As the Title says I am installing my SM420 into my CJ5, I have a 258 I6. The guy I got the SM420 from had a 304, and he gave me several brass pilot bearings he had made for it. It has the Advance adapters bellhousing as well.
To begin off the SM420 shaft is shorter than most other shafts, and so it takes a special pilot bearing I suppose. Heres a pic of what mine looks like after installing the pilot bearing. This is not actually my picture, but one he sent me on how his was installed. Should give you an idea. Did anyone else do it this way?
I am actually having lots of trouble getting my transmission all the way installed. I am lacking a couple of inches, worked on it for over 3 hours yesterday and all I know is that I have the shaft in the clutch, but not the pilot bearing because the transmission is still able to be moved from side to side and up and down. Just frustrating and am extremely sore. Thanks for any advice.