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post #1 of 5 Old 08-29-2013, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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68 CJ5 with a 289 question...

Ok so I have a 1968 cj5 with a Ford 289 in it. The rest is stock cj5 drive train and suspension. I'm looking to use the Dana 60's and np205 from my old 79 f250 under the jeep. I was curious as to what transmission would be reliable and strong? I don't care if it's manual or auto (jeep is already a manual). I'd rather not use any spendy adapters, would rather a bolt in between the 289 and np205 but I was not sure if there is any.

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post #2 of 5 Old 08-29-2013, 10:04 PM
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Do you plan on stretching the wheelbase? If not an auto will be too long for the CJ5. I would look into what transmissions were available in front of that transfer case from the factory and go from there.

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-29-2013, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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I was planning on stretching the wheelbase. I will check what all the t-cases came behind. I seem to be trying to build this thing to be completely overkill. It will probably never see rocks and only be a fun trail/snow/mud rig. I just figured if I already had the parts that are that beefy, why not use them?
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-01-2013, 10:15 AM
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Check out Novak Adapters website. Their knowledge section is very helpful for finding out what connects to what. Good luck.
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-11-2013, 05:30 AM
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A Ford T18 would be a good manual choice. The factory Ford NP435 has a 8" "adapter" hanging off the end that mates to the t-case. To get rid of that adapter / extension, your gonna need a spendy adapter cause you'll have to change out the transmissions mainshaft. I don't think you'll find an auto that'll fit well and give you enough rear driveshaft length.
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