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1995 302 5 speed as donor for a 1996 e40d 351

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Hello all, I’ve searched to see if anyone has done this, to no avail. I have a 1996 with a 351, I just found a 1995 302 5 speed bronco with new pressure plate, clutch, and slave cylinder for a hell of a deal! I’ve seen that the transmission won’t be strong enough behind the 351, let alone the 408 stroker I’ll be dropping in it. My question is, will the 95 work as a donor for most of the parts I’ll need? Pedals, steering column, brackets(?) and anything else. If these will simply bolt right up it would be easier for me to just find a zf5 for sale by itself. Also, I’ve read about ecm issues with the trans swaps but haven’t seen anything very definitive. If I’m running a 408 crate with a Holley sniper efi and a zf5 trans, what issues/corrections am I looking at as far as computer goes? Any advice is much appreciated! I’m pretty determined on the 408 stroker, the manual swap I would really prefer, but don’t want to get in over my head on.
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Your plan is a good one. Swap the 5speed over, using the donor crossmember. Pedals and all will swap right over.

When you find a ZF5, it will directly swap in place of the M5R2 light duty unit.

Running a holley sniper and manual trans means the computer and such isnt needed except for ancillary things.
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Doesnt the 302 use a different flywheel than the 351? Anyone know? Ive not messed with many 302s.
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