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Unread 02-09-2010, 11:20 AM   #91
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Today's update. The bellhousing, clutch fork, and throw out bearing have been assembled. Also, the clutch and pressure plate have been added. All parts were from Advanced Adapters for the NV3550 conversion. Here are some pics and part numbers.

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Clutch and Pressure Plate from Centerforce






Later today I might get some kids to help me put the tranny on. I am just waiting for more experienced eyes to look at the assembly to make sure I didn't screw it up. I have some High Temp grease and I am ready to go!

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Not my write up, but now one of my jeeps losing a BA and gaining an AX-> http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f19/y...ite-up-312203/

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Unread 02-12-2010, 04:40 PM   #92
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After getting a new puppy, things went slow the last few days. Today I slammed the tranny NV3550 home.



Next we did the xmembers and did a test fit of the Atlas!

The atlas showed me that I need to cut a wee bit of metal away from the transmission mount and the tranny mount plate. That will be a job for tomorrow after I verify some angles. I will update with better photos then. Thanks to Jr for helping!
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Unread 02-12-2010, 07:45 PM   #93
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Ah a new puppy I was wondering why there was a stop on updates...glad to see the son helping out. I taking by the shirt he's interested in science, thats great. Once, he gets to college he will learn how fun science can really be. The build looks great hopefully someday I can do a full frame off rebuild as well.
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Unread 02-13-2010, 11:10 AM   #94
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This build is awsome......
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Unread 02-14-2010, 07:56 AM   #95
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Thanks!

Well, after looking at the tranny skid plate cushion mount, I have to take it off, and maybe saw it in half. I am in the process of trying to figure it out. I think I can use a 4 1/2" grinder to split it, but I might have to break down and get a cut off saw. I was thinking of one anyway. The issue is the rear of the cushion tranny mount interferes with a good fit of the atlas in proper rotation. I think AA sells a modified cushion for this, but by the time I buy it, that is $50 I could have put towards a cut off saw.

The next issue will be how to move the mount forward on the chassis to the front of the skid plate and then I would have to extend the current slots in the plate. Pics to follow as I figure this one out without buying parts, but tools only.

PS - I torqued the two star nuts (M12) at the top of the tranny as required to what I remember without looking to 54 ftLb. The required star torx bit for this is labeled E-12 and is available at Sears and Auto Zone. I picked mine up in a Lisle tool set at Sears yesterday. This bit is a rarity.

Today is the Daytona 500, so I don't know how much work will get done today!
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Unread 02-14-2010, 08:38 AM   #96
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holy crap i just spent the last hour reading this. looks awesome ill be following along
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Unread 02-14-2010, 10:32 AM   #97
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Fantastic build! With the care and quality work you have put into the chassis and drivetrain I can't wait to see the finished product. Didn't realize until halfway through the thread that you are only a few miles down the road, I'm in Gloucester. I'll be keeping an eye out for you on the road.
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Unread 02-15-2010, 01:55 PM   #98
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Today was a day of modification for the transmission mount. As I mentioned above, I was going to try to nip a little off the end of the wing of the transmission mount to allow the Atlas to rotate to 7*, and from there figure out what else I had to do.

I cut a few bits off the transmission mount end and it had no effect on the atlas, so a major operation was undertaken to modify the tranny mount while still allowing me usage of the stock mount bracket.

This picture shows the output of the NV3550 with 1" protrusion under it of the tranny mount bracket and tranny mount underneath. This is preventing the bottom of the atlas from moving down the the driver side during rotation.



Here the mount bracket is shown under the tranny, with the tranny raised and the four bolts removed that go to the base of the tranny. Note the lip that protrudes past the tranny to the left, about an 1" out.



Next after some scoring and measuring, I cut the elevated lip off the bracket.

Our hero.





Note on the above photo the pressed through tops of the mount bolts. These fittings go through the bracket and hold the rubber transmission mount into place. I found that the pressed parts were the same thickness as the rest of the bracket, so why not piggy back them under and allow them a hole to sit in to avoid shimming in between the metal sandwich.

To do that, I cut holes in the bracket to allow the press tops to rest in.





Then I took the piece that I cut off with the press fittings and shaved it so that when it was put into the other piece, the FOUR bolts that go up into the tranny were able to be turned and have a socket on them during tightening.



Then I test fit everything.

Top view



Bottom views.





Weld it up.



After cutting off the last part of the upper wing nub.



Paint



and fit the mount.



Next to make this work, I have two slots to extend in the skid plate on our next episode.
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Not my write up, but now one of my jeeps losing a BA and gaining an AX-> http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f19/y...ite-up-312203/
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Unread 02-16-2010, 02:03 PM   #99
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New pupples love the garage! They love licking oil stains, rolling in brake fluid soaked rags, climbing on your face shield and getting their face underneath it too when your under the jeep, they even love pooping the floor when you fire up an impact wrench. Ahh...what a day.

Today I had to extend the holes in the pan that we talked about last time. That was easy. I intalled the bracket that I made for you yesterday and dropped it to the pan and saw that I only needed about an inch for comfort. I drilled an 1/2" hole on the end of each slat in the pan and then used a grinder to extend the final 1/2 out for an inch total. The tranny dropped right in and all was torqued and got anti-sieze. Here's the under photo.




Here is the bracket from yesterday.





and after test fitting the Atlas I think we can get rotation where I need it with minor pan modifications to allow it to rotate down, and to get at the drain plug underneath it.

This pic has some writing on it if you can see it. Good info.







The best way to do this is rotate the atlas down to the driver side, mark with crayon where the metal needs to go, and then drill holes at the corners of the box and connect the dots with a grinder to keep the box from cracking out and growing.

The cut away for the drain plug is so minor I didn't get fancy there.

I will neaten these holes up, and paint. The atlas fits with left side front 14* rotation now. You have to have allllllll this right before you bolt the Atlas to the tranny. I am glad I decided to do this pain NOW instead of after the body was on.

Keep in mind, I plan on adding a 1" BL to the jeep. If I did not, I would most likely have some minor tub mods to do even at 14*. Tomorrow I think is Atlas mounting day!
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Not my write up, but now one of my jeeps losing a BA and gaining an AX-> http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f19/y...ite-up-312203/
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Unread 02-16-2010, 02:19 PM   #100
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PS - If you are reading this, and you want to mod your jeep....don't be scared.

I am a civil engineer and Army officer and have never torn apart a car or put one back together in my life. I used to get excited to change my oil or change brake pads on my daily driver. DO IT. You always wanted to. A wise man once told me that "man made it, you can fix it". I guess his Dad told him that.

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Unread 02-16-2010, 07:02 PM   #101
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Fantastic build! With the care and quality work you have put into the chassis and drivetrain I can't wait to see the finished product. Didn't realize until halfway through the thread that you are only a few miles down the road, I'm in Gloucester. I'll be keeping an eye out for you on the road.
See you there !
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Unread 02-17-2010, 02:27 PM   #102
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MY GOD the Atlas is installed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I followed the steps of the AA kit. ( think I really need AA too...)

I assembled the shifter, removed the shifter, but left the base on.

Installed the mounting studs.

Finished cutting my pan to allow ample clearance. Painted.

Put blue RTV on the mating surfaces per instructions.

Bolted Atlas II to NV 3550 to 27 Ft Lb per spec.

Broke two 1310 ujoints on my old drive shaft.

Called drive shaft shop about new ujoints and shafts.

THIS IS COMING TOGETHER.
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Not my write up, but now one of my jeeps losing a BA and gaining an AX-> http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f19/y...ite-up-312203/
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Unread 02-17-2010, 03:19 PM   #103
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Unread 02-17-2010, 04:22 PM   #104
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Looks great keep it up.
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Unread 02-18-2010, 09:31 AM   #105
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Help with Drive shafts

Need the readers' experience and judgement here.

Should I shorten my front driveshaft my self or get a new one?

I have read opinions both ways.

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