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Old 03-08-2004, 02:58 PM
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Question swapping steering column

I'm swapping out my 3 on the tree for a ford aod trans. on my 63 fairlane. I went ahead and bought a new steering column out of a 64 galaxie(hoping it fits). My question is will it work right with an aod trans. considering the galaxie had a c-4 tranny? or can it be modified if need be?
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I am not overly familiar with your trans, but connecting it to the steering column should be the same. Both transmissions have the shift lever on the driver side? Linkage might be different where it connects to the transmission, OVAL vs RECTANGLE. But the column should work. What is the difference in the columns? TILT / OD button?

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The only difference I know of is one's standard and one's auto. The main thing I'm concerned with is the gear pattern, since the c-4's were 3 spd autos and the column doesn't have an over drive selection.
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STK / AUTO

So, the only difference in the two columns is the fact that stick has two rotating levers and the auto has one rotating lever. So the new auto column should work with not problem. You might want to get a lever for the transmission from someone like Lokar. They make them in different lengths, which give better leverage to the column.

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C-4 to OD?

I'm pretty sure the OD still has the same number of detents. There isn't a seperate one for 3rd (or high) Just L, 2nd, and OD. At least that's what I recall. I do know that some guys in the Galaxie club have done this with no problem.

You could ask here to: Ford tranny talk:
http://www.network54.com/Forum/260730

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Steering column

My son has a 68 Mustang which we converted to AOD. Although it is a floor shift the principal is the same. The tranny fits in as does the driveshaft, but the cross member has to be altered or constructed. The linkage bolts up, remember to set the selector line up. A kickdown cable MUST be hooked up and a neutral safety switch must be wired in to the existing harness. It took us a weekend to do this, lying on our backs under the car but it was worth it. The fuel mileage went from 18 mpg to 23 mpg. Hope this helps
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Sorry... 1 thing I forgot to mention... you will need the AOD flex plate or have your plate rebalanced. Any good transmition shop or hp engine builder can do this for around $50.. Good luck..
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