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my 350/203 to 465/205 swap

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MattK, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. MattK

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    welp im a good ways into my swap now. goin from the th350 and np203 to the sm465 and np205 to be mated up with my 400 sbc.

    basically have the tranny and tcase mounted up now, have all the hydraulic parts EXCEPT THE FREAKING PEDALS!!!!! cant find these for nothin out here.

    i went with a LUK 12" clutch set, pioneer flywheel, novak conversions manual-hydro bellhousing conversion, jkw offroad twin stick kit, and this afternoon i plan on ordering a 1410 driveshaft and yokes from HAD.:bow:

    anyways here's some pics.

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    this is my super duper tranny jack adapter.

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    so far the real pain in the ass has been mating the transmission to the engine. it took a few different sessions of shaking and swearing before it finally went in.
     
  2. Chevy305

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    AWSOME!!! :waytogo::waytogo::thumb::saweet:

    Once you go stick you never go back. :D


    Once you get the pedals I garentee you that this will be the single best mod you could have done to your K5.

    Keep up the work. Try ebay for pedals.
     
  3. steve_kibbe

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    Who's twin stick did you use?
     
  4. MattK

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    i ground my own rail, then used the jkw offroad kit. of course i haven't actually "used" it yet, but it fit well and took maybe 2 minutes to install the shifters.
     
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    thanks again for the 203. I like to broke my back putting it in the garage. My cousin has an old 1 ton parked behind his house you could probably have the pedals out of. He's up by Wichita Falls.
     
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    Thanks, I'm leaning that way as well:D
     
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    hows the twin stick going to line up with the old shifter? are you going to have to cut a big hole?
     
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    I think its in the bible... or was it a draft for an 11th commandment?:thinking:
    "Thou shalt enjoy the stick...." or something to that effect. :haha:


    Engine crane worked awesome for me. I even managed to reach it in the driver's side door. Then I used a jack under the engine to change the tilt as necessary. I'll never do it any other way again.

    A link to my 465 swap. pics
     
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    u2slow:

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    Where did you get that ball on top of your shifter? I have been looking all over for a 1-2-3-4 pattern ball with reverse down to the right. I hate the L-1-2-3 pattern.
     
  11. MattK

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    i think ill be able to just enlarge the hole in my current tranny tunnel...then again the new shifters may be too far back. not quite sure yet, but it cant be too hard. i like to take pics so im sure ill update with a pic of what i did.

    and thanks for the kind words guys.
     
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    No idea.... too many parts & trucks over the years.

    I do know that is the same style knob I had on my first truck, a '69 C20.
     
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    That knob looks like the one on the np435 in my ferd.
     
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    Looking good Matt. I'm glad your saving the pedals for last... what a pain. Did you go with chevy master and slave cylinders or the landcruiser slave? Hurry up and finish already so we can go tear it up!
     
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    haha yeah the pedals do suck. i went with a chevy master and an aftermarket slave from novak conversions. had to get a custom hose, but im hopin itll all come together nicely.
     
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    it moved under its own power today so thats good news.
     
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    Nice man! How is it doing? Does everything seem to work properly?
     
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    well i didn't have time to do much more than pull up the driveway before work today. The clutch felt REAL smooth though. and there weren't any strange/horrid noises that i could hear over the open headers and missing tranny tunnel so thats good news :haha:
     
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    LOL - I just went through the same thing. It was a bitch getting the tranny any enging mounted together :mad:

    A very poor design by GM. This would be so easy to do if the side of the bell housing unbolted. Just a square panel large enough to fit the fork through. It would be a snap if you could put the fork on last. or maybe I don't know how to do it right :) I was cursing and wrestling that damn tranny forever before i got it in :(
     
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    same here it took a few sessions of shaking and swearing to get it in. and you're right, it would be a lot easier if you could see whats goin on. ah well its on there, and i really dont ever wanna have to do it again any time soon lol.
     

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