T-18 input shaft lenght
NOOOOOO!!!! I finally pulled my T-150 from my '79 CJ-7 to swap in a T-18 and the input shaft on the T-18 is about 3/4 of an inch too short! When I bought it, I was told it was a Jeep T-18A from a CJ, but now I'm thinking it has to be a Ford T-18. The first gear is 6.32:1, it says T-18 on the side of the case, and has a Dana 20 Xfer case bolted to it. From what I have read, I thought Fords were supposed to bolt right up anyway and it was the output shaft you had to change. Anyone have any idea what this transmission is? I'm thinking I may be able to get a pilot bushing that is 2" long to bridge the gap, is this begging for trouble? I really don't want to swap out the input shaft if they even make the correct one. This tranny wasn't cheap to begin with. Any thoughts are appreciated!!!