodcat.htm

http://www.coolcats.net/tech/advanced/transhelp.html

I'll see what else I can find.

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lawless
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From: Richmond, VA
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posted 05-16-2003 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lawless   Click Here to Email lawless     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
give Performance Automatic a call

www.performanceautomatic.com

I have never run their AOD but I did have one of their C4's and was very satisfied with it.

chris

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popeye
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posted 05-17-2003 01:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for popeye   Click Here to Email popeye     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks for your responce guys,a lot of great info popeye

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Bloose
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posted 05-18-2003 11:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am no AOD expert but the Buamann web site has good info on the AOD and AOD-E. '89 and newer AOD I guess are the best and AOD-E's are supposed to be very good. The -E was too much money for me so I went AOD. The AOD is fairly week but with a hardened input shaft, valve body upgrades, and other upgrade I guess they are OK. I have a Semi mild 289 that had a B+M 2000rpm non lock up stall converter. I had the stock input shaft in there. This weekend I put a TCI 3000rpm converter in and found that the stock input shaft started to twist already. Now the I have the right converter for the motor I'm sure it would just be a matter of time before it broke. I'm going to order a new TCI input shaft from Summit today. I guess there are places out there that make 1pc input shafts for non lock up applications that are stronger yet. But this all adds costs to the AOD. If I had it to do over I think I would have gone with a C4 and a higher gear. I went AOD so I could run a 4.62 gear and still drive and the freeway (for this it worked great be the way 2500rpm at 65mph). I think a 3.55 or 3.73 and a C4 would have been as fast or faster.

HTH,
B-loose

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