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t case.

As far as swapping in a manual transfer what options would I have? What would bolt on to the transmission?
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A Borg Warner 13-54 Manual can be swapped directly with the BW 13-54 Electric that you have now. These manuals were used in some Explorers from 1991~1994 and in some Rangers during the 90's and again in 2002~2003. Depending on the year of the donor truck, flanges may need to be swapped front or rear to match up to your driveshafts. It may also be possible to swap in a compatible driveshaft instead.

The BW 13-50 is outwardly similar to the 13-54 and will also bolt up to stock Ranger 4x4 transmissions. However, it is not rated for the torque of the SOHC or OHV 4.0L engines. Ford used the 13-50 for years behind 4-cylinders and the 2.9 and 3.0L V6 engines but eventually commonized all manual Ranger cases to the 13-54. 13-50's were used on Bronco II's and certain Rangers into the mid 90's.
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Bob's the man...

you need to make sure that your transmissions tail housing has the bungs for the shifter linkage to bolt too......
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you need to make sure that your transmissions tail housing has the bungs for the shifter linkage to bolt too......
Excellent point, Maurice. It seems that late model manual transmissions originally fitted with electric cases often do NOT have the 2 threaded bosses for the linkage on the extension housing. Oddly enough, at least some automatic ex housings do have them.
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Oddly enough, at least some automatic ex housings do have them.
Bob do you know if an automatic transmission extention housing will fit on a M50D-R1, or are they completely different at the transmission case?
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Will the Borg Warner 13-54 manual t case have the same gears as the electric?
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Will the Borg Warner 13-54 manual t case have the same gears as the electric?
Yes.
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Bob do you know if an automatic transmission extention housing will fit on a M50D-R1, or are they completely different at the transmission case?
Completely different.
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Will the Borg Warner 13-54 manual t case have the same gears as the electric?
Yes, they both have the same 2.48:1 reduction in low range.

Actually, almost all of the internal parts are exactly the same, the obvious exception being those that are specific to either the manual or automatic shift mechanism. The outer cases are the same castings except the front case is machined for the shift linkage on the manual and the rear case is machined for the shift motor on the automatic.
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2002 BW13-54M: $275

2 sets of shift linkage and 1 set of 2002 FX4 shift levers: ~$200



Ford not giving me an extension housing with OSS sensor and manual t-case shift linkage bosses: priceless
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Damn Chris, giving up on the swap?
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i think that is what he paid for it.....he isn't giving it for sale....
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Damn Chris, giving up on the swap?
No, but I'll take donations of $300+ so that I can purchase a new manual trans extension housing for 02-03 rangers so I can do the swap; also take donations for 02-03 black carpet.

My grandfather has lots of old parts for some FSBs he has. I'm going to see if he'd be willing to take me out to a JY or something so I can find an extension housing.
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So the OSS is on the extension housing for a manual Trans.

Is it on the Trans it's self on an auto? Not the extension housing?

I have the threaded bosses on mine BTW (auto trans)

Working on this as a long term project.

Edit: I'm talking 01-03
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You could also buy a Atlas II and if you got STAK4x4 the dimensions they would build you one also.
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i may be getting a transfer case from a 92 ranger with the 4.0 ohv..what will i need to replace in order to get it to work.. My truck is 2003 and i have the superlift front ds( will i still be able to use this)
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