Well, I'm on my 3rd rebuild of my AOD in the past 3 years, so I'm looking into other alternatives. The ZF 5 speed is looking pretty good to me right now, but will a 5 speed off a deisel bolt up to my 302??? And more importantly, will it bolt up to my BW1356?
I am in the same boat as you. I have replaced/rebuilt my AOD 3 times and am waiting for it to go any time now. I don't think the ZF from a diesel will work. Ford made a ZF for their 3/4 ton trucks with a 351 that would bolt right up however these transmissions do have their weaknesses. I am looking into swapping in a NV4500 trans from Dodge with an Atlas trasfer case. Advanced adapter makes a kit that makes the swap possible. Now the only thing I have to come up with is the moner to pay for it all. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] If your truck has electronic fuel injection you will want to eventually swap in a computer from a manual truck. It isn't something you have to do right away but someting you will want to keep in mind. [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
I searched around a little more, and $1600 is more like it. If I spend the money and time to rebuild this thing. I want to do it right, and not have to do it over again. I could to it for around $1000 but that means I'd have to do without the wideband gearset. But that 2.84:1 first and 1.55:1 second is much better than the stock AODs 2.40:1 and 1.47:1. At least in my opinion. Plus it comes with a wider OD band. I guess it's time to start saving. Hopefully I'll have a truck again before christmas. My girlfriend's gonna hate me.