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I know the whole EFI to carb conversion deal has been asked a million times but I have some specific questions on the topic for a friend who is looking to buy a 96 Bronco 4x4 with a 351W and E4OD transmission...
He is wanting to convert to carburator (long story why) and I am trying to figure out if it will be possible to do so without a ton of BS. My biggest concern is the transmission and how it will operate without the computer.
Will this be as easy as swapping a carbureted intake manifold, carb, distributor and something like a Duraspark II ignition, 3 port fuel pressure regulator and eliminate the OBDII computer, or is there a lot more to it? Also what would need to be done to the transmission to make it work?
Any information on this subject would be greatly appreciated!
Tell your friend to hand dig a well at his back porch and draw all his water with a bucket also. Get kerosene lighting and an outhouse. The E4OD will not work without a computer and the 96 E4OD is a great transmission for the Bronco with all it's upgrades.
If your ignition control module is a black Motorcraft (CCD system) do not replace it with a gray one (Push Start system). The wiring harness is different.
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sell that bronco and buy an older one with a 5.8/C6. the Bauman controller for the tranny is $1000 by itself. not to mention this is completely illegal to do. the bronco must meet emission standards of that year rig so throwing a carb on it will not work in that manner either. This will be very costly
now he could remove the E4od for either a C6, AOD or a zf 5speed manual tranny. then going to a carb setup wouldnt matter. the entire ignition will need to be changed out and I am not sure if the 4WABS or the instrument cluster will operate anymore after such a conversion.
Backwards, backwards, backwards... no wonder this world is in the situation its in.
Sorry, was that my outside voice?
Its your buddy's truck so obviously he can do whatever (however pointless the objective may be) he wants to it. But you start throwing around terms like "carburetor" and (mother of god why) "Duraspark III" and anyone with any experience with the technology in a '96 compared to the failure-and-fault-prone carb and (adjustment intolerant) Duraspark system just sits with his head in his hands cringing at the entire concept.
Best advice: Sell the '96 to someone who won't destroy it and buy a truck with a temperamental carb and an ignition system that fails just sitting in the driveway. That way, when the carb won't tune and the Duraspark "brain" fails for no apparent reason at least you don't have to admit that you deliberately removed technology that actually worked to get to where you are.
If after all that you have been hit with so far still leaves your buddy wanting to do this, remember that the speedometer, odometer, cruise control, transmission (and accompanying transfer case) along with driveshafts (because any other transmission will be significantly shorter than the E4OD) will have to be removed and replaced because NONE of it will work with the 1970's technology that will be in the truck.
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