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Early Dodge 241 vs Early Chevy 241 t-case ?'s

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by pcorssmit, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. pcorssmit

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    Early Dodge 241 vs Early Chevy 241 t-case ?\'s

    What are the differences between the early Dodge 241 (~’88-’93 passenger drop, fixed yoke) and the early Chevy 241 (’89 passenger drop, slip yoke, cable speedo)? I have the opportunity to pick up the Dodge case for cheap/free, and am wondering how hard it would be to mix and match parts to make a fixed yoke 241 Chevy. (I currently run the ’89 Chevy case.)

    I have also heard that the Dodge case is clocked higher than the Chevy case. If this is true, could the Chevy input shaft be swapped into the Dodge case, for better clearance? (No, the Chevy adapter cannot be redrilled to clock the case higher.)

    Also, it it possible to grind and extra detent into the sector (on either case) to allow for 2-Low? I seem to recall that it could be done to a 208-C, but I never tried it when I had mine.


    Pete
     
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    Re: Early Dodge 241 vs Early Chevy 241 t-case ?\'s

    Why would you want 2 low?
     
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    Re: Early Dodge 241 vs Early Chevy 241 t-case ?\'s

    2-Low is real handy for trails and other low speed stuff that doesn't require the traction of 4 wheel drive. Its easier to steer around tight turns, easier on the terrain, and less stress on the drive train.

    Pete
     
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    Re: Early Dodge 241 vs Early Chevy 241 t-case ?\'s

    BTTT , I too have come across a cheap '88 Dodge 241 and would like to know the problems I may have in swapping this case into my GMC.
     
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    Re: Early Dodge 241 vs Early Chevy 241 t-case ?\'s

    Ive got 2low, hehe, just stick in 4low but dont have to lock the front dif in.
     
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    Re: Early Dodge 241 vs Early Chevy 241 t-case ?\'s

    so what's the verdict? /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Re: Early Dodge 241 vs Early Chevy 241 t-case ?\'s

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    What are the differences between the early Dodge 241 (~’88-’93 passenger drop, fixed yoke) and the early Chevy 241 (’89 passenger drop, slip yoke, cable speedo)? I have the opportunity to pick up the Dodge case for cheap/free, and am wondering how hard it would be to mix and match parts to make a fixed yoke 241 Chevy. (I currently run the ’89 Chevy case.)

    I have also heard that the Dodge case is clocked higher than the Chevy case. If this is true, could the Chevy input shaft be swapped into the Dodge case, for better clearance? (No, the Chevy adapter cannot be redrilled to clock the case higher.)

    Also, it it possible to grind and extra detent into the sector (on either case) to allow for 2-Low? I seem to recall that it could be done to a 208-C, but I never tried it when I had mine.


    Pete


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    I don't know about that one, but I got a 208 and wanted a fixed yoke so I found a Ford driver side drop fixed yoke and tried to mix and macth but it's not gonna happen. But since both your Tcases are passenger drop, I see no problem, the only way to find out is to start tearing them down and comparing.
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    Re: Early Dodge 241 vs Early Chevy 241 t-case ?\'s

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    I don't know about that one, but I got a 208 and wanted a fixed yoke so I found a Ford driver side drop fixed yoke and tried to mix and macth but it's not gonna happen. But since both your Tcases are passenger drop, I see no problem, the only way to find out is to start tearing them down and comparing.
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    As I hijack the thread...

    What kind of problems did you run into? I want fixed yoke also and I was going to tear a pair apart but GM NP208s cost too much to be tearing apart in this neck of the woods. They throw Furd 208s off cliffs around here.
     
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    Re: Early Dodge 241 vs Early Chevy 241 t-case ?\'s

    I used to know a guy that did this to his S10 pickup/K5 pile of junk. I don't know what he had to do to get it done but he did it. He also had access to a machine shop so it's hard to say how much work was involved. I'd ask him but he moved away and I haven't seen him or any of his heaps since.

    I haven't seen the insides of a NP241 in a long time but I don't remember it being easy or perhaps even possible to turn it into twinstick/2low.
     

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