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nv 4500 question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bronc3buster842001, Dec 22, 2006.

  1. bronc3buster842001

    bronc3buster842001 1/2 ton status

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    when swapping in a nv 4500 can u use the stock chevy bellhousing or do u have to buy a conversion kit thanks for the help
     
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    You need a stock NV4500 bellhousing, 465 bellhousing wont work, or there are aftermarket companies (like Advance Adapters) who sell a bellhousing to work with a small block and 4500.

    I have one for a small block with external slave hydro clutch if you are intrested.
     
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    so the stock nv4500 bellhousing will work right no i dont need one yet just doin some research for my next project since my last one got stolen along with all my tools
     
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    Are you using a hydro clutch or mech clutch? If you want the mech setup, use a chevy bell, adapter and early dodge nv4500. Otherwise you're stuck with hydro if you already have a chevy trans/bellhousing. High Impact Transmission can give you info over the phone if you need specifics. They cover more than adapters. You tell them how you want it and they will get you headed in the right direction.
     
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    I have a stock one if you need one.
     
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    not needin one yet just planin my next build
     
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    Advance Adaptors has several different bell's that work with the GM NV4500. The one I got can be set up for mech linkage, or with a simple bracket can be set up with stock GM hydro clutch parts.

    Rene
     
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    ive looked into the advance adapters bellhousings im just tryin to do this on a budget aint got much money since i gota buy all new tools and ****
     
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    NV4500 swap and "budget" don't ever belong in the same sentence unfortunately...

    Great tranny, not cheap.

    Rene
     
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    yea i know their not cheap just dont wana go with a granny low i was wanting to to this swap in my last rig before it was stolen so i figured why not start with it first
     
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    The big expense is the tranny itself, after that you can pick up one piece at a time as the money comes. That was what I did. The AA bellhousing made the most sense to me, even for the money. The stock GM bell puts the slave right where your front driveline can smash it. The newer GM bell has an internal slave...so when the slave pukes not only does it take your clutch with it but you get to drop the tranny and T-case(s) to fix a $40 part.

    The AA bell i got was $400, maybe a little less.

    Rene
     
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    so the AA one is the way to go can u use a 12 in clutch with this setup or just the 11
     
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    im doing some readin on this swap and its saying u got to use a dodge tailhousing wtf
     
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    I run a 12 1/4" Hays clutch.

    As for the tailhousing, mine is all GM. It's a '95 GM 4x4 diesel version NV4500, 32 spline output and GM output housing. A NP 208 or NP241 bolts right up. With a little bit of work a 203 bolts up (redrilled face, 32 spline input) Same deal with a 205.

    Rene
     
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    so theres no clearence issues with a 12 in clutch as for mateing the t case i got that part figured out rene thanks for all ur help on this if i got anymore questions on this swap ill give u a shout
     
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    Nope only clearnace problem I had was the starter recess on the AA bell. I need to hog it out a little...I thought it was a diesel problem but have since learned it's somewhat common with the AA bells. Other than that, I was and still am really happy with it. There were no clutch fitment issues at all, and the Hays is slightly larger than the largest factory clutch.

    Rene
     
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    ok so if i run a centerforce 2 clutch what trowout bearing will i need the aa website shows part #n1430 i looked that up and thats for a 69 to 72 chevy with a cast iron fork whats up with that
     
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    Yeah CHEAP shouldnt be used in a 4500 conv, espically if you buy a bell and the t case adapters. I sold my 4500 and 205 setup for $2300, no bell or flywheel either. Even if you bought a cheap tranny the bearing and synchro kit is expensive, even at cost.

    Yeah they say under 6" lift or so is not reccomended I think. It wasn't a problem with me and I got all the hydraulics, tranny, bell, as a package for a good price so I used it and no problems.

    I personally wouldnt really say its in the way, yes it does have a few more inches sticking out as opposed to not being there, but everyones truck is different.
     
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    hey thanks guys for all the info
     

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