In the spirit of trying to bring this forum back to life I am going to cross post this thread, no peeking in the other forum or you will ruin it
I threw this together quick, I am at work. Sorry for the lack of details, I can give more or let this thread die if there is no interest. I think there is some potential in this area that needs to be explored. This set up can be used in a sami, Trackkick or Toyota behind a 1.6 or 22R with a sami, Toyota or Trackkick (?) case.
I've posted a bit about this and got a few E-mails about it, I ran across a few pics and thought I would post them before I lose these too.
I haven't figured everything out yet, but basically there is a series of 4-speed automatics built by Asian Warner that share a similar main core. Some of the applications include Volvo, Toyota and our beloved Trackkick 4-Speed. The auto is excellent off road but because of the complexity of the wiring, most who choose this route are stuck with the Trackkick 3-speed. This is a great transmission off road, but on road the lack of an overdrive is a killer.
Kind of as a side project I did a little research and decided to play around a bit. I got ahold of a Volvo (cheapest/easiest to find, paid $59) to play around with. This version is mechanically controlled, not electronic like the Trackkick 4-speed. So, no wires or computer to hook up. A Trackkick 4-speed bellhousing will bolt right up. This transmission has a flanged output so it would be easy to connect to the sami T-case.
I went a little further and made an adapter to mount a Toyota T-case to it. I did it all in my driveway with $50 worth of aluminum and everyday tools, not too tough. Here are some pics: