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I have a 1990 Bronco Xlt with 351 Efi and automatic transmission. I am looking for a crate motor with more power than the stock 351 and was thinking the blueprint engines 408 sbf striker with efi would be a good choice. What upgrades will I need to make to accommodate for the larger displacement or will this motor work with the parts already on my car?
 

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Yo Aaron,
Welcome!
Always good to stop by local Ford dealership and ask about their remanufactured engines.
Warranty is Very Good!
If none are available, ask what reman source they use.

Here's Fords "LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT (FOR RETAIL SALES ON OR AFTER 9/1/2010)
Ford New and Remanufactured Transmissions and Gas Engines
Ford Motor Company, The American Road, Dearborn, MI 48121 (“Ford”) provides the following Limited Warranty on Ford New and Remanufactured Transmissions and Gas Engines to Ford and Lincoln Dealers (each being a “Dealer”) or general Installers (each being an “Installer”). This Limited Warranty provides Ford will credit the Dealer or Installer for repairing or replacing, at Ford’s option, any Ford Transmission or Gas Engine sold by Ford in the United States, for installation in the United States, in a Ford or Lincoln vehicle that was sold, registered/licensed, and operated in the United states, that is found to be defective in factory-supplied material or workmanship subject to the following terms, conditions and limitations:
Vehicle Owner: To obtain warranty service, please return your vehicle to any Ford or Lincoln Dealership or return to the Installer who originally installed the Ford Gas Engine or Transmission Assembly in your vehicle. You must have one of the following items:
• Vehicle Owner assembly installation repair order which includes Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), date of installation, assembly part number, and odometer reading
• Dealer Over-the-counter Invoice documenting date of purchase, assembly part number, & VIN
• Your powertrain was registered by a Ford or Lincoln Dealer.
Gas Engine Long Block Assemblies (6006/6007/6V006/6V012) and Transmission Assemblies (7000/7V000/7002/7003)
• For 36 months from warranty start date (unlimited miles), Ford will cover 100% of all parts and labor at approved warranty reimbursement rates
• If installed by a Dealer, reasonable towing charges (up to 35 miles or to the nearest Dealer) are covered only if the vehicle is not covered under another towing insurance coverage
• Excludes gas engine short blocks (6009)
Warranty Start Date for Ford New or Remanufactured Transmissions and Gas Engines
• If Dealer-installed, the Warranty Start Date is the date of installation.
• If sold Over-the-counter to a vehicle owner, the Warranty Start Date is the date of sale.
• If sold Over-the-counter to a fleet, general installer or wholesaler, the Warranty Start Date is the date the assembly is installed (could be later than the date of sale).
Limitations to the Warranty
The following limitation applies to the products covered by this Limited Warranty:
• Towing charges are not reimbursable for Ford Transmissions and Gas Engines sold over-the-counter by a Dealer or Installer
How to obtain Limited Warranty coverage for Ford Transmissions and Gas Engines sold over-the-counter by a Dealer or Installer:
This statement applies to over-the-counter customers of a Dealer, such as a vehicle owner, independent repair facility, wholesaler, or fleet customer.
The Dealer or Installer can claim both parts and labor under the Limited Warranty if the vehicle owner, at his/her option,
• Returns the vehicle to the Installer (from which the assembly was purchased) or to any Dealer for repairs, or
• Returns the Ford New or Remanufactured Transmission or Gas Engine to the Installer (from which the assembly was purchased) or to any Dealer for repairs
NOTES on obtaining Limited Warranty coverage for Ford Transmissions and Gas Engines:
• This Limited Warranty may be honored by the original Installer or any Dealer (even though that particular Dealer was not the original purchaser/seller of the product)
• In order for the Dealer or Installer to claim under the Limited Warranty, the Installer or vehicle owner (whether original vehicle owner or subsequent transferee) must provide the Dealer the following information when repairs are requested:
• Authorization code from the Powertrain Assistance Center (PAC) @ 800-392-7946
• A copy of the original vehicle owner’s assembly installation repair order
• Only new Ford Original Equipment, Ford Authorized Remanufactured, or other parts or assemblies authorized by Ford may be used to complete covered warranty repairs
• Installer labor reimbursement is calculated using Ford Labor Times Standard hours multiplied by the selling Dealership’s warranty labor rate or the Installer’s actual labor total, whichever is less
• Diagnostic steps taken to determine cause of warrantied concern with diagnostic results must be clearly documented on Installer repair order. (Warranty parts and labor reimbursement requests must be supported by diagnostic labor steps and test results)
• All parts replaced under warranty must be returned to your selling Dealer
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER FORD REMANUFACTURED TRANSMISSIONS AND GAS ENGINES THAT FAIL DUE TO ABUSE, MISUSE, NEGLECT, ALTERATION, ACCIDENT, RACING, OR PARTS AND ACCESSORIES INSTALLED IN VEHICLES OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED IN FORD AUTHORIZED CATALOGS INCLUDING OTHER FORD MOTOR COMPANY
BRANDS, OR THE USE OF NON-FORD PARTS, OR LACK OF PROPER MAINTENANCE. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER PARTS WHICH ARE REPLACED AS PART OF NORMAL MAINTENANCE. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER REPEAT REPAIRS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF A MISDIAGNOSIS OR IMPROPER PRIOR REPAIR. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, LOSS OF TIME, INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF THE USE OF THE VEHICLE, COMMERCIAL LOSS, AND INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE NOT COVERED. THERE IS NO OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTY ON THESE FORD NEW AND REMANUFACTURED TRANSMISSIONS AND GAS ENGINES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY.
To retain the safety and dependability built into this product, it is essential that your Ford Remanufactured Transmission or Gas Engine receives the scheduled maintenance at the recommended intervals contained in your vehicle Owner’s Manual/Maintenance Schedule."

Here are the:
1990 Bronco Pre-Delivery Shop & Electrical & Vacuum Troubleshooting Manuals (EVTM), Partial by member Kingfish999 in Google Drive @ 1990 Ford Truck service manuals - Google Drive
&
1990 Ford Truck Emmisions Manual.pdf by Ford via member 90.CaliBronco in Google Drive @ 1990 Ford Truck Emmisions Manual.pdf

Suggest you download both for faster scrolling and to use the table of contents index.

1990 Ford Bronco Brochure by Ford via Dezo's Garage @ https://www.xr793.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/1990-Ford-Bronco.pdf

Register with VIN to see most Ford dealer maintenance/repairs done @ any dealership nation-wide @ Welcome to Ford Owner | Official Ford Owner Site

For any Bronco issues or to chat about it's planned modifications or build, it's better to post each seperately in Noobie Bronco Tech Questions. Flame free zone. This will get more attention and you can build up your post count to get into other sections such as Bronco and Ford Parts/Accessories that requires 75 non-padded posts to participate due to scammers who preyed on our members.

To save you time and for better responses, please fill out your Bronco info with location, year, engine size, transmission type, transfer case type (manual or electric shift), locking hub type (automatic or manual) info & major mods such as a Lift, etc. .
Bronco info is now able to be put under your user name.
Click your profile button in the top right and go to account settings.


On that first page, named Account Details, scroll down to "Vehicle Info" and type in up to 100 characters.

Now you can simply enter your information in the text editor and click save.

Our Forum FAQs includes for example: How To Upload Images To Posts, How to Use Search and more tips!

➡See Baba Looey's Favorite FSB Links (lots and lots of tech links) ... includes such as, "Tailgate Window repair & troublehooting".

Try to find time to participate and vote in our Full-Size of the Month Contest & later in the year, Full-Size of the Year Contest @ Voting
You will get ideas by those competing. Also see the prizes! They are awesome as compared to other sites' "contests"!

Al
 
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For a 1990 from a 351 to a 408, besides the proper built engine including heads, intake, camshaft and exhaust, I would look to do a mass air conversion. I personally have used Fiveology Racing and do recommend them. Brian is a helluva guy and will guide you well.

I would also recommend a well built transmission, be it a C6 or E4OD with the proper torque converter to match the camshaft's operating range. Good condition transfer case, front and rear ends.

Engine wise, a properly functioning cooling system. This would include heater core, hoses, thermostat, water pump, and radiator. I would suggest the "best cooling option" radiator and shroud for the 408. Proper exhaust but that goes with the engine to me, and proper gearing dependent on tire size, but again, not really engine related.

The rest depends on just how far down the rabbit hole you want to go. Don't ask how deep is the hole as I am many years down and haven't hit bottom yet, but do think I am finally close. lol

hth
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Yo Aaron,
Welcome!
Always good to stop by local Ford dealership and ask about their remanufactured engines.
Warranty is Very Good!
If none are available, ask what reman source they use.

Here's Fords "LIMITED WARRANTY STATEMENT (FOR RETAIL SALES ON OR AFTER 9/1/2010)
Ford New and Remanufactured Transmissions and Gas Engines
Ford Motor Company, The American Road, Dearborn, MI 48121 (“Ford”) provides the following Limited Warranty on Ford New and Remanufactured Transmissions and Gas Engines to Ford and Lincoln Dealers (each being a “Dealer”) or general Installers (each being an “Installer”). This Limited Warranty provides Ford will credit the Dealer or Installer for repairing or replacing, at Ford’s option, any Ford Transmission or Gas Engine sold by Ford in the United States, for installation in the United States, in a Ford or Lincoln vehicle that was sold, registered/licensed, and operated in the United states, that is found to be defective in factory-supplied material or workmanship subject to the following terms, conditions and limitations:
Vehicle Owner: To obtain warranty service, please return your vehicle to any Ford or Lincoln Dealership or return to the Installer who originally installed the Ford Gas Engine or Transmission Assembly in your vehicle. You must have one of the following items:
• Vehicle Owner assembly installation repair order which includes Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), date of installation, assembly part number, and odometer reading
• Dealer Over-the-counter Invoice documenting date of purchase, assembly part number, & VIN
• Your powertrain was registered by a Ford or Lincoln Dealer.
Gas Engine Long Block Assemblies (6006/6007/6V006/6V012) and Transmission Assemblies (7000/7V000/7002/7003)
• For 36 months from warranty start date (unlimited miles), Ford will cover 100% of all parts and labor at approved warranty reimbursement rates
• If installed by a Dealer, reasonable towing charges (up to 35 miles or to the nearest Dealer) are covered only if the vehicle is not covered under another towing insurance coverage
• Excludes gas engine short blocks (6009)
Warranty Start Date for Ford New or Remanufactured Transmissions and Gas Engines
• If Dealer-installed, the Warranty Start Date is the date of installation.
• If sold Over-the-counter to a vehicle owner, the Warranty Start Date is the date of sale.
• If sold Over-the-counter to a fleet, general installer or wholesaler, the Warranty Start Date is the date the assembly is installed (could be later than the date of sale).
Limitations to the Warranty
The following limitation applies to the products covered by this Limited Warranty:
• Towing charges are not reimbursable for Ford Transmissions and Gas Engines sold over-the-counter by a Dealer or Installer
How to obtain Limited Warranty coverage for Ford Transmissions and Gas Engines sold over-the-counter by a Dealer or Installer:
This statement applies to over-the-counter customers of a Dealer, such as a vehicle owner, independent repair facility, wholesaler, or fleet customer.
The Dealer or Installer can claim both parts and labor under the Limited Warranty if the vehicle owner, at his/her option,
• Returns the vehicle to the Installer (from which the assembly was purchased) or to any Dealer for repairs, or
• Returns the Ford New or Remanufactured Transmission or Gas Engine to the Installer (from which the assembly was purchased) or to any Dealer for repairs
NOTES on obtaining Limited Warranty coverage for Ford Transmissions and Gas Engines:
• This Limited Warranty may be honored by the original Installer or any Dealer (even though that particular Dealer was not the original purchaser/seller of the product)
• In order for the Dealer or Installer to claim under the Limited Warranty, the Installer or vehicle owner (whether original vehicle owner or subsequent transferee) must provide the Dealer the following information when repairs are requested:
• Authorization code from the Powertrain Assistance Center (PAC) @ 800-392-7946
• A copy of the original vehicle owner’s assembly installation repair order
• Only new Ford Original Equipment, Ford Authorized Remanufactured, or other parts or assemblies authorized by Ford may be used to complete covered warranty repairs
• Installer labor reimbursement is calculated using Ford Labor Times Standard hours multiplied by the selling Dealership’s warranty labor rate or the Installer’s actual labor total, whichever is less
• Diagnostic steps taken to determine cause of warrantied concern with diagnostic results must be clearly documented on Installer repair order. (Warranty parts and labor reimbursement requests must be supported by diagnostic labor steps and test results)
• All parts replaced under warranty must be returned to your selling Dealer
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER FORD REMANUFACTURED TRANSMISSIONS AND GAS ENGINES THAT FAIL DUE TO ABUSE, MISUSE, NEGLECT, ALTERATION, ACCIDENT, RACING, OR PARTS AND ACCESSORIES INSTALLED IN VEHICLES OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED IN FORD AUTHORIZED CATALOGS INCLUDING OTHER FORD MOTOR COMPANY
BRANDS, OR THE USE OF NON-FORD PARTS, OR LACK OF PROPER MAINTENANCE. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER PARTS WHICH ARE REPLACED AS PART OF NORMAL MAINTENANCE. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER REPEAT REPAIRS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF A MISDIAGNOSIS OR IMPROPER PRIOR REPAIR. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, LOSS OF TIME, INCONVENIENCE, LOSS OF THE USE OF THE VEHICLE, COMMERCIAL LOSS, AND INCIDENTAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARE NOT COVERED. THERE IS NO OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTY ON THESE FORD NEW AND REMANUFACTURED TRANSMISSIONS AND GAS ENGINES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY.
To retain the safety and dependability built into this product, it is essential that your Ford Remanufactured Transmission or Gas Engine receives the scheduled maintenance at the recommended intervals contained in your vehicle Owner’s Manual/Maintenance Schedule."

Here are the:
1990 Bronco Pre-Delivery Shop & Electrical & Vacuum Troubleshooting Manuals (EVTM), Partial by member Kingfish999 in Google Drive @ 1990 Ford Truck service manuals - Google Drive
&
1990 Ford Truck Emmisions Manual.pdf by Ford via member 90.CaliBronco in Google Drive @ 1990 Ford Truck Emmisions Manual.pdf

Suggest you download both for faster scrolling and to use the table of contents index.

1990 Ford Bronco Brochure by Ford via Dezo's Garage @ https://www.xr793.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/1990-Ford-Bronco.pdf

Register with VIN to see most Ford dealer maintenance/repairs done @ any dealership nation-wide @ Welcome to Ford Owner | Official Ford Owner Site

For any Bronco issues or to chat about it's planned modifications or build, it's better to post each seperately in Noobie Bronco Tech Questions. Flame free zone. This will get more attention and you can build up your post count to get into other sections such as Bronco and Ford Parts/Accessories that requires 75 non-padded posts to participate due to scammers who preyed on our members.

To save you time and for better responses, please fill out your Bronco info with location, year, engine size, transmission type, transfer case type (manual or electric shift), locking hub type (automatic or manual) info & major mods such as a Lift, etc. .
Bronco info is now able to be put under your user name.
Click your profile button in the top right and go to account settings.


On that first page, named Account Details, scroll down to "Vehicle Info" and type in up to 100 characters.

Now you can simply enter your information in the text editor and click save.

Our Forum FAQs includes for example: How To Upload Images To Posts, How to Use Search and more tips!

➡See Baba Looey's Favorite FSB Links (lots and lots of tech links) ... includes such as, "Tailgate Window repair & troublehooting".

Try to find time to participate and vote in our Full-Size of the Month Contest & later in the year, Full-Size of the Year Contest @ Voting
You will get ideas by those competing. Also see the prizes! They are awesome as compared to other sites' "contests"!

Al
Thank you for the info. Very useful, and I didn’t know about the vehicle signature
 
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