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Anthony Prescott

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« on: November 06, 2010, 05:35:58 PM »

big block work truck... need a strong 4 or 5 speed manual. whats the strongest there is?  this is for  a canyon recovery truck. i want the reliability of the old ones from the 60´s and 70´s. anyway. whats the best one out there??? thanks.- a
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2010, 05:37:00 PM »

maybe the 4 speed used in the d-600 pickups? what are those?
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2010, 05:57:12 PM »

To me, the most logical way to do this is to install the 18 spline Hemi four speed behind your BB.

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010, 12:45:22 PM »

this is for a car though, right? unless they made a hemi tranny for a truck? never seen one, but i dont get out much. is there a hemi truck application with a granny gear?
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010, 05:57:23 PM »

I don't know if you want to spring for big bucks, but check out Kiesler.  They may be able to modify a trans for a super low #1.  Just a thought. . .   Manuals aren't my thing.  Although I've owned a bunch over the years all the way up to 13 speeds.
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010, 06:07:10 PM »

One option to consider is a trans from an older International Harvester or older Jeep.
Both used New Process transmissions that were bullet proof and had  the bull low gear you are looking for.
A Mopar bell housing should bolt up to it no problem since  the majority of truck manufacturers used the NP trannies at one time or another.
 
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2010, 06:38:57 PM »

what about the t-18 out of a 67 jeep gladiator? i know they dont make an adaptor for it, but i have a friend who makes all kinds of castings. is it srtong enough??
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2010, 06:40:02 PM »

t 18 is BW. its been sitting in the garage for a few years, 12xxx miles on it
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2010, 01:43:50 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2010, 06:23:46 AM »

You want a truck transmission with a granny gear. Hate to say it, but Ford made one heck of a tough 3/4 ton truck 4speed which has the granny gear. Have to find out which ones they are, but they should be fairly common cast iron cased, non-synchro first gear toploader tranny. I think the last thing you want is an aluminum cased tranny for this application or a Keisler (sorry Steve). The Keislers may be able to handle 600+hp, but he needs the rock-crawling heavy duty case, and on the other side, Jeep T-18 may be a little bit on the light side for this work also, torque application is the key and grunting and groaning, not maximum capability, needs to be taken into account.
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« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2010, 06:44:16 AM »

ford used t18, t19, and t98. the best of those is the t18 so far. keep it coming. thanks
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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2010, 08:53:07 AM »

Ford also used the NP 435 from Chrysler, as did Chevy.
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2010, 02:56:48 PM »

Bulletproof first gears that give you a top speed of 12mph at 5000rpm, what else can you ask for?
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« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2010, 05:45:43 PM »

The chrysler NV4500 used in the V10 and diesel applications are pretty stout trannies.  The only thing to watch out for is on a older tranny that has not been rebuilt then the 5th gear nut can work loose and you`ll loose 5th.

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