Lets see, I've got $7000 in parts into the repower on my 1980 Scout, and you want to keep the cost down. I guess you could go for cheap and then fix it when it breaks, and do it again. I hate to tell you this but repowering to a Diesel, especially a 4BT is not cheap, to do it right.right now it has the 46re auro trans, i'd like to keep it if at all possible to keep costs down...ALOT
You can't mount the gas trans behind the cummins. The bell housing part of the trans is smaller on the gas unit. Dodge made two different trans cases, The shift point are also to high on the gas one. You would have to get a RH47 for the diesel. I found out the hard way stay away from RE trans, they have electric controled governor.what will i need to install a 4bt into a 95 dodge ram 1500 4x4 automatic? mounts and things of the like dont bother me all that much...i'm more concerned about mating the engine to the auto transmission.