The Dodge NV4500 would do nicely. With 33's your turning about 1800 rpm at 65, that tire might be too tall depending on the load and weather or not you turn the fuel up. You can allways adjust the final overall ratio by changing the tire size up or down.it is going in a 86 f350 4x4 reg cab with 33's and 3.55 gears. Trying to decide what tranny to use also
Hello Deer Country, I've put a 4-53T Detroit in a Chevy crew cab and recently found out about this 4BT engine and am concidering putting one in a 1/2 ton Ford. My question is, how is it more simplified to use a ZF over the NV transmission? I don't know much about either except for what I have read. Were there more 4BT's used in the GM step vans than in the Ford? If so I thought there would be more parts available for GM. Maybe I'm wrong, Im just getting started. Thanks, AllenI consistently get 23-25 empty F150 4X4 3.55 and factory 15" tires. The worst I have seen loaded is 18.5. When I say loaded, 3000-7000lbs on a trailer and normally will do 20-22. I have the timing advanced and fuel turned up slightly estimated 130HP no other mods what so ever factory 105HP non intercooled. I am running the diesel ZF 5 speed not the small block and am very happy with it.
I would lean towards the 4BT but it depends what you are looking to do with the truck. I would stick with the ZF and not the NV trans, it simplifies your conversion and in the end is really no more money than an NV trans and t-case It keeps more factory parts and less custom parts.
The 727 doesn't have a rear seal like the 47RH does. Make sure you seal the joint between them.really?
Hmm would that work? I guess that would take car of the extra length etc. Wait no that still wouldnt work because the dodges have some way thing at the bottom of the adapter plate with 2 extra bolts for something?
I just picked up a nv241 dld from a 95 auto dodge truck that should bolt right in with no issues right?