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Need some opinions and input about transmission...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fortcollinsram, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    Okay here is the deal:

    My roommate has a 1999 Dodge 3500, Cummins TD, 4x4, etc. Anyhow, at 104,000miles, the 5th gear nut on the nv4500 fell off. OKay, so we pull the tranny, the tranny shop puts a nuew "updated" nut on and we reinstall the tranny...Well last week at 108,000 miles, the nut falls off AGAIN /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif Well Mark said fock it and purchased a rebuilt nv4500 with the updated mainshaft and and the even more updated nut. Well he is stuck between selling the tranny or sending back as a core. He has offered it to me for a little less than the core value. (core value is $500 and he said it is mine for $450).

    Well here is the crux of my problem. Whet is needed to adapt a Dodge 4x4 diesel tranny to a BBC with a 205 t-case (I currently have a sm465 in there). I know the input shafts are WAY different but what adapters are available for the nv4500 to np205? I know I will need a newer (1996+) GM bellhousing.

    But what else is needed..If I can do this whole thing for around $1000 I may jump on it...I will probably rebuilt it anyhow so the 5th gear nut thing isn't really an issue...

    Chris
     
  2. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    Tack weld that 5th gear nut on the shaft and you will never have a problem with it again.

    You will need a chevy input shaft and bearing retainer. Those are available from places like Transmission Exchange Co. in Portland, OR. They also sell the rebuild kit for around $150. I once had a chevy NV4500 that I was going to convert to a Dodge diesel input to put behind a Ford Diesel and pricing it all out (paid $75 for a core NV4500 missing A LOT of parts) I would have been done with it for about $500-700 total.
     
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    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

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    You need to look at Advanced Adapters for putting a 205 behind the NV4500.
     

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