I recently acquired a 94 cougar. The fluid is pretty nasty, the 1-2 shift is some times mint and some times harsh, both cold and hot.
I read the tech articles when I had my aod based cars and read the j-mod section, even though it didn't pertain to me. I had a 00 vic, and got a j--mod article from the vic boards, and printed it off.
I googled and went to a few stang boards and read about valve bodies and such.
Now, I need to change my fluid, I am changing my pumpkin, so I am going to do the u-joint at the same time, while the shaft is out and dripping fluid all over, I want to change the fluid and change out the valve body.
Darrin said in another thread that the 1-2 accum in the 94's was junk iirc. I found a few valve bodies on the bay pretty cheap, and I see that transgo has a kit for the 4r70w, which looks like a rebuild kit. I am going with 3.73's and TL, I don't want tire chirping shifts, I am going for sleeper-style, but I want better-than-stock. I will also be adding a trans cooler.
I more or less want to built a better-than-stock valve body w/o having a ful race setup, and not break the bank. I'd like to build it myself so I can learn more about my transmission and how it functions, and what does what.
Any info or how-to's? All I found on the stang boards is a lot of people put a lot of money into an autotragic, one guy had over 1k into his valve body.