I have a 1974 GMC motor home that needs engine work and a completly rebuilt 6BT from a 93 Dodge with all of the accessories.
GMC motorhomes used the Olds Toronado front drive set up. Basicly a turbo 400 (BOP bolt pattern) split behind the torque converter. The TC mounted to the engine and the engine mounted front to back in the normal way. The balance of the transmission mounted back to front and connected to the TC by a monster chain drive. The "rear" center section coupled to the end of the trans. and the passenger side independant axle passing under the engine.
I know 4BT engines have been adapted to turbo 400s with the Chevrolet bolt pattern and I know there are adaptors from Chevrolet to BOP.
Assuming the trans is "built" and the final ratio is changed to a taller gear, the question is... is this practical?
I would much appreciate your thoughts.