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Old March 24th, 2016, 04:24 PM
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Here's another shot that shows how low the box hangs down with the LT230 level.

I might try and use the factory LT230 shifter to control the T-case, and an extra shifter for the range box, not decided yet.

As far as supporting the whole mess in the frame, because it is all going behind a 6BT, mounting is a big issue. I'll have to try and build something that allows some torsional looseness, I want the big 6BT mounts at the front controlling most of the torsional loading.
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This is also a really good way to clock the LT230, it looks like you have a Ford 203 with a GM input swap (the Ford has the six stud holes pre-drilled) but on the GM and Dodge 203's those six holes need to be drilled and tapped. The user could do that at different (within reason) angles and clock the LT230, eith for ground clearence or for clearing automatic transmission pans, etc.

For everyone else this setup will also work behind most American transmissions, 700r4, 4L80e, SM465, TH350/400, or 727 if you wanted to go Hemi, or even behind a C4 or (I think) NP465 if you wanted to do Ford.

And you get some extra gears and shifters!
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Since we are getting really technical, the Ford NP203 is the only one that actually works. The case is a mirror image of the Dodge/GM case, so everything interchanges, but the GM/Dodge case has the shifter on the opposite side, and the large bump fouls the LT230. The Ford case fits like it was designed to be there.

Like you noticed, part of the appeal for doing this is that you can mate it just about any trans. If I ever decide to swap out the NV and 6bt combo for an LS and newer trans, it's a snap. The other bonus is that there are nearly no custom parts - The only custom bit is a chunk of aluminum plate which requires really basic machining, and the cut-down and re-splined NP203 output, which Moser or Dutchman can handle for 200 bucks or so. You do need a gear EDMed to 32 spline, but these can be sourced pretty easily - I think Tony (16kpsi) has the .dxf and any competent EDM guy can knock one out.







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This is also a really good way to clock the LT230, it looks like you have a Ford 203 with a GM input swap (the Ford has the six stud holes pre-drilled) but on the GM and Dodge 203's those six holes need to be drilled and tapped. The user could do that at different (within reason) angles and clock the LT230, eith for ground clearence or for clearing automatic transmission pans, etc.

For everyone else this setup will also work behind most American transmissions, 700r4, 4L80e, SM465, TH350/400, or 727 if you wanted to go Hemi, or even behind a C4 or (I think) NP465 if you wanted to do Ford.

And you get some extra gears and shifters!
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