First off, I'm a complete dunce in the realm of off road. I know very little of the various tried and tested components but trying to absorb everything so beer
Picked up my first Jeep, 87 YJ, a couple weeks ago and ready to start rebuilding. It came with a rebuilt 4.2l, np435, twin stick np205, d44 front, ford 9" rear, detroit lockers, and some other goodies. So, I'm going to take the 4.2 out and put in a cummins, now my question has to do with marrying a new tranny to the 205.. I've read countless articles and threads of builds and mods, but some are incomplete or have some variation that's not applicable.
I'm considering an NV4500 or the G56, but the nv4500 is alot cheaper so leaning toward that. I have the ford 205, counted 31 splines on the trans output. if I want to use the nv4500 and my 205 i think I only have a few options
1. buy the AA adapter kit w/ the spud shaft and shorten the nv4500 output shaft (http://www.northwestfab.com/Dodge-NV...ter_p_251.html
Does anyone have experience with this? Would the spud shaft be able to handle the cummins torque?
2. Install 29 spline female input in the 205. I believe the proper dodge 205 had the small bearing
I'm not crazy about the adapter as I have to shorten the trans output, but I have read posts of people using the adapters with success if I must. Thanks for your inputs