It looks like my "new" AOD is dying after a whopping 3000miles. I'm not thrilled with putting in another and potentially throwing away more $$. The shop that rebuilt it adjusted the TV setup, so I assumed it was done right. Going back to them isn't an option, I'm 2000 miles away now. Oh well, the damage is done, what do I do next? Well, apparently I lack the self esteem to make a decision myself so I thought I'd put my easiest and most affordable options out there and see what folks think: 1st, the car: 47 ford coupe, 289, AOD, 3.00 (3.20?) rear. Rear was numerically too low, I was going to get to that later, but now maybe not. Option 1: Just replace the AOD with another, they're fine, you just were unlucky/stupid, the planets are in alignment now. Just pony up you cheapskate... yada yada. Option 2: Go find a C4, it'll work with the 289 and 3.00 rear. Option 3: Pull the near new 351W C6 combo out of that box truck I can't seem to give away, put that in there, crush the truck, and sell the 289 to a mustang person. Option 4: Pull the sbc/th350 out from under the bench and put that in, now all my cars run sbc's, it'll make parts hoarding easier. (will that trans squeeze into a stock cross member and not push the fan into the radiator?) Option 5: Scour the world for the rare KnudsenPhitzer V12 pulse jetted 3 valve side hemi with the wurlitzer ignition option and kung fu grip... thus ensuring that I have a garage queen that I can sit and stare at while I grow more gray hair. --------------------------- Seriously though, I never lift the hood on this car to show others. I suppose it is cute that it is "all ford" but I really don't care about that. All I want out of the engine/trans is to have reasonable power and be reliable. I'm tempted by all my options, but I'm looking for advice. Thanks!