I would guess you could bolt up a GM manual flywheel 168t for a SBC and everything should workAnd let the newbieness show. Started the project wanting to replace the 6.2 that was there originally with a 4bt or 4bdxt and a manual tranny (nv4500). Bought the motor thinking I was ahead of the game because it came with an adapter plate and was mated to a GM transmission in the POs ride. What I failed to realize it that the adapter plate is designed for GM automatics and not for manuals, huh.
I've been unable to locate another adapter plate or the OEM pieces needed for DieselTim's kit. Please post up or PM me if you know of something.
So that leaves me with what I have, PO said it was made by www.dieseladapter.com.
Is someone running a similar one with success? Built 700r4, 4L80e?
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Yep! Following along your thread, that's why I added "another" to this one. Love the utility body, hub caps look great. Stock height?Nice project! We are starting a very similar swap.
4bd1t /nv4500 into a 86 K30 that originally was a 6.2l/th400...
Thanks for answering. Thoughts on pilot bearings? Tranny input shaft lengths?I would guess you could bolt up a GM manual flywheel 168t for a SBC and everything should work
I remember reading posts about it and contacted you via PM a few weeks ago in my ongoing search for a proven solution to mate these two together.I have never had one of those adapters in my hands. I designed and my adapter kit...
If someone has tried and its worked for them, I hope the chime in. I understand he (Dustin Allamaras) offered a different adapter setup for the nv4500, replacing the OEM bellhousing, there had to be a reason.... I am sure a shop can turn a piece of oil bronze to fit in there as pilot bearing. Just need the correct sizes.
Should be able to use a stock input shaft
First I want to say I've never worked with on of these adapters. But......If memory serves correctly, the Allamaras manual transmission kit was an adapter plate between the NV4500 and the Isuzu flywheel housing making the overall cost of the conversion less expensive.........but I may be mistaken.If someone has tried and its worked for them, I hope the chime in. I understand he (Dustin Allamaras) offered a different adapter setup for the nv4500, replacing the OEM bellhousing, there had to be a reason.
The combined length of the Isuzu flywheel housing and the Roamerdrive bellhousing appears to be less than +4" more than a NV4500 bellhousing. I know the Cummins/NV4500 bellhousing in my Dodge appears longer than the Roamerdrive bellhousing.