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  1. GMT400 Auto to Manual - Rewiring Reverse Light Switch

    General Discussion
    I'm in the process of converting my automatic 1998 Chevy K2500 to 6BT/NV4500. I've read that the reverse switch is located on the column on the GMT400s. I've removed all the componentry associated with the automatic shifter and now I'm trying identify which wires to reroute to the reverse...
  2. Dodge NV4500HD with AA GM NP205 [IA]

    General Classifieds
    I am swapping out the 5 speed in my 87 Chevy for an auto so I have the entire setup for a squarebody chevy if interested. 1996 Dodge NV4500 HD I was told it was rebuilt not long ago and drove fine for the ~100 miles I put on it before pulling. Advance adapters kit (#50-9551) GM figure 8 NP205...
  3. 1961 Power Wagon with 4bt, VE, HX35, NV4500, NP205, Dana 60

    Vehicles For Sale
    All, Im selling my 1961 Dodge Power Wagon Town Wagon. I have had it for 5 years. The body is in standard shape for the era. It would come with spare roof, spare hood, 4 doors, another full set of glass, another dashboard, I have 3 options roller with all the body and spare body parts. $2800 obo...
  4. An updated NV4500 oil thread

    Transmission, Adapter, Transfercase Discussion
    Yes another oil thread but I am all about finding parts and fluids that are readily available and thus inexpensive. Though when it comes to transmission oil for the nv4500 you must use this magical oil that is no longer produced or use an alternative oil that has to be shipped or go to a...
  5. Bolt Opinions

    General Discussion
    Swapping my eaton fuller transmission for nv4500. The eaton is a solid transmission but just need the od drive so hopefully i can go 70 mph. Bought the complete swap from someone but noticed to late that it didn't have any bolts included. My question is, can I use the bolts from the eaton...
  6. 12V Cummins 1984 Chevy

    Cummins 6BT / 5.9 Conversions
    I have a 1997 12V Cummins that I plan on swapping into my 1984 Chevy K10 original diesel short box. Has anyone done this conversion before? Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.
  7. Adapter Plate Question

    Transmission, Adapter, Transfercase Discussion
    I am currently building a 1951 Chevy 3100 pickup and have a 4bt I ordered that will be the power plant. I see that there are a multitude of manual transmission options, but I have a few dumb questions to ask: 1) Do all transmission options require an adapter plate or is there a list of...
  8. Transmission suggestions for my '94 Land Cruiser

    Isuzu 4BD1T/2T
    I have a '94 FZJ80, and plan to swap my 4BD2T (still attached to the manual tranny). I need the overdrive, so I have no use for the stock Isuzu manual tranny, but I'll use the bellhousing. My goals for this project are longevity, more power to tow (9K lbs, albeit very rare occasions), and...
  9. 2003 dakota ext cab. EXTREME MODIFICATION PLANNED

    Buildup Showcase Threads - All Engines, Vehicles
    Ok guys, I have my 2003 dodge dakota ext cab, mostly stock, (cab clearance lights, cold air intake, 3" suspension lift, cat back performance exhaust, and on board air to run my air horns) 4.7 v8 4x4 backed by a nv3500. So here's my plan, I'm going to buy a second frame to mod, and here's what I...
  10. 3208 CAT to nv4500

    Transmission, Adapter, Transfercase Discussion
    I have recently blown up my 6.5 td in my 3/4 ton, and I have a good 3208 cat out back in an old combine, the cat engine will accept a SAE#2 bell housing, from what I've read on this and many other sites is that when dodge used the nv4500 transmission for the cummins engine, they used a #2 bell...
  11. 1967 ford f100

    Cummins into Fords
    A friend of mine is converting a 1967 f100 to 4x4 and 5speed with a 4bt power plant, I was hoping anyone who has done a similar build could help out with any advice as to what components to use and what issues they ran into. I will post progress as we gather parts and the build goes on. Thanks
  12. WTB: GM NV4500 5-Spd Transmission Technician Service Manuals

    Want to Buy
    Hello, I am looking for the following service manuals for a NV4500 five speed #17003.13-1A and 17003.13-2 that were part of a course. Below is a picture of the manuals. If you have them please shoot me a PM. Thanks!
  13. 4bt Chevy adapter/early NV4500/SM465 bellhousing clocking.

    Transmission, Adapter, Transfercase Discussion
    I am building a 2wd work truck out of a '66 Chevy C20 Custom Camper. I have a 4bt from a bread van and had been planning on using an SM465 transmission for the time being while keeping my eyes open for a deal on an NV4500 to add later. Well, I just stumbled onto a deal on an early NV4500. It...
  14. What are the Pros and cons of different adapters avalable for 4bd1t to NV4500?

    Isuzu 4BD1T/2T
    I have been researching the different adapters available to connect a 4BD1T engine to a NV4500. If you have this setup I would like to know what adapter you are using and how it's working out. I read an older post with people having bearing issues. I would like to know how the newer adapters...
  15. Help with 4b (non turbo) in CJ7

    General Discussion
    I could use any comments and advise on my install. if there is a cheaper way to do things i would like very much to hear about it. specifically advice about the following: - the power steering and vacuum. i can get a vac/pwr steering set up for 650 put together or separate for about 350 bucks...
  16. SOLD!!! Gear Vendors Overdrive

    General Classifieds
    Fits GM trucks with NP205 transfer case. Was on an automatic(TH400) but will also work on a manual(SM465). This is kit number 3D0205A from gear vendors. Unit needs rebuilt, so selling as a good core. The electronics are in fair condition. The foot switch, signal interrupter, and speedo...
  17. '84 6.2 th400 Suburban- 4bt and nv4500 swap

    Transmission, Adapter, Transfercase Discussion
    I just purchased a 1984 Suburban 3/4 ton 4x4 6.2 diesel with a th400 transmission. I have an early model 4bt (1992 possibly older). My goal with this swap is to mate the engine with an nv4500 and hook it all up in the 'burb. Auto to manual. What is my best bet to complete this swap? For...
  18. misc cummins parts. nv4500, g360 getrag

    General Classifieds
    I have some spare parts that i would like to sell. I have a new set of molley marine pistons(6) they have had the tops tapered and have had fly cuts added these are also 20over bore, brand new in the box with wrist pins asking $500 obo . I have a early style nv4500 with shifter ,this is a 4x4...
  19. 5.9 cummins adapter questions

    Transmission, Adapter, Transfercase Discussion
    will a stock dodge Bell housing match up to the 5.9 cummins. Or do all applications need an adapter plate? Thinking about buying a 93 Dodge 2500 w/5.9 and automatics trans. I dont want the automatic trany, will there be an adapter plate in there to match up with a nv4500? Or what would i need...
  20. Please Help! 2002 Ford Ranger potential swap to 4bt.

    Cummins into Fords
    Hi, I have a 2002 regular cab, 2WD, automatic Ford Ranger and I want to get rid of the 3.0L V6 and drop a 4bt Cummins into it. I have a general idea of what I need to do but I don't know any of the specifics. Could anyone please give me specifics on things I will need, cost, etc. I need to...