Next It was onto the trans cooler. I ran 3/8 I.d. Transmission hose from the tranny to the radiators cooler then to a B&M auxiliary trans cooler then back to the tranny.
For the trans dip stick, I used a stock 2001 mustang v6 tube and dipstick. It fit absolutely perfect. Bolted right up to the bell housing just like stock.
Next I installed the driveshaft. Here is some more good info. The T-5 conversion drive shaft 50.5" from CJ Pony parts fits perfect with an 8" rear end. I was stoked about that because I already had that shaft. While I was underneath installing it I saw a potential header clearance issue with one tab on the trans that I am pointing at. Sawzal'd it right off and moved on. The headers I ended up using were headman shortys for 1965 mustang small block. Fit perfectly.
Now onto the Baumann controller wiring. There are 3 wire harnesses that get routed to the tranny. I opted to use the stock reverse light wiring hole to route the wires through. I opened the whole up just enough to fit all the wires through. I bought Baumann's pin removal tool to remove the plugs and fit all the wires through the smallest hole possible. I used a rubber grommet to keep the wires safe and water out of the floor boards.
Next I routed the wiring around the floor pan on the passenger side then up the side and under the dash where I ended up mounting the controller in the glove box. It fits nice and doesn't take up much space at all.
In my application I used a Ron Morris EFI conversion wire harness. Their harness included a connection for a plug and play Baumann controller. It connects the required power, ground, TPS signal, tach signal, and power on signal all in one shot. If you didn't have that connection then you would need to simply wire that info yourself. Still no biggie. Here is the controller and its inputs before I installed it in the glove box.
With the interior all back in I ended up using a stock 1995 mustang automatic shif handle instead of the 2001 handle because the newer one is ugly as hell. It fit right on the 01 shifter perfect. There was no O/D off button when using the older handle but that's no problem because you could mount a momentary switch anywhere you want for that or a simple click of the rotary nob on the Baumann controller serves the same purpose. For the shift boot I used a Lokar boot and stainless ring. I plan to install a factory 65' center console so the boot was temporary.
With the car back on the ground I temporarily clamped some mufflers to the car to try it all out before it went to the muffler shop. It ended up taking 12.5 quarts of transmission fluid.
Overall driving impressions are unbelievable. The Baumann controller is legit. Super easy to set up, adjust on the fly, and gives you all the transmission parameters you need to see while driving. The car is honestly so much more fun to drive as an auto compared to the manual believe it or not. It lays rubber all the way through second. It's smoother on the freeway and with the 3.55:1 gears and the 235/45r17's on the back it spins about 2,300 at 70mph which does not suck at all. I would recommend this swap to anyone who is on the fence. Now for the parts...
-2001 Mustang V6 4r70w WITH speedo splines on the output shaft
-AOD tailshaft RF-F2TP-7A040-AA
-450 lb Low Lift Transmission Jack 7 1/4" to 23 1/4" Lift Height Inc Strap Cradle
CJ Pony Parts:
-AOD Transmission crossmember TRA-656-639
-AOD Transmission starter index plate TSP12
-AOD Inspection plate INSP10
-T5/AOD Conversion 50.5" driveshaft DS5
-T5 28 spline Driveshaft yoke T5Y
-65-73 Transmission Mount TM2253
Late Model Restoration:
-AOD Torque converter nuts HDW-377704S
-AOD transmission to engine block bolts HDW-6392B
-AOD flexplate to crank bolts LRS-6379AK
-4r70w trans fluid/filter/gasket LRS-4R70WSVC
-B&M Transmission cooler 70268
-Headman shorty headers 88400
-Lokar shift boot 70-FMB
Baumann Electronic Controls:
-Quick 4 Electronic Transmission Control System
LKQ Dismantlers OKC:
-2001 V6 Mustang automatic shifter with cable
-1995 Mustang automatic shift nob
-Jones Exhaust Sxp4 2-1/2stamped X-Pipe
-Derale 13017 Transmission/Engine Oil Hose for the trans fluid to cooler lines
-Heatshield Products (204012) 1/2" ID x 10' Hot Rod Sleeve Roll to shield the trans lines
Please let me know if anyone has any questions about any of this. In the next month or two I will be doing a full write up on installing a Vortech 4FA218-010L V-3 SCi-Trim Supercharger Kit on the car as well. That is another write up that is lacking on the innerwebs. Cheers 🍻