Some more pics which may be helpfull.
Very cool, I've looked at this engine as well. Is that a big block or diesel zf5? Where is the adapter from?
7.3 ZF5 and custom adapter and flywheel. John Deere never got involved with automotive. Myself and Machinist designed and manufactured those parts.
Its a Ford ZF5 transmission that is the same length as the original trans, and the stock Transfer Case bolts right on. The engine plate and flywheel are custom, designedHi, I am very interested in your Bronco with a 4045 John Deere Turbo project as I use to be a farmer in Minnesota and love John Deere engines however now I live in Houston, TX.
I take it that your using the original transmission with that and where did you get the plate to bolt that onto the 4045 JD?
Thank you very much for posting this.
Thanks, but its not round. I will do similar with bought flanges, then fab up 4 pieces for the 90 transition, and make a weldment. Thanks for the effort to help.What I'd do: Model the T4 flange in your favorite CAD program to use a weld elbow of correct size and have sendcutsend.com cut them out for you. I model tapped holes at the tap drill size or a little smaller (sometimes they leave a start/stop that needs to be cleaned up before tapping the hole).
Stock Turbo on JD4045Why a T4 turbo flange? What useful turbo uses that size these days?
Thanks for checking into that. I am a ways away from optimizing HPHere's your Borg Warner: https://www.mddistributorsstore.com/borg-warner-turbo-systems/318615/new-turbocharger
It's a large non wastegated turbo for low boost. It's gonna be lazy and slow on-road.
I'd fit a T3 flange and find a Holset HX30.
Well this subject has a lot of content on this site. Some have had GOOD luck with using it, but I realize thereHX35 is too big for these engines and won't make much boost until very high rpm. The HX30 is a lot more active.