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Oddball 5-speed to T-case question

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:28 am
by RevTheory
I have a wild hair that I'm not sure is even possible but would be super badass if it works. Do you guys know if a close-ratio 5-speed stick from say a Camaro can be adapted to join a transfer case for installation in a Jeep CJ-7?

All of the common transmission swaps use old truck sticks and shift like a school bus with a near useless granny 1st.

Re: Oddball 5-speed to T-case question

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:25 pm
by autogear
I'll ask my boss, but I do know the Jeep T5 has the granny gear for the 4-banger. These were factory adapted to the dana 300 T-case
You'd probably need the entire shifter and internal linkage from a jeep T5 to convert the camaro box to forward shift. Additionally, the camaro box is mounted tipped to one side 15* towards the driver, which means I doubt the mounting foot is correctly oriented for a traditional crossmember. Dont forget the early 80s 4L was torquey to kill the Jeep 4:1 1st NWC trans.

Ed Hartnett in Lansdowne PA did a lot of customized T5's; he may have some ideas. 610-623-9381 Tell him Nathan from Auto Gear sent you.

Re: Oddball 5-speed to T-case question

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:22 pm
by RevTheory
Thanks, man. I'll give him a call when I get a chance.

Re: Oddball 5-speed to T-case question

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:07 am
by RevTheory
I wonder if trying to hang a t-case off the back of a Muncie 4-speed would be an easier deal :-k

Re: Oddball 5-speed to T-case question

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:29 pm
by autogear
Advance Adapters has a kit. Or they used to. We've built them for customers. Its a special mainshaft and tailhsg for the Muncie. We've almost always done them with our 2.98 1st gear on the rockcrusher platform.

The other road might be to get a Jeep T5, and put a factory replacement 2.95 camaro non-WC gearset in it. Let me know what Ed says.

Re: Oddball 5-speed to T-case question

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:20 pm
by RevTheory
Sounds good. Will do!

Re: Oddball 5-speed to T-case question

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:49 pm
by xr4x4ti
I would use the case from a Jeep AX-15 transmission with the gears from the Toyota Supra version the R154 that came in the late 80's Supra Turbo's.

Tim