Can an AOD swap really be this cheap?
As far as I can tell, a $300 junkyard V8 T5 is mythical in these here hills, and I've always been at least a little tempted to AOD swap my car anyway for some odd reason. I was coming up with $1k+ for a swap with a rebuilt T5, shifter, all the misc., and THAT is with a DIY crossmember, ect. I always dismissed an AOD as being just as expensive as a T5 swap, but I'm beginning to reconsider.
I can scrape a working AOD off the street corner, it's just amazing compared to T5s, and I've seen 5.0/AOD driveable cars for less than $500. Heck, I found an AOD and yoke for $75, I've got a flex plate and block plate. I can always build my own NSS and backup light harness. New trans mount and speedo gear should run $40, I can build a crossmember, all I'd need past that is an inspection cover if I didn't get one to start with.
It seems so cheap that it's like I'm missing something?
Worse comes to worse, I can order all the stuff from transtar for a performance rebuild, add a shift kit and a reman stock convertor for $500 and STILL have less in it than a T5 swap??
This can't be?
What do you think?
The squirrels in my head have spoken.
Cobra 5.0L & AOD swap, here we come.