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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-14-2004, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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building custom adapter

so in light of the cost of a novak adapter or a aa adapter, i'm going to try and build my own. here is my plan. use a sm465 4x4 with a ten spline output, cut the adapter that came with it for i think a 205, use the part that holds the bearings on and fabricate the rest to adapt it to the 300, and have a place make me a stub adapter to connect the two. i also plan on clocking the tcase and have the tranny and tcase share fluid. any suggestions on doing this or am i just nuts for trying.
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Re: building custom adapter

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Not in my opinion but I'm no expert!
Good luck! [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
I'm interested in seeing what you come up with. I've concidered it myself but I don't have access to a mill or the material anymore.
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Re: building custom adapter

Go for it! I assume that you have access to the machine tools necessary - milling machine for sure, maybe a lathe, and a surface grinder would be nice.

If it works you're WAY ahead, in dollars AND experience AND satisfaction. If it doesn't, you're out only time and a few bucks worth of material, but still ahead in experience. Just wait until you're sure of the rest of the stuff before you have the special adapter made.
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Re: building custom adapter

Finding someone who has the correct gear grinders for the two splines is harder than i thought, i can get the correct tcase input shaft with 10 spline input from novak for 185. i'm still going to go through with making one, have already started cutting and milling the back of the sm465. will post pics as soon as i get them up loaded
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