What 5-speed is easiest swap for a '79?

Mikesbaron

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1979 Hatchback with a Ford crate M6007-X302. The AOD transmission will need to be fixed and/or replaced and I'm wanting to gather insights into what it would take, or which 5 speed would be the easiest swap.
 
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Mikesbaron

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Let's say I decide to stay with an AOD. Is there an upgrade or a higher performance AOD I would be better off putting into the car?
 

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Those are a whole lot less expensive than I would have imagined.
At a glance many performance automatics seem reasonable.
Start considering, shipping, core charges, better converter and any other option and they escalate quickly.
 

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unless it's abt cheep U should B a lill more decisive and click on manual /OR/ auto. That's 1st.
Get THAT down, then U can look at options w/in.
Bench racing the options to come up with good info on costs and difficulties the OP will likely face is not a problem for me. I’m happy to help spend someone’s money if they want.
I think I decoded your intent @chrisful. Please feel free to use full words and punctuation. The extra electrons required are not going to crash the servers. ;-)
 
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yup, talkin w/Mike'sb,
"...The AOD transmission will need to be fixed and/or replaced and I'm wanting to gather insights into what it would take, or which 5 speed..."

All automotive Qs R answerd by the "APPLICATTION"...the exact purpose, use, end goal. What R 80% of the driving conditions, RPM? Traffic conditions - rural? city? 2 lane blk top, twisties? show, race, drag, circle track, DD? And yours is..." tell us that'n we can help more specifically~

"...I decoded..."
sorry, UR not the only 1 to post that. 2 Learning Disabilities, poor keybd skills, arthritis of hands (& may B brain, aahahahaa)~
 

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I can’t stand to read this…it’d be different if you could claim 20-something syndrome…But that would be an “exaggeration”.
Please do everyone here a favor, and write like you were taught 63 years ago.