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i got a quick question, Ive got a '93 F150 with a 302 mated to an E40D and a borg warner 1305 T-case, is it possible to mate an NV4500 to it. Ive got no problem running all the linkage, but what else might be invovled. Ive looked around and found a few adaptor plates for the 302 but not to the 1305. Any insight might be helpful, even if it is to stay ford (or automatic).
08-15-2004, 06:11 PM
didnt they run the 1356 t case? all the ones i have seen use that t case i believe
gun control is using both hands
08-15-2004, 07:57 PM
How about a ZF 5-spd from a FORD?  You'd have to get one from behind a 300, 302, or 351... the 460 & diesel one has the wrong bellhousing pattern.
Here's a kit:
I think A/A makes a conversion bellhousing by itself.... makes more sense to me. Considering any Dodge or GM NV4500 already has a LH-drop t-case, why bother adapting the Ford t-case?
Yeah, your right it is the 1356 t-case, my bad, had a little bit too much to drink and tried to write it, had a hell of a time. And the t-tase has my digital speedo and ABS sensor retrofitted to it, so I would like to try and keep it (unless you've got any other ideas).
08-16-2004, 12:54 PM
I think the ZF 5-spd is way less hassle. Your t-case will bolt right on. No adapters. Could be done with all factory ford parts - no aftermarket/custom anything. [^]
08-16-2004, 03:00 PM
It also has a nice low first gear
Where was I?
08-16-2004, 05:11 PM
and a nice 5th gear for over drive
08-16-2004, 05:35 PM
Ratios for ZF are: 5.72 2.94 1.61 1.00 0.76
Most NV4500: 5.61 3.04 1.67 1.00 0.73
91-94 GM NV4500 *only*: 6.34 3.44 1.71 1.00 0.73
Okay, but I need to know how durable they are. I've been known to be a bit hard on my rig and need to know if it will stand up to the abuse I can put it through.
08-19-2004, 09:32 PM
There's two models of the ZF. The S5-42 ('88-95) is rated for 420 lb-ft. The S5-47 ('96-98) is rated for 470 lb-ft. Its a heavy-duty trans - F250/F350 material - not like the Mazda/Toyo Kogyo 5-spd you typically see in the F150.
I think a lot of the popularity of the NV4500 is that it has a separate bellhousing. Very popular with the various adapter companies as a result.
the S5-47, would I need the F-250/350 clutch linkage, master cylinder, and I hope to sweet zombie jesus no computer shite.
08-23-2004, 06:36 AM
I can't think of any computer shite on the 4wd ZF. Although I wonder how your 302 EFI will behave when it doesn't have a computerized auto trans to chat with [?]
Now that I've got you on the ZF bandwagon... this comes up 
i dont believe the motor talks to the transmission, i think the transmission comunicates separtly with the speed sensors..unless neone knows ne better please tell me
Damn it dude, you got me on the wagon, now this crap comes up. Well, I think I might just stay ford, I like the numbers for that ZF, and if it is as reliabe as most Fords are then it may be worth it, ahh-well might as well take a look.
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