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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-17-2002, 02:10 PM
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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!!!
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Re: T-18 input shaft lenght

No sweat-you need the pilot bushing adapter. Advance Adapter makes the about $30. Got mine through Parts Mike-


I think ok 4 wheel drive has them also. Mine was for a 304 so the part number may be different. And yes it will bolt to the T150 bell housing. Some very minor modification is required.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-17-2002, 05:24 PM
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If the front bolt pattern on the T18 matches the T150 (butterfly pattern) then it's a Ford. Shaft should be about 7 1/4" if out of a CJ.

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Re: T-18 input shaft lenght

shaft is about 6.5 inches from a FORD T18, the Ford T18 has a bolt pattern identicalk to the T150, while the Jeep T18 has 2 bolts closer together on one side.

the PTO covers are on opposite sides also, butid have to go outside and look to tell you which is which

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Re: T-18 input shaft lenght

jeep pto's are drivers side.. on the t18
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 10-21-2002, 11:21 AM
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Thanks guys, I got the adapter the other night and it fixed me right up, and only $20 to boot!
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