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post #1 of 4 Old 03-16-2012, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Cj CJ7 NV4500 Conversion

I have some questions before buying an NV4500 transmission. I have an 82 AMC 360 bolted to a T5 transmission with a dana 300. I'm looking at an NV4500 that was bolted to a dodge 318 4x4. My Questions are:

1) Can I use the 318 Bell Housing?
2) Can I use my starter and fly wheel?
3) Should I use the clutch that comes with the NV4500?
4) He wants $1000 for a used NV4500? I'm thinking $500?

I'm not sure about the input shafts but I'm willing to change the input shaft if I need to so I'm trying to figure out what I need out of the optional extras with the NV4500.

Any help on this would be great.

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-19-2012, 11:01 AM
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WOW 1 k for the trany is high Look at some rebuild places my old chevy 2500 had one and I loved it was goin to swap it in my 5 but to long

500 is about right cuz at the end of the day its still a used tranny

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-20-2012, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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The problem with rebuilt NV4500's is the price tag, most places want core and over $1000! Any ideas on the specs between a 318 and an amc 360?
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-21-2012, 05:33 PM
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$1000 is wayyyyyy too much. $500 is the most you should spend. The dodge version I the NV will bolt up to the D300, but you'll prob have to buy an adapter BH.

I got my NV4500 from a guy in Texas (on eBay) who does nothing but rebuild transmissions. He custom built mine, a GM model with the lower first gear and a dodge tail housing. I didn't need any adapters because I bolted mine to a GM motor. He puts all brand new bearings, seals, and syncros and even the upgraded 5th gear. All for $1300 shipped to my door. Good guy, I'd do business with him again.

He also had a bell housing for me and could probably get whatever you want to. I used the internal hydraulic sale cylinder on my setup. Good luck!

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