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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-02-2001, 02:49 PM
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Alternatives to Advance Adapters?

You guys ought to know this, if anybody does....
Anybody know if there are any alternatives to advance adapters? i think i may be interested in putting a T18 in my 83 CJ7 with a 258, but am not interested in paying $500 for the adapter! are there any cheaper solutions?
i already have the T176 bellhousing that i would use with the T18 from my old T176. looks like i may be rebuilding that to replace my current weak T5, after seeing the shock of an adapter worth more than the tranny itself!

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Re: Alternatives to Advance Adapters?

Novak adapters is an alternative (www.novak-adapt.com), but they aren't cheap either. $465 for their kit.

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Re: Alternatives to Advance Adapters?

Try Rube Adapters as well. Don't know their #, so just look in a 4x4 mag to find it.




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Re: Alternatives to Advance Adapters?

I just found another T-18 at the scrap yard the other day, and can probably let the adapter off it go for pretty cheap if your interested. Otherwise just try to find a jeep T-18 with the adapter. You can usually pick up the whole thing for about $200 and then sell the tranny or keep it for spare parts. just a little looking around is all you have to do.

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Re: Alternatives to Advance Adapters?

You can try No Excuses.
http://800-932-jeep.com/shop.cfm
They carry adapters for about 25% less then list. Still pretty pricey though.

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Re: Alternatives to Advance Adapters?

crawler...
am i right in saying that the jeep t18 only has the 4:1 first gear? i thought the reason for wanting the ford tranny was because it came with the granny. if i were to get a jeep t18, will it mount up to my bell housing and d300 with no mods?

thanks for the info guys!

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Re: Alternatives to Advance Adapters?

Nope, the Jeep T18 had a 4:? 1st gear, but the Jeep T18A had the 6:32 1st gear (I should know, I have one!). The Jeep T18A bolts right in and attaches to the Dana 20 (not Dana 3000 x-case. You'll probably pay more for an orginal Jeep T18A and an adpater for the Dana 300 than you would for a Ford T18 and adapter.

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Re: Alternatives to Advance Adapters?

either way you go, the adapter from the T-18 or T-18A can be made to fit the ford T-18. A little drilling and fill the old holes and she ready to go, I know cuz I did mine.

ExtinctJeep>> Is the input shaft on the T-18A the same length as the one on the T-18 or is it shorter? Trying to decide If I should ditch the ford and jeep T-18s I have and use the T-18A I found.


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Re: Alternatives to Advance Adapters?

What did you do for the output shaft, the Novak adapter comes with a new shaft. Will the Ford T18 fit the D20 with a factory adapter from a T18 or T18A?

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Re: Alternatives to Advance Adapters?

well, since i dont have the cash to be buying a $500 adapter, or a new transfer case to mate up to a t-18, i will be rebuilding my t176. anybody know a good tranny shop in Mass that will do a bench rebuild on the low buck?

less realistic question: anybody got the adapter to a ford t-18 they want to let got for cheap? [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] heh heh, it was worth a shot, right?

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