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Old 11-06-2008, 07:36 AM   #1
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Default install AOD to 400M

Has anyone went from C4 to an AOD transmission with the 400M engine ?
I want to install in a 79 Ranchero
thanks mike
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:03 AM   #2
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Has anyone went from C4 to an AOD transmission with the 400M engine ?
I want to install in a 79 Ranchero
thanks mike
A few have talked about it but haven't seen any posts - but... check out this thread: http://www.ranchero.us/forums/showthread.php?t=3999

This was an FMX to AOD change and I think a lot of the information will be useful to you. Wish Hyrb was still around to lend his assistance with these issues.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:31 AM   #3
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Default Aod w/ 400M

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Thanks for the info--I did download this information--my transmission man
tells me I would need an adapter to bolt up ?
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:44 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info--I did download this information--my transmission man
tells me I would need an adapter to bolt up ?
I don't know - I've got mostly 4 Speed cars or I run a beefed up C6 - When I do convert the power train on one of mine it will be whole package - engine, trans, rear gear, electrical so I really haven't researched it. Hoping someone else will wade in that maybe has done this one.

It seems to me though that the 400M was around for a long time and was available with AOD transmissions - would think you could find something that would bolt right up such as a AOD from an F-Series or Lincoln Product.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:54 AM   #5
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http://www.network54.com/Forum/260730/ Mike try asking that question on the site on this link ..those guys have done them all
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Old 11-07-2008, 08:22 AM   #6
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You will need an adapter plate or bellhousing;the 351m and 400 use the 429 and 460 bellhousing bolt pattern. I believe the early 400s used the small-block pattern.If you go deep enough into the site Spence told you about, you'll find the info you need. There was a thread on this awhile back.JD

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Old 11-07-2008, 03:25 PM   #7
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Default 79--C4 to AOD w/ 400M

I have asked for info on the transmission site , and will be looking through
their information thanks mike
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:01 AM   #8
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www.artcarr.com has a bellhousing adapter for 400/460 $408.
www.ford-aod.com has trans parts, and model year recommendations. JD
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