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Old 11-19-2004, 06:42 AM
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R154 5 speed - Anyone using them?

I know the Toyota R154 5-speed trans is stout and will hold a fair amount of HP (and relatively cheap). I'm thinking of putting one behind a mild 360 and stuff it in a 71 Dart. The extra gear would REALLY be nice for hiway driving. Are any of you guys using this trans?

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Certainly worth looking at

that is probably worth taking a look at (using the tranny) I think the main issue might be getting the proper bellhousing to bolt up to the 360..

just my thought..

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It's not as tough a task as you think. I haven't done it but I know it's been done down in Australia. If you use a bellhousing from a 93-00 Dodge Dakota V6, it will bolt right up to the small block. You'll also need a special clutch disk from Advance Adapters and a pilot bushing from them as well. The R154 is plenty tough. I think the biggest issue you'll have is cutting the tranny crossmember under the floor and re-inforcing it for clearance.

http://www.jeeps-offroad.com/showthread.php?t=4740

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So yes, they bolt together nicely...

R154 and $50 Dakota V6 bellhousing...

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Good transmission.
My only complaint is that the shift forks are secured to the shift rods by way 10mm head bolts. I have broken one of those bolts before. Since this is not a drag car I guess that speed shifting will not be a big issue for you...just thought I'd add my 2 cents and experience.
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