How much crap to make a E4OD work behind a towing 460 based engine??

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How much crap to make a E4OD work behind a towing 460 based engine??

Post  TravisRice on October 24th 2009, 5:10 pm

Would like your input?? Is it worth it or should I just go the cable /AOD route??

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Re: How much crap to make a E4OD work behind a towing 460 based engine??

Post  richter69 on October 24th 2009, 6:32 pm

E40D is the way to go..............by a mile.


Depending on the year of trans you have will determine how much needs to be replaced.

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Post  TravisRice on October 24th 2009, 9:34 pm

Jon,
I don't have one yet. Is there any certain year or one that I should be looking for ?

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Post  richter69 on October 24th 2009, 9:41 pm

later the better, I may have some parts lying around.

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Post  TravisRice on October 24th 2009, 10:00 pm

I am planning on starting this winter with the parts collection to make the swap. I see Greg Pettit has a rebuilt converter pretty cheap and I was thinking of starting by snagging it up. How hard is the computer stuff for the trans to wire up?? Or can it pretty much be hard wired with a switch to activate the OD.

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Post  jasonf on October 24th 2009, 11:33 pm

Isn't the E4OD a rather large transmission? What are you putting it in Travis?

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Post  TravisRice on October 25th 2009, 7:10 am




Plans are for a FUEL MILAGE 514-545 pump gas low compression towing engine coupled with an E4OD or last resort an AOD.

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Post  billandlori on October 25th 2009, 11:11 am

Thats goanna be an awesome tow vehicle Travis!!

It would be nice if you could hard wire the OD, the controllers are big bucks!!

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Post  TravisRice on October 25th 2009, 12:46 pm

billandlori wrote:Thats goanna be an awesome tow vehicle Travis!!

It would be nice if you could hard wire the OD, the controllers are big bucks!!

Bill

Thanks Bill. Long story short, I looked at a lot of older trucks for way more money. Did not buy any of them as I thought that $10,000 should have bought a near perfectly restored F-250 2WD. Face it these things are not really a collector item or in demand like a older mustang. Anyhow truck was an e-bay truck . 50,800 original miles, one repaint in 1980. I did not bid on it even thought the pictures made the truck look like a new one. Had several conversations with the owner, and both of us thought the truck would have sold by the end of the Auction. Told him to call me if it did not sell. Sat nite, 10:10 the phone rings says the truck got no bids. I told him I would be there at 9 AM in the morning to look at it. 300 miles and 5 hours later I was on the way home with a nicer truck than I ever wanted, no rustanywhere. Nice truck that I can drive , take it to a cruise with the daughter, wash it and not worry about getting caught out in the rain.


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Post  TorinoGT on October 25th 2009, 1:21 pm

Wow thats a beautifull truck and a great project concept! Keep us posted with your progress!

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Post  billandlori on October 25th 2009, 5:37 pm

TravisRice wrote:
billandlori wrote:Thats goanna be an awesome tow vehicle Travis!!

It would be nice if you could hard wire the OD, the controllers are big bucks!!

Bill

Thanks Bill. Long story short, I looked at a lot of older trucks for way more money. Did not buy any of them as I thought that $10,000 should have bought a near perfectly restored F-250 2WD. Face it these things are not really a collector item or in demand like a older mustang. Anyhow truck was an e-bay truck for Buy it now -$6000. 50,800 original miles, one repaint in 1980. I did not bid on it even thought the pictures made the truck look like a new one. Had several conversations with the owner, and both of us thought the truck would have sold by the end of the Auction. Told him to call me if it did not sell. Sat nite, 10:10 the phone rings says the truck got no bids. I told him I would be there at 9 AM in the morning to look at it. 300 miles and 5 hours later I was on the way home with a nicer truck than I ever wanted, no rustanywhere. $5500 bought it. Nice truck that I can drive , take it to a cruise with the daughter, wash it and not worry about getting caught out in the rain.


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Cool story Travis! That is a sweet deal, you bought a good 'un there. It sure makes it nice to work on a rust free project. It sounds like it was well worth the drive.

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Re: How much crap to make a E4OD work behind a towing 460 based engine??

Post  richter69 on October 25th 2009, 6:20 pm

You have to use a controller with the e4od, its an electric shift trans.

Be worth the effort though I promise.

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Post  res0rli9 on October 25th 2009, 6:33 pm

richter69 wrote:You have to use a controller with the e4od, its an electric shift trans.

Be worth the effort though I promise.


here's the controlers.
www.becontrols.com

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Re: How much crap to make a E4OD work behind a towing 460 based engine??

Post  TravisRice on October 26th 2009, 6:37 pm

richter69 wrote:E40D is the way to go..............by a mile.


Depending on the year of trans you have will determine how much needs to be replaced.

Jon,
I am getting ready to do a full frame and cage job for a friends 63 Tempest. He has a salvage yard and looked around today. He has an E4OD out of a 97 F-250 2wd with 147,000 miles on it. The build date is 8-97 on the truck. Is this one worth looking at?? The trans appears to be in good working order, right side of the truck was sideswiped hard but the truck moved under it's own power fine. Question is what else do I need off of the truck to make it function properly?? I am sure I can get everything that I would need for a little extra $$$, Next question is how much are these trans selling for?? He offered me this one for $400 pulled and ready to go which I thought was very reasonable.

Make me a list guy's and I will see if I can round enough stuff up to be dangerous. tongue Wink

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Re: How much crap to make a E4OD work behind a towing 460 based engine??

Post  Greg_P on October 26th 2009, 7:24 pm

The E4OD trans you decide to use must be from a 460 engine, and it would be very helpful to be a 2wd model.

Also, there is no provision to drive a speedometer cable from the newer e4od's. The earlier ones, however, had a conventional gear driven speed sensor that will accept a speedo cable to run a mechanical speedo.

After giving it much thought, I have decided to go with the Baumann trans controller. Broader Performance is a dealer for the Baumann stuff, so check over there and see if Jay can give you a deal.

The converter I have for sale is a HD towing and RV unit with a forged cover. Supposedly it was installed along with this rebuilt trans and then the 460 in the truck tossed a rod.

The converter looks like new.

Greg

Here's a C6 and an E4OD side by side:


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