Ok. I could not find any "VIN Coding" after searching this site. So I Googled it and found this site: http://www.jeepz.com/forum/vin.php
When I did the search, I receive the following results:
Plant / Transmission: Toledo, 3-speed, Left Hand Drive
Model: JEEP®, 94 inch Wheelbase,
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) Rating: 4150 lbs GVW, models 83, 84, & 93
Engine: 6 Cyl, 258 CID, 2 Bbl.
It does not tell me if it is a T150. But, after reading the Novak site, it did tell me that:
The T150 was strong, and the last of the Jeep three-speeds
- Compatible with AMC engines and adaptable to GM and Ford engines
- Iron case and top cover. Close-ratio first gear with direct-drive in third-gear
- Fairly strong and extremely compact
- Compatible with the Dana 20
- 1976-1979 Jeeps
All good information.
What I am most concerned/interested in knowing is how to service this transmission and determine its useful life. I am fortunate that I was able to track down the original owner and learned that the engine was rebuilt at 80K miles. The total miles on the Jeep today id 147K and there has never been any trouble with the transmission. I am also wondering about the life of the clutch as it has never been replaced.
Since I am doing a frame off restoration, I would like to be able to do as much as I can to the transmission now as it is easy to access.