so heres the background, i have a 1996 f150 with a 5.0 and an automatic. the tranny case cracked and i need a new transmission. i have weighed the cost of a new 4r70w vs a 5speed swap and i could save about 500-1000 if i went 5 speed. now for the questions. i have the chance to pick up a 1990 bronco, 5.0(5k on motor), m5od(160k on tranny) for 800 to use as the donor. what parts could i use, and what would i have to buy? i know i would need a new pcm, or i would need to flash it. what are peoples opinions on the m5od? the truck is mostly a dd, with a little weekend wheeling, and i dont haul much. would you recommend waiting til i can find a donor with a zf-5? or is it not worth the extra strength? overall length of the 4r70 vs the m5od? anything else im not thinking of? thanks for any help, as i would like this to go as smoothly as possible when i get down to it.