Originally Posted by dadstoys2
It wont be near as long as you think.... Been done before...
The ax15 is longer but with the divorced tcase on the np435 it will be a little bit longer but keep in mind running the sm block ford its shorter (and lighter) than the 4.2 so I also have room for an inch or 2 of forward space. So loosing an inch or 2 underneath is not gonna be a deal breaker..
Overall .... gearing and strength plus power from the 302 will be worth it...
Raining... so no boneyard trip today.
It's not what I "think", it's what I can measure laying in my back yard.
The BW1356 attached to a T18 is 24 1/4" from the rear of the transmission to the center of the rear yoke. 7 1/2" of that is a conecting spacer and transmission mount, That makes the BW1356 16 3/4" long by itsself.
I also have a Divorced NP205 out of a Ford. It measures about 15 1/2" from Yoke to toke. On top of that, you have to add the length of a rear output Yoke on the transmission AND a shaft to connect the transmission to the Divorced NP205.
The NP 435 is only about 5.7" shorter than the AX15. Just the spacer between the 435/1356 puts you almost 2" longer than the AX15 Transmission. Add the additional length and size of the BW1356 compared to an NP231, and you'll have a significant increase in length.
I'm not saying it can't be done or hasn't been done before, but you do need to take all things into consideration.