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I think even if the bellhousings were the same, the newer tranny/tc would be the better option. The electronics will probably be a nightmare unless you have the 97 the motor came out of on hand and a good wiring diagram. I'm not sure if the mounts are the same or not, but that's not really a hard fix with a little know how. Keep in mind if you do this swap that the Powerstroke is quite a bit heavier than the 6.9, so you may need to beef up the front springs.
'96 F250 4x4 Ext Cab, 5 speed. K&N FIPK - modified to use 6637; 3" downpipe, 6" stack; Beans modded IDM; Beans stage 2s; shimmed FPR; exhaust brake; 6 position TS; locked 4.10s
'93 F250 4x4 regular cab long box. 7.3IDI nonturbo/E4OD 8' Western. STAYING STOCK
'65 Pontiac Tempest, 406ci chevy small block, TH350 with shift kit, 2700 stall converter.
'01 HD XL1200S - Lots of Screamin Eagle goodies
'96 Tbird LX V8
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