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1988 FORD F150 5.0L 302 EFI A4LD Tranny Donor Vehicle/Winter Beater





BIG OLD BAG OF SHIT!!!!

but the 302 5.0L EFI only has 85 000km. Paid 600$ for the truck!





im pretty sure my BW1350 will bolt right up to the tranny. and this swap should go well! next years plans!
 

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I hate to be a downer, but do NOT use a 1350. If you're going linked/coilovers you're likely looking at a relatively large amount of wheel travel, am I right? You'll bust the snout off the front output on the t-case if it drops too much and you romp on it. Just my .02!
 

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the bw1350 is the doubler. im picking up a dana300
 

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Be prepared to change the output shaft and rear tail of the tranny.....2wd trannys won't bolt up to transfercases with I am sure you know, but never know.
 

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Be prepared to change the output shaft and rear tail of the tranny.....2wd trannys won't bolt up to transfercases with I am sure you know, but never know.
Correct about the rear tail of the 2wd tranny.

Also, if you started with a 1/2 ton+ 4x4 tranny then the tailhousing to tcase is a 6 bolt mounting design, where the 1350 is a 5 bolt mounting pattern. You would need an adapter to put a half ton tranny to a 1350.

Good looking build so far.
 

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im pretty sure its a A4LD Tranny which should bolt right up.. i know i must remove the tailhousing but idk whats under neath that. the shaft needs to be shorten?

if im wrong then its a AOD tranny? and i can buy this P/N 50-8405 - AOD (1988 & up) to Borg Warner 1350 T/C. (Adapter length of 5" or 9")

http://advanceadapters.com/product/1805/50-8404.html

My Transmission code in my door says "T" which would mean i have a A4LD. but its a f150 and everyone tells me they didnt have this tranny.


did some double checking and with the markings on the trannys oil pan and the tail housing bolt pattern i think ive come to the conclusion i have a 4R70W Tranny which is the same as the Explorer and a adopter is needed 550$...
 
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anyone got ideas on how to make power out of this engine?

i was thinking headers, exaust, computer, Efan.

i also heard that i can put 351w Heads. what can i do for more torque? i know these engines arnt known for there torque but maybe i can change that?
 

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You gonna keep the efi? You could swap the ecu with a mustang(and cam too) then you have lost of options. Like cam swaps, intakes ect...
 

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A set of 5.0 Explorer heads would be a great addition...
 

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yeah i wanna keep it EFI.. i want it to start in the cold mornings of Northern Ontario! soo mustang ECU, GT40 Heads, After Market Cams.

But what Cams i know theres different lifter and duration. mustang cams are??

any intakes that i can buy to eliminate that damn double intake?

Maybe use my imagination and build something... with a K&N

i have a Flowmaster 40 Series that was on my Mazda when i first got it. i think it will be a fine addition with a high flow CAT
also seen someone changed the truck to Mass Airflow Sensor. this could help with a lean gas mixture after some exhaust and intake changes.

i was told theres longer header are better for torque is this true? and does anyone know how much they cost!
 

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I've never had a problem w a stock 302. They've always gave me plenty of power is my 92 ext cab. That's just me. I thought those trucks came w the AOD, then the E4OD. IIRC
 

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Man, I wish I could throw money at my truck and call it done. I think it will look cool though. What are you going to be using it for? Winter vehicle? Or trail?
 

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the mazda is gonna be used every day hopefully :p why own a vehicle if you cant drive it around city streets to turn heads. ford is only gonna last 1 year if all goes to plan. next summer im taking a week off work to put the 302 in and to have a little fun!
 

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