Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang Technical discussions on 5.0 Liter Mustangs within. This does not include the 5.0 from the 2011 Mustang GT. That information is in the 2005-1011 section.

Sponsored by Weld Racing


Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-25-2014, 07:12 PM   #1
95gtconvert
2nd Gear Member
 
95gtconvert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Vehicle: 95 Ford Mustang GT convertible
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 159
Default 95 to 87 mustang transmission swap

I'm in need of a transmission asap and have an 87 transmission that I need to swap in but can't without a different shift linkage from a foxbody but when my dad and I checked we couldn't figure out how its supposed to reach far enough to my shifter and if I need a different shift lever

both are aod trans but the one in the car has a little electric box on the side whereas the 87 doesn't
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
95gtconvert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 09:09 PM   #2
dawson1112
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Vehicle: 1990 lx hatch 5.0
Location: ohio
Posts: 2,712
Default

Im not sure youll be able to use that trans, at least not in the conventional sn95 way. The 87 trans is a AOD( automatic overdrive ), while the 95 is an AODE ( E meaning electronic automatic overdrive )

The AODE shift points are controlled via the PCM , ane the AOD is controlled via tv cable, ( commonly known as a kick down cable ) .

Now here is the good news for you.

To make this work and work correctly, you need to swap the upper intake over to a foxbody intake, or swap out the upper and lower intake to GT40 explorer type intake.
You also need a foxbody throttle body, a foxbody throttle cable, and a TV K/D cable for the AOD. Other wise the trans wont last 6 months. The TV cable must be used and be set correctly or you risk burning the clutch disks up. Not to mention it will shift like poop.

I believe the other rout would be to convert the AOD to a manual valve body where you would be determining shift points and shifting every gear manually.

As far as the shifter is concerned, I believe you can use the sn95 shifter, but the sn95 shifters were set further back than the foxes so you may have to do some fab work to the tunnel to move it forward far enough for the linkage to reach.

The computer will probly spit some codes out when it doesn't detect any transmission feedback, But Im pretty sure it will be ok to use, I could be wrong on this and you may need to switch to a manual trans computer.

There are probly other ways around all this, but in the end you will be needing to do some fab work. There is no direct bolt on way to go. That I know of.
__________________
dawson1112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 09:16 PM   #3
dawson1112
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Vehicle: 1990 lx hatch 5.0
Location: ohio
Posts: 2,712
Default

You may need to go to a foxbody style shifter, I believe the 95 had a push button for over drive and the fox had an extra position for od.
__________________
dawson1112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 09:50 PM   #4
mjr46
Wal-mart lube/tire tech
 
mjr46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Vehicle: 85 mustang
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 30,034
Default

it's as simple as this.....no need to do any otheR BS....find a aode, aod won't work/is not a direct swap.........or have your aode rebuilt.
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by dudegirl View Post
Be polite and cordial when you talk to them, as pissing off the guys that can help you is seldom a good idea.
mjr46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2014, 10:23 PM   #5
95gtconvert
2nd Gear Member
 
95gtconvert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Vehicle: 95 Ford Mustang GT convertible
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 159
Default

I'm screwed because I have no parts or money available...oh well looks like it's going to be my motor swap sooner than I wanted but it's needed at this point I have a carbed 87 motor as well for my car will this work for my aod or is there something else I'm missing

I really don't want to have to go crazy with my spending I feel like my dad uncle and I will be like these guys trying to get this done in the next couple of weeks before school starts
95gtconvert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2014, 08:26 AM   #6
88 orangepeel notch
4th Gear Member
 
88 orangepeel notch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Vehicle: 1988 notchback
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,975
Default

The AOD will work behind that motor, but as dawson said, make sure the TV cable is adjusted properly.
__________________
306 with all bolt ons, letter cam, ported E7's, T5 swap, full exhaust, 3:55's, 2" drop, and the worst paint you'll ever see or feel.
Dyno'd 300/316, 2745lbs-track scale
Best ET………12.4@108, 1.66 60ft on 8" ET Drags.
24 mpg (combined)
88 orangepeel notch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 11:06 AM   #7
95gtconvert
2nd Gear Member
 
95gtconvert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Vehicle: 95 Ford Mustang GT convertible
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 159
Default

Can I just swap to the TV cable or do I need to get all the other stuff to
95gtconvert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 11:43 AM   #8
dawson1112
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Vehicle: 1990 lx hatch 5.0
Location: ohio
Posts: 2,712
Default

TV cable wont be long enough to reach the throttle body using a sn95 intake because of the elbow they added to it.

As well as there is no place to connect it to the 95 throttle body.

There is a lot that needs done for it to work.
__________________
dawson1112 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2014, 11:41 PM   #9
rmodel65
Yukon Cornelius
 
rmodel65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Vehicle: 1965, ford, mustang fastback
Location: deep in the heart of dixie GEORGIA
Posts: 11,650
Send a message via AIM to rmodel65 Send a message via MSN to rmodel65 Send a message via Yahoo to rmodel65
Default

sounds like its time for a 4r70w swap
rmodel65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2014, 11:02 PM   #10
95gtconvert
2nd Gear Member
 
95gtconvert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Vehicle: 95 Ford Mustang GT convertible
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 159
Default

4r70w?

Is it auto or manual
95gtconvert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2014, 11:02 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:48 PM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup