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    Sounds mean. Leave it as is. Just secure the h pipe so it does not put stress on the headers.
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    Nice AC compressor bracket

    Sounds good. Shame the trans went TU that quick. What cam is in there? Not nearly as lumpy as the one on my Towncar. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    Nice AC compressor bracket

    Sounds good. Shame the trans went TU that quick. What cam is in there? Not nearly as lumpy as the one on my Towncar. I like it.
    Thanks Thain! I appreciate you're future thinking! And your help and time with setting up the valvetrain! And of course, modifying the tb for the linkage.
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    Dave, it's obnoxious. It will be getting a full exhaust after it's got a good transmission.

    As for a transmission, it will be getting the AOD that came out of Vicky. Before that though, I will be pulling apart the original trans to see what happened. Fluid does not smell burnt. It was shifting weirdly when I got the car. So maybe it was on it's way out? I'll be sure to update. As a precaution, I'm probably gonna install the performance direct driveshaft so that isn't a factor to fail after this is installed.

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    Now I wanna put a good exhaust on my car so my engine can breath and race you.

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    Good and healthy sounding without being too much.

    Now all you need a white 86 wagon and you’ll have a triple play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    Now I wanna put a good exhaust on my car so my engine can breath and race you.
    ok
    Quote Originally Posted by Tiggie View Post
    Good and healthy sounding without being too much.

    Now all you need a white 86 wagon and you’ll have a triple play.
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    Nice!!!

    For the clock and radio, did you swap out the tint for red ones? Looks good.

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    My friends '83 tudor's transmission did the same thing. Acted a little weird and then lost 3rd and OD. Fluid isn't burnt and pressure is good when we tested it. 1 & 2 and R shift fine without any issues. Still hasn't gotten it fixed though so no idea what caused it.
    Last edited by slack; 06-16-2019 at 04:07 AM.

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    usually losing 3+4 is direct clutch or direct drum related. Thats the "other" typical fail method on the AOD if the OD band isn't the problem.

    86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
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    Quote Originally Posted by slack View Post
    Nice!!!

    For the clock and radio, did you swap out the tint for red ones? Looks good.

    Edit:
    My friends '83 tudor's transmission did the same thing. Acted a little weird and then lost 3rd and OD. Fluid isn't burnt and pressure is good when we tested it. 1 & 2 and R shift fine without any issues. Still hasn't gotten it fixed though so no idea what caused it.
    I removed the green filter and substituted with red. The radio filter is from an 85 mustang.

    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    usually losing 3+4 is direct clutch or direct drum related. Thats the "other" typical fail method on the AOD if the OD band isn't the problem.
    I was planning on driving it to work today to prepare for trans removal and disassembly. But as it turns out, it only now has first and reverse. That being said, I am going to have it towed to work.

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    Absolutely beautiful!

    Makes me want to take my sick days and put some serious time into my CV

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    Had the car towed to work yesterday. The tow truck driver loved it. Took a bunch of pictures and I think a video of it running Haha. Definitely a head turner, even in the dead transmission state. After my shift I pulled the car in and started tearing it apart again. Transmission has been removed. Got covered in fluid in the process. Didn't come out as nicely as I'd hoped. The torque converter got stuck in the flexplate, so removing the trans wasn't really fun lol. Will keep y'all updated when I disassemble the trans though see what happened. I will say this. Of all the fluid that leaked out, nothing seemed burnt, or smelled burnt. And the direct drive shaft was intact. So I guess we'll see...

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    Sounds great John!!!
    Ready for ScottFest?!

    If there's one thing I know about transmissions, it's that I don't know anything about transmissions......


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    Quote Originally Posted by SVT98t View Post
    Sounds great John!!!
    Ready for ScottFest?!

    If there's one thing I know about transmissions, it's that I don't know anything about transmissions......


    -ryan s.
    I hope to have it ready by then. Otherwise I'm probably just gonna drive it over a cliff with me in it.

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    Oh, you can't be too upset about not having it ready in 2 months.........
    The Marauder's been fucked for a decade.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by SVT98t View Post
    Oh, you can't be too upset about not having it ready in 2 months.........
    The Marauder's been fucked for a decade.....


    -ryan s.
    You also have 2 kids and wife. Those take precedence over the marauder. I have no excuse lol.

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    Well, I was correct on my first suspicion of the direct clutch. The frictions were wiped out pretty well and actually partially welded themselves together. Drum is scored as well.

    Coupled with how the transmission was shifting, I would safely say that the cause is a combination of low line pressure and high power killed the beast.

    That being said, my course of action is going to be putting in Vicky's old rebuilt AOD with new filter and fluid. This trans has a silverfox valve body with overdrive on a solenoid. Stay tuned!

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    86VickyLX get yourself a new transmission and use a Silverfox kit and you are done with it ready for the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodentkiller View Post
    86VickyLX get yourself a new transmission and use a Silverfox kit and you are done with it ready for the road.
    I have 3 AODs at the shop right now.

    The one from the coupe which is now 95% disassembled.

    The one from my 92 Grand marquis that is probably a cube by now.

    The one that I removed from Vicky that was rebuilt that has a Silverfox valve body.

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