Re: ford e4od
On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 02:22:49 GMT, "tim C via CarKB.com"
>Hey Guys, i have a 1990 forf f-150 with the e4od tranny. I have a 331 stroker
>im putting in the truck and i want to go to a carb and discard the EFI . do
>i have to do anything special with the tranny???????????
Yes, you are going to need a controller form someone like
Baumann Brothers or Level 10 or one of the others to operate
your trans. But, WTH would you want to ditch the EFI when
it will probably out perform a carb and get better fuel
economy at the same time even if it needs a bit of tweaking?
There are chip burners out there that can customize an ECM
for your setup for not much more that you are going to pay
for a carb and manifold unless you are doing a salvage yard
build in the first place. It is time to join the modern
world of technology and make it work for you. BTW, you may
find it more cost effective if you are going for cost or
full performance with the carb rig to simply drop in a C6
trans if fuel economy is of no concern. Installing a
controller for the E4OD will bring it's own set of problems
getting it to work correctly with a carb setup. Keep in
mind that a 331 stroker in a heavy vehicle like the F150 is
no big deal and will probably do little better than a stock
EFI 5.8L especially if you use your truck as a truck.