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Old 09-12-2013, 03:07 AM
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AOD Lokar Shifter to E4OD Trans

I thought my fellow bronco enthusiasts might know this one. I'm very surprised that I haven't found much concerning this idea. I must be way off on my view of it's possibilities.

I have a International scout 800 project that was supposed to get a diesel motor, but something came up to change the plans. I bought a 1993 bronco to swap over the 1 ton diesel stuff to out of my wrecked 86' bronco, and that will leave me with a good 302 and e4od tranny lying around. So the plan has changed, and I am now going to convert the 302 to carb, buy a Baumann controller for the e4od and throw all that in the scout with with some jeep dana 44's out of an 85' wagoneer. My plan will work fine accept for one snag, the shifter. I'm not messing with the column, so it has to be a floor shifter. I have heard of some success using a B&M cable shifter and I might just go that rout. But why is no one using the shifter Lokar makes for the aod transmission? Solid linkage can't be that difficult. I built solid linkage on the cable shifted 4r100 in my bronco and it wasn't hard, just messed with different brackets. Only thing I can think of is that maybe there would be some difficulty mounting the Lokar on top of the e4od, but surely with all the fabrication that is done it wouldn't be hard to make it work. What am I missing? Anybody else thought of this or heard of it being done? I really don't want to be the first person to fail an attempt at this....
 
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:18 AM
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the question about moving over to a floor shifter has been asked a lot over on FSB and if i recall most try and make the B&M system work.
 
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:17 PM
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I did find some of those threads. Seems guys had to modify the position lever to make it work. That's probably a lot easier than my proposal but I have a Lokar lined up cheap. I haven't looked into this aspect of it much, but it seems like the B&M would be a lot safer and less likely to be bumped into reverse or neutral as your going down the road. Maybe not. Never had a Lokar.
 
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:52 PM
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all good points to consider.

bummer your not moving the efi system over as well. those stand along tranny controllers are expensive. you have the donor rig and wiring, should be pretty strait forward.
 
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:03 PM
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I thought about it. Still might. I just need to familiarize myself with the efi system and see how hard it will be to get over. I can't remember how much the wiring harness for the engine and tranny are incorporated into other parts of the bronco and how much that affects the computer.
 
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Old 09-13-2013, 12:31 PM
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well the bummer is with that tranny you will also need to either run a ford 8.8, sterling 10.25 rear end or get a VSS relocation kit that mounts to the rear of the transfer case. that tranny runs according to a signal it gets from a sensor mounted on the rear diff.

if your wanting a tranny with overdrive thats not computer controlled i suggest you look into a built AOD, this would save you a lot of hassle and could still be ran with a carbed setup i believe. the E4OD is an expensive tranny to run and have rebuilt if that time ever occurs.
 
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As far as VSS and such goes for the scout you'll need to change the transfer case or just modify it for an earlier tail shaft housing anyway. The 93 drivetrain has no place to connect a speedo cable and you'll need that for the scout speedo. Then there are a few years that had a speedo cable connector also doubled as the speed sensor for the computer.
 
 
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