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Broken transfer case........

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Texican, Jun 29, 2005.

  1. Texican

    Texican s-Moderator

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    The street in front of my shop claimed my 3rd t case this afternoon, my brother was pulling my truck into the shop to close, and he kinda dumped the clutch, we heard a loud bang and she was bleeding....
    got a trip on the hook til I can install another one...
    broke.JPG oil.JPG wreker.JPG
     
  2. Poser

    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Got Orion Butch?


    ;)
     
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    rusty_tlc Dain Bramaged Member

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  4. Texican

    Texican s-Moderator

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    I'm skeered of them, don't think I could put one together...... :D :D

    We talked about one, I don't have an event til ICBM.
    Butch
     
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    Where's the tech? ;p
     
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    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    hey.....isn't steve supposed to say that :confused:
     
  7. Josie'sLandCruiser

    Josie'sLandCruiser Stop calling it a "FJ."

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    Hi All:

    You might consider switching to the "split" type t-case found in the 60 & 70 Series - the ones found in the early FJ60s have a low range of 2.28. The "split" t-case is also much stronger than earlier TLC t-cases.

    Regards,

    Alan
    Seattle
     
  8. Cruiserdrew

    Cruiserdrew On the way there SILVER Star

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    Yep this is true, but how do you mate a split case to an SM420?

    Also, it's the later split cases (85-89) that have the lower gear ratio.
     
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    Did that T/C have a "case-saver" installed to it?

    (there's some tech....sorta')
     
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    there is one of Don's savers on there.....
    this one blew the whole bottom out, we found the freeze plug looking thingie on the pavement.
    Butch
     
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    Ouch!!!! That's what little brothers are for right? Sounds like it is Orion time.........

    Cheers,

    tp
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    please tell me you had drained all the floaties from CM from the fluid....

    hehehe

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  14. Tigerstripe40

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    Advance adapters makes one that you can use.
    It requires driveshaft mod's though because it's a 'long' style adapter using a spud shaft.

    AA part number 50-2603 $525.91

    http://www.advanceadapters.com/catalog/063.html

    IMHO, this is the best split t-case 'adapter' for an SM420

    http://www.marlincrawler.com/dual_toybox.html
    :flipoff2:
     
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    if you already have a 420, why not go chevy transfer case, NP205 or 203-205, or dana300 or atlas, why bother with a toyota transfer case?
     
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    Requires swapping a rear axle, custom lengths, custom drivelines, etc...

    Go ORION or Split T/C... :D
     
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    Kurt-Is it possible to mate a split case to an SM420? THat would be a very desirable combination as I think of my 3 speed case as the weak link in my FJ40s drive line.
     
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    Look at Post #14...
     
  19. Cruiserdrew

    Cruiserdrew On the way there SILVER Star

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    Tiger-I understand completely. The SM420 is plenty low, I don't need or want a $1700 "adapter" to suck up my driveline length. I was just thinking if there were a way to adapt a split case to an SM420, with say a plate adapter and a special input gear, I would do that since I have a spare split case.

    edit-the AA setup looks close and not as long as I thought. That might be the ticket. Thanks for the link.
     
  20. Tigerstripe40

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    There isn't a plate adapter available I'm afraid (or I would be using a split case myself).

    You can also use a later 4speed 1 piece style t-case (a little stornger than the 3 speed, , but you need to get a special input gear (available from Cruiser Outfitters). This is what I am using.
    IIRC This is the same gear that was in the 'transitional' t-case in 74 IIRC.

    PErsonally, I feel that if I am gonna loose 5" of driveshaft, I might as well put some gearing in there to go with it.