AOD adapted to 390, fit 430?

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AOD adapted to 390, fit 430?

Post by OX1 » Thu 9. Jan 2020, 13:39

Howdy

I have a 60 bird parts car that came with a 390 and an AOD adapted to it.
What are the odds that adapter, converter, and trans will fit behind the original 430
in my 59 Bird?

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Re: AOD adapted to 390, fit 430?

Post by Chris430 » Thu 9. Jan 2020, 22:04

Hello,
If your 59 Bird 430 has 6 bell housing bolts it is the same as an FE and will work with FE flex plate. Bolt up and go. Just adjust or make a new kick down to fit the taller MEL.

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Re: AOD adapted to 390, fit 430?

Post by OX1 » Fri 10. Jan 2020, 08:10

OK thanks. Still have to pull trans and see if 430 starter will
work with bellhousing adapter. look like kit comes with flex plate,
https://transmissioncenter.net/shop/ada ... -fe-motor/

so also not sure if I can use 430 flex (if they are different). Is 430 internal balance?

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Re: AOD adapted to 390, fit 430?

Post by Chris430 » Fri 10. Jan 2020, 20:17

430 is zero balanced. It all should work unless your kit required some some block modification. I have an FE FMX behind a 59 430.

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