1984-86 Cast drums, 7 tooth speedo output (somtimes), 3/4 STEEL (yuk) case bore accumulator, STEEL 2/3 case bore accumulator.
1986-89 Cast drums, 7 tooth speedo output (somtimes), 3/4 Plastic (still yuk) case bore accumulator, Plastic 2/3 case bore accumulator.
1990-92 Stamped steel forward drum (91-92 for sure), NO 3/4 accum (yeah), new VB (yeah), Plastic 2/3 case bore accumulator.
1992 the AODE was introduced and ONLY put in 5.0/3.8 stang 94-95. Also in 4.6 92-94 in TC/Conti and were a POS!!! But had upgrades. Stamped steel dirrect/forward/rev drum and 2\" OD band.
1994 4R70W introduced with No governor feed holes in the tailshaft.
The M7/TC/COnti/Police/Truck AOD\'s are 1\" longer at the tailshaft than the STD length versions.
AODE/4R70W is longer at the BELLhousing than the STD AOD and is the EXACT same length as the Long AOD...this makes it a SUPER easy upgrade for M7.
You sure are.....
Last interchangable bell on FORD was the C4 and T5......AOD/E/4R is integrated, no swaping allowed There is only ONE existing 4R70W that will bolt to the 5.0 and that is the 4.2L truck trans.
You can put 4R guts into an AOD and gain a better acceleration due to the wide ration gearing of the planetary. This is becoming commonplace...but is funky to control with the hydrolic VB. IMHO a person should invest in an aftermarket VB like Lentech/PA if this done.