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Inspection Cover

Post #1 by JayBayBay » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:24 pm

Hey everyone, while installing my transmission one thing I never realized until now is not grabbing the inspection cover when I picked up the engine/transmission. It's an 81 200 with the c4. Trying to find one online and from what it looks like the one for an AOD might be the same. Can anyone confirm this before I take a gamble?

Here's a pic of what mine looks like

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and a generic AOD one I saw with a quick search

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Re: Inspection Cover

Post #2 by mustang6 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:30 am

Wow, your blocking plate doesn't look like the ones I have seen for a C4, in my experience the C4 inspection opening is symmetrical on the bottom of the bellhousing (using the bottom 2 bolts in the bellhousing). Not sure why yours looks different but I have to admit that AOD cover you have in the picture sure looks like it matches what you have.
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Re: Inspection Cover

Post #3 by xctasy » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:17 pm

Low mount block 3.3 liter small sixes have a special 4 year only dervivation of the SBF Big Bell block pattern. They use a neutral balance, small pitch 164 teeth flexplate and are 100% FMX/AOD/C5 in the hard dimensions.

On the bigger Fords, AOD and C5 flexplates interchange, so do the inspection covers. :mrgreen:


Unique parts are the flexplate, bellhousing and the big bell actually came out late in the 1980 model year with a C4 gearbox which was low mount. For the 1982 model year, it got a lock-up clutch C5.

In late 1981, you could have aN early high mount C4, low mount C4, low mount C5 or high mount starter French C3.

If the block was made before 1982, it'll have a grey rocker cover, an E0BB or E1BB suffix by the starter motor, and you have to figure out what your best path is to make it work in a 67....


The earlier sump fits, but some later E1BB's aren't drilled for the front dip stick tube.


Don't loose your flexplate or lock-up clutch or orginal C4 converter. Everything else is pretty simple.

Nice work, by the way. :thumbup:
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Re: Inspection Cover

Post #4 by JayBayBay » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:16 pm

You were right xctasy! got the aod plate in just now and it fits like a glove.

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Mine is an E1BE from a fairmont wagon that was being gutted to swap in a v8. So far it hasn't been too bad using this newer combination. only major set back I've had was going to install the front sump oil pan not realizing the dipstick is also affected by it. But In another thread I was given the knowledge of the blocks being cast with the ability of relocating it. Only thing that sucked was I already had the oil pan bolted up/sealed and ready to go so pulling that off to drill through the block was a bummer.

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C4 Inspection Cover

Post #5 by chad » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:36 pm

Scott:
Glad X is round.
That looked totally screwed up 2 me too.
Many flavors C4 I guess (my bronco's like
what you're thinkin - 1 that's "straight across").
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Re: Inspection Cover

Post #6 by mustang6 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:34 am

X is amazing!
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68 Mustang 200 ci, Aussie 250-2V head, Dual Headers, Comp Cams 252H, DSII w/MSD 6AL, T-5, V8 suspension.

65 Ranchero 200 ci, late 170 head, Autolite 1101, 3.03 3 speed, Maverick 8" 4 lug rear with 3.55 gears.

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