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Made a decision(ish). I'm going to 'cheap' out by buying the Novak adapter then putting it back together as is. I'd like to upgrade the front output - and very well may after I pull the t-case apart - but won't at this moment (unless, it's the noise I'm hearing in 4wd, then I may change my mind again). I'm getting a much lower 1st gear with the NV4500, so I may not need or want 4:1 gears. Not using the Atlas because it's 1 1/2" longer overall, and I actually gain some driveshaft length with this conversion....

It struck me this morning that I'll be taking the last, mechanical part out of this vehicle that was made by Toyota when the transmission goes... ah well, to me the spirit of Toyota is using the best parts available* - so there it is.


*I'll put feathers on that - when the '40 came out, Jeeps were powered by 4 cyl motors...
 

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Hey, SBG, is your exhaust still routed out in front of your rear tire? I'm having to run the same style exhaust that you have, and I am debating whether to drop it out behind the rear tire, or in front. Do you have any exhaust smell when driving or any thoughts on which you think is better?
 
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It struck me this morning that I'll be taking the last, mechanical part out of this vehicle that was made by Toyota when the transmission goes... ah well, to me the spirit of Toyota is using the best parts available* - so there it is.
The door handles are still Toyota, right? Windshield wiper motor? I can't think of anything else mechanical on your 40 that might be Toyota.
 
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The door handles are still Toyota, right? Windshield wiper motor? I can't think of anything else mechanical on your 40 that might be Toyota.
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Hey, SBG, is your exhaust still routed out in front of your rear tire? I'm having to run the same style exhaust that you have, and I am debating whether to drop it out behind the rear tire, or in front. Do you have any exhaust smell when driving or any thoughts on which you think is better?
no, I don't smell it at all... I also have cats on both exhausts to reduce the smell (and bonus of being a USFS allowed spark arrester)
 
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I have the clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, hydraulic bearing on its way, but the other half is here
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I'm hoping I'm very close to finishing the vette for its debut in 18 days, if that goes well, I'll have a month to get the '40 back into ready-to-wheel condition....
 

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