Re: efi 351w. does auto or manual matter?
I have a 5.8 that I am putting an AODE behind. The guys at baumannengineering.com said that you can use a different transmission (an AODE or a manual) if your computer was controlling an electronic transmission like the E4OD. You just have find out what pins on the eec were controlling the ist and 2nd shift solenoids and a couple of other pins, and then hook up the right resistors in line so as to fool the computer into thinking that the tranny is still there. Sory, I can't help you with which pins and which resistors to use, but it is possible to fool an automatic eec to working with a manual.