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Re: Engine wanted

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:00 am
by brandonium
1k is not bad considering some of these shops want 2.5k just for an adapter.

Re: Engine wanted

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:50 am
by dokatd
You have to pay for their time and resources to make the part plus profit. Just my CAD software alone cost $3500

So it makes since and honestly if someone made an adapter that would have worked then I would have paid $2k all day long. It just so happens they don’t in this case and I have the background and skill to do much of it myself.

I will caution anyone following me in my footsteps that this is not a cheap conversion to begin with and where I may get away relatively cheaply, I owned and operated my own truck fab shop for many years and I do not have to farm much of anything out.

Just sayin....

Re: Engine wanted

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:36 pm
by dokatd
Here is a cheezy video build.

https://youtu.be/c1FT6wMAY5Q

Re: Engine wanted

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:32 pm
by VinceAtReal4x4s
Another transmission comes to mind for future evaluation. The Mercedes Iron Box 5 speed that is in some Gwagens with an overdrive 5th. I owned one briefly. It's the best G tranny made and holds up to pretty decent power inputs, and is known for lasting a long time. The Mercedes 1ton vans also used them. I don't have measurements on hand but it seemed relatively compact.

There's also the Pinz TD 5 speed ZF.

Re: Engine wanted

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:40 pm
by dokatd
Here is the adapter as seen through CAD. I should have all the parts on hand by Friday if my machine shop can pull it together.

https://youtu.be/Ct3m_nDeoCw