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Old 05-04-2011, 03:36 PM
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Swapping a 5 speed for my 465

I just saw an ad on craigslist for a guy parting out a '99 silverado. I can get the 5 speed for $300. It's out of a 4x4, and I want to use it in place of the 4 speed 465 trans in my 2 WD 1987 truck. Is that a huge pain to swap? Can I just unbolt it from the transfer case? I really don't know.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:41 PM
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You would need the 2wd tail shaft. I'm not sure what all is involved in making that part work.. However, I would only consider the trans if it is the NV-4500 ( granny 1st ). if it is the NV- 3500, it's pretty weak, and gaining a 5th gear isn't worth it IMO
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Thanks for the heads up. I agree. I'm only interested in the 4500. It's coming out of a 1999 silverado with the 4.8 V8. Maybe someone here knows how to identify the difference?
Also, maybe someone knows if it's easy to swap the tailshaft housing?
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4.8L is going to have a 3500 behind it.. Has to be a 5.3L or 6.0L to get a 4500 and then it has to be a 1500HD at least... easiest way I know to tell them apart is, the 3500 has an integral bellhousing..

I'm trying to find a 4500 for my '95, not looking real hard now cause the 3500 isn't blown up yet. but the 3rd gear syncronizers are jamming every once in a while, which is what there known to do
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Thanks! This guy claimed it is a 7 spline shaft (don't know if it is the input or output he was talking about), and he also said he would include the bellhousing since he knows I'm swapping it into an old school type engine. He said the '99 has both LS and earlier bolt pattern. I wonder if this guy is on the up and up?
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Everything I read about these says 10 spline input. Bummed. Maybe the guy can't count?
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I would have him get you a picture of the trans. 4.8 with a 4500 behind it wouldn't be impossible I guess, just very unlikely.. Bolt pattern didn't change between the SBC and the LS engines, but it will require a special flywheel to use the 4.8L trans
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Special flywheel, like a differently weighted one? Something available through a speed shop like summit/jegs?
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The required depth of the 2 engines is diffrent. the conversion flywheel is flared out or in. but it is commonly available I think
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Thanks again!
Maybe I should just look for an earlier NV4500? I think they made these as early as '90, right?
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'89 I think. '88 I'm pretty sure was the 1 OBS year that the SM-465 was still available.

K2500, 3500 or F44 optioned 1500 5spd truck would have the NV-4500.. Should all work good in your '87
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