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NP205 to TH350 adapter question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 8_YOUR_H2, May 5, 2002.

  1. 8_YOUR_H2

    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    Is there a bearing in the adapter? I replaced the 2 seals but I noticed on a 205 for sale on ebay it had a bearing at the end where the output of the TH350 goes into the sleeve of the NP205. I didnt get a bearing in the rebuild kit and there was not one on it when I got it...
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    Brent
     
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    The adaptors from the early 70's have bearings in them. And the later model ones only have the two seals. I had one from a 70 pickup that broke and when I got a replacement, it was a later model one from a 80's vintage with just the oil seals.
     
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    The way I understand it, the "bearing" version is weaker than the non-bearing version. I would just check around the for sle forum for the 80's version (non-bearing) and buy one of those. Oh wait... I have one in the garage! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif Interested? PM me...

    -Dan
     
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    Thanks for the offer but mine is the non bearing version too!
    Brent
     
  5. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I have seen the bearing type adaptor in the '76 and older types.

    I believe they were part of the changes in the "first" and "second" design drivetrains.

    I haven't dealt with a '77 350-version 205 yet, but maybe someone else who has this year set up can confirm if they have a bearing or seals. I would bet they have the seals. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    My 205 out of a 72 Blazer has the bearing............
     

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