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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-12-2000, 04:52 PM
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T-18 Install Trouble. Need Help

Hey Guys,

I finally got my rig back from the shop that it has been sitting in for 2 months waiting to be worked on and the T-18 is all rebuilt with the short shaft kit from Hicks installed and everything SEEMED ready to go. When i unloaded the
junk T-150 i noticed that the input shafts were slight different. I have
pics and blurbs at: http://206.190.221.121/t18.htm to make explain
everything better than what i can do with words. Do i have a problem here?
Do i have to change shafts AGAIN??

Thanks

Kevin
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Re: T-18 Install Trouble. Need Help

simple.

you need the special $39 pilot bushing from AA, or Parts Mike.


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Before you go buying the pilot bushing measure the diameter of both input shafts where it rides inside the bushing. If they are the same you can use your existing pilot bushing, though you should replace it while you have the tranny out. The AA pilot bushing is only needed when using a Ford input shaft as the Jeep input shaft has the same diameter as the T150. It just depends if Hicks used a Ford input or a Jeep input. Call them and ask for their advice.

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Re: T-18 Install Trouble. Need Help

either way, he needs the special pilot that sticks out of the crank recess about .250 to help hold that input shaft.



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Re: T-18 Install Trouble. Need Help

thanks guys,

i will call Hicks and ask them. I though it should have been in their kit?? hmmmm

I will keep yall updated

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I saw your pictures and you have the Ford/Borg-Warner input shaft. You absolutely need the special pilot bushing, which will have a larger diameter and fit in a machined area in your crank about 3/4" out from your original pilot bushing bore.
If any one is interested I have a drawing of the T150 vs. T18 input shat dimensions. I will attach it to this post.
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Re: T-18 Install Trouble. Need Help

Thanks Mizu,

That is exactly what i want to hear. Yahoo. Is this special bushing the one that Hicks included with their kit? I didnt get one with my kit but Hicks said they would send one. Is the the beast?

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Howdy Kevin

I am going to be doing the exact same swap soon . Where did you get the spacer that goes between the T-18 and D20 ? With the Hicks mainshaft installed would the stock JEEP factory adapter work or did you have to deal with Advance ?? And I was just curious as to how you are going to deal with the extended linkage for the transfer case shifter? Thanks for any advice !

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The pilot bushing is about 1.5 inches O.D. and 5/8" I.D. and 5/8' thick, if my memory serves me correctly.
With a Ford T18 you cannot use a jeep adapter. You will have to go with either Advance Adapters (http://www.advanceadapters.com) or Novak enterprises (http://www.novak-adapt.com). Both have web sites and both kits come with everything you need to adapt the T18 to a D18, D20, or D300 including the main shaft and adaptor. You are looking at 450.00-500.00 for the kit.
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Re: T-18 Install Trouble. Need Help

I got my Ford T-18 to Dana 300 adapter from No Excuses in NJ for $100 cheaper than AA's price. The pilot bushing did not come with the kit so I ordered one. The Adapter was dropped shipped from AA (same adapter only cheaper from No Excuses!). They have some great prices on other jeep stuff to. Shopping around really pays off!

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