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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt's_97 View Post
    Damn you. I can make space. Back to google i go. lol



    Edit - No dice on spline counts and that things friggin retarded. lol
    I see...there doesn't look like there is a simple way to get a 271 bolted to a GM transmission. Oh well...it's a little too big, anyway.

    If you are going with the 4L80, you could go all out and get yourself a Ford 205 and swap in the GM TH400 input. Both of those versions of the 205 use the large input bearing case and a female input (31 on the Ford and the 32 on the GM). This can be done with used OEM parts. It looks like all you will need after the T-case is just the 4L80 to 241 adapter.

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/newbi...205-4l80e.html

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/gener...ord-205-a.html

    There is a lot more threads on this on Pirate if you were inclined to search more.


    As well, you could also use the NWF adapter which is very short and cheap to bolt the case the tranny as well: http://www.northwestfab.com/Ford-NP2...er_p_1899.html
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    Hmmm. Interesting. Graham messaged me this morn and suggested th400 and 205. Pretty sure Ryan with the jimmy's chasis/rockwell buggy has a th400 bolted to his 6L. Wonder how a 5.3 or 6 to 400 to 205 will compute with OBD2 and VSS and what not and all go together for that matter regarding flexplate/spacer, torque converter. I'm liking this idea. Bolt up beef tcase with fixed outputs. Damn, had a 205 kicking around here a few weeks ago i think...........and my jtruck has a th400. lol. Little more google-fuing action.

    Thanks for the info/ideas Cheyne!
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    Personally, I would not bother with the TH400. You won't have an OD or a lock up TC and have to mess with the goofy throttle pedal as well as a tranny that soaks up more power. It won't be a very good road cruiser. You could do a lock up TH350 on the cheap and it would be easier to fit and be a better cruiser with the lock up.

    As for the VSS, you should be able to get one that screws into the speedo drive on the rear output of the 205.

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    Might have a line on LQ4/4l80. Supposedly both ran good when pulled a few days ago. Little worried about 400k on them but also heard they can last as long as a diesel if cared for. Hmmm

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    400K is too much for an engine and tranny that you want to drop in. It would have to be free or close to it. At that mileage they are only worth what they would be valued at as usable cores. Probably $300 - $500 for the pair.

    LS engines aren't magical and 400K is a lot. And if that tranny has never been rebuilt, it's due. Also, be aware that 99-00 LQ4's have iron heads.

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    Guys unsure if rebuilt or replaced before he pulled it but said it ran fine. $700 for the combo out of a 2004. The k does scare me tho. Thinkin i best hold off

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    As far as I'm concerned, that mileage makes for questionable longevity no matter what engine it is. Especially when you have no way of verifying the service history to review whether either the engine or transmission has ever been rebuilt or replaced.

    I'd say it's worth it if you can get the whole truck, or everything you would want out of the truck, AND were planning on rebuilding the engine....otherwise, I'd pass.

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    This hurt a little. But what's left is 4" lower, 3" back and racked 2 degrees. Time to pick up some tube i guess.




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    Another issue is the driverside manifold dumps down right on my 3 link. Thought about swapping sides and looping around front but still no room or flipping and going up. Also looked at different stock manifolds with different dumps but nothing looks like a good solution. Jakflash popped by and suggested a weldup header kit which seems like the best solution as of right now. Might even attempt to make my own. sketchy. lol. Any good local suppliers for for a kit and flanges? Or if i plasma a flange a place to get it machined?


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    I had to wrap my DS over to the PS to get it to dump past the skid plate. I passed it forward and as close as possible to oil pan as i could where the pan drops down. It's all flanged as I have to remove my exhaust if i have to drop the oil pan. It's tight as fakk as i retained both CATS but it works. I would have loved "Twice Pipes" but there's just no room with the driveshaft and arms.
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    Interesting. Got a pic? I forgot but i'll post a pic of my dilemma later.

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    I'll snap a few tonight when i get home and post them up for ya.

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    So here's my problem





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    Run it like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverKill View Post
    Run it like that?
    Lol

    A little cowl narrowing


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    It is very close to the bottom of firewall.


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    Hopefully, someone can confirm but I believe the 97-00 vette folds will solve your problem and you get a superior flowing manifold if you don't want to do headers.


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    On the second thought, your motor mounts might be in the way....and your top ink....jeez....

    The drivers side F body fold might work better:

    Last edited by CTD NUT; 11-26-2015 at 08:25 PM.

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    If your engine is not offset to the passenger side a little bit, it should be. This will help with clearance issues. The drivers side F body fold pulls the collector in tight to the block and dumps up high. I think it will be the best bet for an OEM option if you don't want to do headers.

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    Ya, thought about passenger a bit but still don't think that would do the trick. Still be into link and passenger is tight ish as well. Wish I had a stack of headers to play with lol

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