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5.oooooo yeah build

Haven't done a whole lot to it yet.

But I have an 1986 Bronco II with a 2.9L v6, 5-speed manual, and BW1350 xfer-case.

Going to an 1987 Bronco 5.0, C4 transmission, and BW1356 xfer-case.

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Have all the parts i need coming in the mail. Will have a spare set of headers if anyone wants to buy or trade.
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Woooohooooo... no replies. the love rolls deep here. haha

Soooo... if you're going to get an engine... make sure it comes with the complete wiring harness. Not one where someone cut all the connectors off.

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spent two hours labeling the wires.
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2 hours labeling wires. ouch.
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Yikes! Looks like a fun project!
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These were "delivered" to me today.

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2 hours labeling wires. ouch.

I'm still missing about 10 labels. I can't figure them out on the wiring diagram.
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Is that the trans you are using in the pic? that is an AOD, not a C4

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Is that the trans you are using in the pic? that is an AOD, not a C4
really? [noob mode activated] how can you tell and what's the difference? [/noob mode cloaking device activated]
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5.0's are for grandmas step up 460 big block


lol just kiddin but yikes on the 2 hours


but no really 460 you know you want to
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oh i do what. really bad. my friend back home has one in his garage. just needs a car to call home.
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do it :D big block ford
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installed the oil pan and one header.

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Saw were one of the valve covers is rusted all to hell. So I'm going to see if I can salvage it. The air intake is pretty fudged up too. Will see if I can repaint it.
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sweet
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Do ya'll think this valve cover is toast?

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i can't wait till this thing is running honestly
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well marcus, i'm going to blame you for your work schedule not revolving around mine.
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HHAHAHHAHAHHAA i wish i could retire. but i have all day tuesday and wednesday
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AOD is a 4 speed auto trans. C4 is a 3 speed non overdrive trans. C4 can be built stronger, cheaper. but AOD can put up with some abuse fine, and the OD can allow for some wicked gear without killing freeway cruiseability.

I dont know how to tell them apart other than C4s use a vacuum modulator and AODs use a TV cable as the obvious giveaway.
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really? [noob mode activated] how can you tell and what's the difference? [/noob mode cloaking device activated]
Well, I can tell because I am a mechanic and I know the differences just by GLANCING at the case. How I knew it was different so easily is because of the trans lines, the AOD/AODE/4R70W lines are located together towards the front of the case, where as the C4 has on towards the front, and one towards the back. Also, the C4 has a square shaped pan, while the AOD family has a rectangular pan with angled corners at the back.
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Well... sold the Bronco. Too many electrical issues from previous owner. (old roommate that cut the top off let the wiring get wet. )

New toy though. 1984 Honda Shadow 500c. 17k miles.

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Nice bike! How much did it run you?
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Well... sold the Bronco. Too many electrical issues from previous owner. (old roommate that cut the top off let the wiring get wet. )
Sell just the Bronco? Or did you get rid of the 5.0 as well?
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Nice bike! How much did it run you?
$500 bucks. It runs, but it's running really rich. So mossyoak03 and i took apart the carburetor and found where someone broke the choke cable and replaced it with a pop rivet. Not the best way to fix it.


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Sell just the Bronco? Or did you get rid of the 5.0 as well?
Still have the 5.0/tranny, oil pan, headers, and BW1356 xfer case.
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