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4.3 V6 in a Series truck
« on: March 09, 2009, 08:51:56 PM »
It looks like it's finally going to happen.

Advance Adapters is in the final phase of production on the first adapters that will connect a New Venture 3550 5 speed to a Series transfer case.
It's been a long wait but I think it will be worth it, it's a great adapter.





One of the cool things is that the flange that bolts to the transmission can be "clocked" which will rotate the entire engine / tranny / tcase around the driveshafts.
This will effectively shift the engine up and to the right, towards centre. This is very handy to reduce exhaust clearance issues.

The adapter will work with several other transmissions including the AX15.

I have the 4.3 out of a '92 GMC Sonoma and the NV3550 5 speed out of a '04 Jeep.

The adapter should be here by the end on March, can't wait.

Stripping the truck now to get ready.

Pete

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Re: 4.3 V6 in a Series truck
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 10:23:37 PM »
Pete,
Great to hear.
Let me know when you are ready and If I'm off I can give you a hand.

Chad

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Re: 4.3 V6 in a Series truck
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 11:41:01 PM »
Cool! Can't wait to see the new truck start to come together. And I echo Chad's comment.
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Re: 4.3 V6 in a Series truck
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 02:46:45 AM »
AX15 too you say..............mmmmm.......A 4l 5 sp 6cylinder 109 station-wagon mmmmm.
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Re: 4.3 V6 in a Series truck
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009, 09:48:43 AM »
Thanks Chad and Niall, it'll be slow going, no "109 in a day" I'm doing a lot of other stuff to the truck at the same time.
Shooting for Moose...

John, yes, if this works well, I'll rebuild the Captain the same way.
But you might find the 4l 6 too long unless you plan to move the tcase back.

Peter

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Re: 4.3 V6 in a Series truck
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2009, 11:55:10 AM »
I had almost lost hope, and I'm ready for this part of my project.  Sign me up.

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Re: 4.3 V6 in a Series truck
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009, 12:04:25 PM »
Other note - the AX15 is the same transmission as the Toyota R150F with the exception of different bellhousings and (interchangeable) tailhousings.  So, this adapter also opens up the possibility of Toyota engines such as the 3.0/3.4 V6 (R150F with AX15 tailhousing) or the inline 4s. 

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Re: 4.3 V6 in a Series truck
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2009, 12:50:54 PM »
A series of photo's and details on a step by step for the complete conversion would be an added bonus for those that undertake it later on would be great. A sort of "DIY"   
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Re: 4.3 V6 in a Series truck
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2009, 12:58:57 PM »
Or, the Toyota input shaft and bell fit right onto the AX15.  Use Toyota clutch disc.  Hmmmm.

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Re: 4.3 V6 in a Series truck
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2009, 01:01:06 PM »
Can't wait till this comes together.  :worship


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Re: 4.3 V6 in a Series truck
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2009, 08:02:57 PM »
A series of photo's and details on a step by step for the complete conversion would be an added bonus for those that undertake it later on would be great. A sort of "DIY"   

The Land Rover FAQ will always post any DIY stories with 8x10 glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back to be used as evidence against us...   Hmmm, I seem to have gotten distracted by Officer Obie.

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Re: 4.3 V6 in a Series truck
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2009, 08:10:55 PM »
it'll be slow going, no "109 in a day" I'm doing a lot of other stuff to the truck at the same time.

109 in a day.  I wish.  Sometimes I think that I've got the never ending project.   It's been 3.5 years since WASHME burned and came over to my barn for a strip down and rebuild.

Jeff Meyer was over last weekend on Sunday and we made some progress.

http://www.fourfold.org/bens/LandRover/WASHME/20090309/index.html

She's a bit of a Franken Rover.  Every time that I find a part that is missing due to being melted, I go upstairs and find something from the spares pile.   There are parts from at least 6 different Rovers in there.   Maybe more.  I've lost track.

He'll be back this weekend. With luck we'll get her driving under her own power by Sunday night.  Mostly it's just the wiring harness to go now (and some luck).    :109_truck

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Re: 4.3 V6 in a Series truck
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2009, 08:34:00 PM »
Pete, any early indications of price?

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Re: 4.3 V6 in a Series truck
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2009, 09:28:21 PM »
Dave,

Matthew Jackson from Advance Adapters has just joined the forum under the name "Blue Bomber" Imagine that!
Anyway I'll let him field that question.

Cheers

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4.3 V6 in a Blue 88!!!
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2009, 12:23:27 PM »
Pete,

I'm looking forward to receiving lots of large packages in the mail. I'll be sure to pick through the good stuff and forward on to you what I don't need.  :biggrin

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