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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013 Thread Starter
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Help with AOD set up

Hey all,

So I am in the process of setting up my AOD to drop in my 69 Mustang. Not to much of a Trans guy so this may be a dumb question.

I installed this part (pic #1) so I can use my stock 69 shifter. My question is: When I pull the shifter from say P to N so moving down on the floor what way does this shift linkage move? Would it move forward towards the bell housing or towards the tail shaft housing. I guess the easier way to ask my question is when the AOD is park is the shift linkage at the furthest forward (towards bell housing) or rear most point?

Also the last pic is of the underside of the stock shifter, that linkage when I go from P to N does that linkage move forward (towards the front of the car), and keep moving forward as a cycle through the rest of the gears?

Sorry if this is so vague. Just trying to learn! THanks


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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.

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Jon- thank you so much for the words!!! I don't know why my pics keep doing that!

I know that m linkage was facing the wrong way it was just easier to hold it for the picture. Thanks for the advice about the TV cable, I would have thought it was easier to do it after install! Thanks again for confirm the stuff that I thought I knew and everything else I didn't!


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