Monthly Archives: January 2013

heavy weight lifter

To my surprise i could lift that trans jacks table almost up to the tailgates height so lifting the trans with the bellhousing mounted was not really a big back breaking task. It is chained to the jack and awaiting … Continue reading

Posted in np445 - four on the floor, the dodge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

more fun assembling

  I was lucky to find a 13/16 closed end wrench in my buddies tool tray so i could join these. The throwout bearing is greased and sitting on the input bearing retainer, the fork ball has been greased and … Continue reading

Posted in np445 - four on the floor, the dodge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

assembly fun

Aloha folks, while pulling stuff apart is cool, assembling new or good used parts is more fun! Today i installed the flywheel (using red thread locker, the blue is MIA) after i thoroughly cleaned off all surfaces with brake cleaner. … Continue reading

Posted in np445 - four on the floor, the dodge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It’s in the details

Today, 30 minutes ago, another goodie came in. User “irongoose” from the Ramchargercentral.com board sent me a good used chrome bezel and leather boot for the t-case shifter!   It ties into the trucks used look perfectly and was exactly … Continue reading

Posted in np445 - four on the floor, the dodge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

until wrenching does you apart

Yesterday = busy day. My buddy and me went to town and tore out the remaining drivetrain. He came in a bit late which gave me more time to drain all the oils and remove the last small parts of … Continue reading

Posted in np445 - four on the floor, the dodge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dismantling

Happy dismantling party or what? All linkages are disconnected, the automatics kickdown and shift linkage is set aside. Gonna clean and sell everything once i am confident with the swap. Driveshafts came out pretty easy and still look good (paint … Continue reading

Posted in np445 - four on the floor, the dodge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This and that…

Aloha folks! Preparations for the tranny swap AND the EZ-EFI install continue while i installed new used manifolds (initial test fit to find out how to mod the factory y-pipe), pound a new gasket into the trans input bearing retainer … Continue reading

Posted in np445 - four on the floor, the dodge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment