Ok, some of your pics are upside down which really threw me but i'll give it a shot as I am just at this point of install also. The rod in your first pic that you are holding towards the bell housing front will actually point rearward to meet up with the shifter.
The AOD lever (since it is facing up, which is correct/easiest for this install) will be moved all the way rearward to be in P.
When you mover your shifter from P towards D it will push the lower part of the shifter forward, also pushing the AOD lever forward.
I'll see if I can get pics this weekend under my car. Do you have the Lokar TV cable yet? I would hook it to the trans
before install if you do, I'm having a hell of a time getting to the top screw to hold the cable in place like the pic below which gives the cable a good wide loop to head forward and avoid kinking. TV cable mounts pointing down while the AOD lever points up as in the pic.
'67 Coupe 289 stroked to 333, AOD, 9" w/3.50:1, PDB, Candyapple red w/red deluxe int., PS, ext. decor group, light group, foxbody seats.
'09 Black Warriors In Pink with glass roof - the wifes Mustang.
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