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1982 Mustang GL 'tribute'


Mister 4x4
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Glad to see this one back on the bench. I always liked this kit, having built a couple back in the day. The original issue of the MPC fox Mustang.   Yours is looking good. 

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8 hours ago, Lowridingmike said:

Nice build however the 2.3l those years didn’t come with an AOD tranny. They came with a a4dl also in rangers and explorers. I’ve swapped quite a few

Interesting and good to know - thanks for sharing.  Honestly, I thought it was a C4 at the time, when I didn't know squat about cars in general - I really only learned about the AOD around 10 years ago when I stuffed one in my '71 Mach 1 to replace the roached FMX. A buddy of mine literally gave me the AOD from his '89 5.0 GT when he swapped in a T-5.

I just looked a few things up and it looks like my '82 actually probably actually had a C3 (which in 1985 became the a4dl by adding OD)... and that makes sense, because I don't recall it having OD. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_C3_transmission

Hey, regardless of whatever is was or should've been, I'm keeping the bonus points for swapping the automatic onto my 4-cylinder, just the same. 😁

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On 5/12/2021 at 12:06 PM, Mister 4x4 said:

Interesting and good to know - thanks for sharing.  Honestly, I thought it was a C4 at the time, when I didn't know squat about cars in general - I really only learned about the AOD around 10 years ago when I stuffed one in my '71 Mach 1 to replace the roached FMX. A buddy of mine literally gave me the AOD from his '89 5.0 GT when he swapped in a T-5.

I just looked a few things up and it looks like my '82 actually probably actually had a C3 (which in 1985 became the a4dl by adding OD)... and that makes sense, because I don't recall it having OD. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_C3_transmission

Hey, regardless of whatever is was or should've been, I'm keeping the bonus points for swapping the automatic onto my 4-cylinder, just the same. 😁

Ahhh I thought it said 89 for some reason. Trust me any 1:1 owner would much rather have that aod so you’re absolutely right on that one!😎

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