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post #1 of 19 Old 10-18-2007, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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chevy small block and tranny?

I'm currently putting in a small block and 350 tranny? The T-case is on the wrong side to that of the diff. I know other people have done it, but dont know how they made it work? Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 19 Old 10-18-2007, 03:15 PM
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Put on a t-case with the output on the proper side.
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or swap your from axle out ? wha taxles did you plan on running anyways??
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amazes me that a guy can swap a motor, assuming have it running, and not know about swapping a t case?????

kinda scary!

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Thanks for the obvious. i knew that was an issue when i started. i had plans to swap out axles and put in some from a toyota. Just a little hesitant cause of the steering linkage. But, was more or less seeing which was the best idea. T-case or axles. No need to be a bunch of haters, was only askin. guess i should have been abit more clear.

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post #8 of 19 Old 10-19-2007, 12:27 PM
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What trans. are you going to run. Th350 or a 700R4. If you haven't bought it yet I suggest the 700R4 as it is a 4 speed over the TH350 being a 3 speed. There is a lot to look at here. This is not an easy deal if you don't know what you are up against. Here is what I would do if in your situation. First of all do you have the axles you plan on running? If so what are they out of? Personaly I'd keep it all chevy. Look for a donor truck and pull the entire running gear out of it. Engine, trans, axles, drive shaft, t case etc. As you can see they will all match if they come from the same truck. If it were me I'd look for an early 80's 3/4 or 1 ton truck. Look for something you can run highsteer with so I believe 80 or newer in teh chevy's. Chevy dana 60 fronts have bigger knuckes and are stronger than the fords as far as the knuckles go and a lot of guys that buy the ford axles put the chevy knuckes on there........anyhow. This is not a cheap deal unless you can find a good donor with a (I suggest) 205 Tcase. Or......Try and run your jeep t case that you have now or if you have a pass side drop front axles look for a dana 300 t case out of an 81 or newer CJ. If you go using the jeep t case plan on droping around 450 on an addapter. Please feel free to post up more questions. But I suggest the chevy front and rear axles as you can pick them up a little cheaper. The jeep guys have put a huge dent in the junk yards as far as ford front axles they are geting very hard to find and when you do they want a lot for them. Let us know what axles you have what t case you plan on running your trans etc and we will do our best to help you out.
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Sorry for the hijack

Martin.

I just bought a new dodge 1 ton 4wd. Killer ride. Anyhow. It came with a factory "engine brake" I've always called them a jake brake. I don't know anything about them. I do know when I hit the button when stoping it is one rumbleing dude. How do they work? Will it make me use more fuel? I hear the turbo rev when I hit it. Is it hard on the turbo? I understand the basics that they save your brakes by using the engine I just don't understand how it works?????? Thanks for your thought!!

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Considering a decent set of rotors and brake shoes now will last longer than most vehicles...I'd rather have the stress on the brakes rather than the transmission.

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Considering a decent set of rotors and brake shoes now will last longer than most vehicles...I'd rather have the stress on the brakes rather than the transmission.

This may be true on most reg. vehicles but If you are like me I have a trailer straped to the back of my truck 90% of the time. I pull a horse trailer to rodeos that weighs over 16000#'s. So needless to say I go thru front brakes much quicker than a jeep or something to the effect would. I hear Semi's jake brakeing all the time. And it is nothing for a semi to have over a million miles on it. So I'm guessing it can't be that hard on them. I just don't know exactly how they work so I thought I would ask Martin who ownes an 18 wheeler and would know.

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Its a engine brake, not a tranny brake.

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Its a engine brake, not a tranny brake.

Doug
How else is the engine going to slow down the vehicle unless it's pulling through the tranny?


I see what you mean about towing though, Toxic.

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The exhaust.

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PS Sorry for the offtopic OP.


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I'm currently putting in a small block and 350 tranny? The T-case is on the wrong side to that of the diff. I know other people have done it, but dont know how they made it work? Any suggestions?
"Currently putting in" meaning you've already started...


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Thanks for the obvious.
You gave us NO information than the above... You need to go to User CP and fill in some stats too...

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No need to be a bunch of haters, was only askin. guess i should have been abit more clear.
I don't think anyone's "hatin'", you wouldn't be the first to ask silly questions around here. You're right, you should have been more clear.

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