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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-06-2001, 12:11 AM
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searched for info, nuthin came up for ford 2.9 swa

hey, i was wondering who all is doing the 2.9 swap?
what radiator are you using. are you goin with the c4? what about xfer? i hope im not posting old things (billtooley)...
if i am... its ok... you dont have to reply, ill just try to get info somewhere else.



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Re: searched for info, nuthin came up for ford 2.9 swa

you should get ahold of tim lund at wild west offroad. he sells the kit for the 2.8, and the 2.9 would be similar.

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yup, went to the site and asked some questions... hoping to get a reply today.



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Re: searched for info, nuthin came up for ford 2.9 swa

The 2.9 I bought came in an 88 Bronco II and had an electronic shifting t-case with a lousy 1/1 hi range and a 2.48/1 lo range. I would go with the stock Sam t-case in your case. The 5 spd auto tranny in the Bronco II is long, but is geared at 3.96/1 in 1st gear, lower than the stock Sam tranny. Since I am using the Bronco II frame and lengthening my Sam body, I will use the Bronco t-case in a dual t-case config, otherwise I would stick withthe stock and use the shorter c4 auto tranny.

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Re: searched for info, nuthin came up for ford 2.9 swa

cool, the one im gettin is outta 88 bronc 2 also. YA... im goin with sam tcase.

is there any manual that is as short as the c4. where can i get this info? thx



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Re: searched for info, nuthin came up for ford 2.9 swa

ok, ive been lookin around and it seems that the c4 is 11.180"... bell housing is 17. whats more important to keep stick in about the same place

gears as follows: 1st gear ratio 2.46:1, 2nd 1.46:1 and 1:1 3rd

so then i looked at the manuals

T18 65 to 85 p/u. ideal for most short wheel base. bellhousing patter has 8-1/2 across the top, and 6-1/4 top to bottom. easier from a ford than from a jeep or scout. case length of 11.875 1st 6.32, 2nd 3.09, 3rd 1.69, and 4th 1

T19 ident to T18, same length. 1st gear ratio is 5.11, 3.03, 1.79, and 1... used from 74 to 88

NP435 length is 10.875 used from 69 to 79, alum. shift cover.

hows that info? Cant i use the NP435? i dont know how much the manuals weigh... but if anyone knows, plz post on here. thx



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Re: searched for info, nuthin came up for ford 2.9 swa

The problem with the 2.8/2.9 is they have a unique bell housing, so your options for tranys are probably somewhat limited.

The C3 and C4's were availabe with the 2.8 that came in the late 70's mustang II's. the C5's came with the bronco II's and the rangers that had the 2.8.

The C4 and C5 look very similar and both are 3 speed automatics, but the C5 has a lock-up torque converter.

the 2 wheel drive C4 is 31.5" long
the short shaft 2 wheel drive c4 is 24.5" long

these measurements are including the bellhousing and tailshaft.

The jack shaft that i made to connect the trany to the suzuki tcase is 6.5" long and contains 2 ujoints(don't think it could be made any shorter).


The problem with using the zuki tcase is that it does have a high range reduction, which i don't find very usefull with the v6.

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cool thx bro!



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>>The problem with using the zuki tcase is that it does have a high range reduction, which i don't find very usefull with the v6

The Bronco II I bougfht came with 30x9.50 ATs on it and with its 1/1 hi range t-case, the AT's seem to put some strain and raise the rpms considerably. With the Sam t-case geared around 1.48/1 I think it would be a better fix, especially since I plan on putting 33's on it.

Just because I have a V6 under the hood doesn't mean I should ignore the gears. It's not a low rpm/torque engine like the Jeep straight 6. I suggest keeping the stock Sam t-case with it's lower gearing.

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well, i was thinking about going 31s for the winter. so zukis range should be just about right? right?

i still havent taken a look at the bronc2... but whats the redline? thx



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