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Will a Holley sniper work with a 1985 A4LD?


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Will a Holley sniper work with a 1985 A4LD? Looking at a 1985 bronco 2 for sale locally with a 2.8l and an A4LD. Anyone have any experience putting a sniper on a 2.8?
 


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Do it.

Kickdown rod may be an issue, that’s the only major thing I can think of and it’s a very minor thing overall.
 

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Do it.

Kickdown rod may be an issue, that’s the only major thing I can think of and it’s a very minor thing overall.
I think you would have to wire the converter lockup to a switch.
 

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I think you would have to wire the converter lockup to a switch.
Yeah, disregard what I said about the kickdown. I had C5s on my mind for some reason. You are correct.
 

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I'm wondering if I can somehow use the Holley sniper to control the transmission. What does the stock computer look for to lock the converter? I believe the early A4LD is all hydrologic other than the converter? This would be my first ever project car and I have a lot to learn here.
 

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I'm wondering if I can somehow use the Holley sniper to control the transmission. What does the stock computer look for to lock the converter? I believe the early A4LD is all hydrologic other than the converter? This would be my first ever project car and I have a lot to learn here.
Just needs a psi switch. Sniper don't run a transmission.
 

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