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11-16-2009, 05:37 AM
Is the dummy transfer case on 2wd models just the housing with a shaft in it. or did they put any gears in it. I imagine its just a shaft. but i also would have thought they would have just used a 2wd transmission in the first place.
11-16-2009, 06:50 AM
It is the housing and the main shaft inside it.
There are no gears in the 4wd transfer case anyway. The RBV transfer case is chain driven. The only stock Ford case to be gear driven was the NP205 found on the 70's model F-Series trucks.
11-26-2009, 11:32 PM
check around in the tech page or in the bronco corral. I am pretty sure they have something about the dummy transfer case. It sounds like ford was being lazy and didn't want to have a separate drive shaft for the 2wd models
11-27-2009, 07:29 AM
On an '89 Bronco II at least, the dummy T-case was a fully machined BW-1350 case. Even had the tag on it stating that. It had the fill and drain plugs (even though it was empty of fluid) and a freeze-plug type punch-out where the front output would be. The shaft it used appeared to be the same as what would be found in a functional t-case, minus the sprocket(s) for the chain. And it had a couple clips to keep the two pieces of the shaft together with a sort of gear looking sleeve (which I'm guessing is how a functional t-case goes into and out of neutral). It's also missing the planetary gear on the front plate.
I think I have some pictures around here somewhere of it, I'll have to look. If I can't find them I can see about getting some more, I have a complete one minus the front plate since I took it off my choptop when I did a 4x4 conversion. I stole the front plate from it for a manual BW-1350 that the front plate had a couple cracks.
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