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tranny torque rod

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 83PJW, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. 83PJW

    83PJW 1/2 ton status

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    350 turbo to a 205 t case set up, do i absolutly need a torque rod? i have been splitting my trannies in 2 lately. suggestions need help.
     
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    yes.

    Figure that every part GM has made in the last 50 years was designed by an engineer. More importantly it was approved by a costing accountant which means the engineer had a dang good reason for wanting it.
     
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    Did GM make torque rods for the TH350, NP205 combo? All I have seen is torque rods for NP203s and NP208s, and an extra frame mount for the NP205s. Granted, I've hardly seen the undercarriage of a 80's K5 which may have the torque rod.
     
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    Yes GM did make a torque rod for the TH350/NP205 combo. The guy who rebuilt my tranny told me to attach the torque rod and showed me 3 cases he had laying around that had broken because the owners forgot to attach them.

    There is also a "L" bracket that goes from the tcase to the frame. They are kinda difficult to fine though. I made an "L" bracket with 3/4" steel stock and plan on attaching it to the frame, you just have to use a bushing between the bracket and the frame.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    and an extra frame mount for the NP205s

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    Yes, I known of the L braket, and I was refereing about it in my quote. I have about three of these mounts laying around. The mounts can be found on frist gen Blazers and pickups and early second gen blazers and pickups with a NP205. It seems by 1977, GM stopped putting these L brackets on the 4x4s because my brother's 77 did not have the bracket on his 465/NP205 combo. In fact, his tranfer case did not have the holes drilled in the side of the case where the L bracket or a torque rod would mount. /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif Anyway, I collected quite a few 205s, but most are from 69 to 73, so I only seen the frame mount.
     

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