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Re: Lots of Questions

Postby dodgeboykim » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:41 pm

zmandan wrote:I guess the question now is ... Can I find an input shaft that I can put in the 86 trans to work with my bellhousing. My luck is that my 66 input shaft will not work in the 86 trans... bearing type, ratio etc., etc., etc. And from what I understand, the rear of the 66 trans does not have the correct bolt pattern for the TC adaptor to bolt up (and I’m sure that would require a different output shaft!!!!!!!)

I guess the admonishment I got in a PM earlier to, “just get the right parts” is justified.

My hope with this setup was to eliminate a drive shaft and two u joints! But it sounds like it may be more like Pandora’s box :banghead

Thanks for the input

Anyone got any good news? :pale

Maybe 2WD ain’t so bad!

Dan



You could use all the 86 parts from bell housing/Clutch etc through to T case cross member with 86 T case. Hydraulic slave can be adapted to the 86 Bell housing. Remove the cross member that spans from the rear spring perch area(Completely). Your 86 T case cross member with some modifications will connect the frame together to maintain rigidness(or fabricate a new one). 69 to 71 W/D series trucks do not have the cross member near rear of springs.
My truck is younger than me.
66 W100. 70 D 500 with 69 Hiab Speed Loader. 96 Ram 3500 Club Cab Cummin's 5 spd. 97 Ram 1500 Club Cab 5.9 gas auto. 83 W200 L/B 360 auto on propane.
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Re: Lots of Questions

Postby soopernaut » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:47 pm

zmandan wrote:
Anyone got any good news? :pale


Dan


I didn't think the NP205 was available in 86. Maybe it is all stuff swapped in.

Edit: The NP205 was standard in 86 on 1 tons and some 3/4 tons. Most trucks got the NP208 but I'm not sure which 3/4 tons got the 205.
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Re: Lots of Questions

Postby zmandan » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:41 pm

Just texted the guy again. The trans/xfer case is out of a 1988 w350... so one ton.

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Re: Lots of Questions

Postby zmandan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:24 am

It looks like if I can get a 65 or earlier input shaft I might be able to swap it to the 88 model NP 435. Everything I read indicates they used a tapered bearing on the input shaft starting in 66 through early 86. This means that my 66 would have a tapered bearing and the 88 would be a ball bearing. But the earlier (62-65 I think) had a ball bearing. Might be a long shot but it’s worth a try!

So, anybody have a pre 66 NP435 input shaft (and retainer) or know a good vendor who might?

Or could the shafts be the same with only a different bearing and retainer???
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Re: Lots of Questions

Postby zmandan » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:32 am

When I search online the only difference I see in the descriptions for the Dodge input shafts is the length, diameter and spline & gear tooth count. There seems to be no delineation on the bearing type ball vs tapered roller. So confusing!! :thinking
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