1969 Patrol Transmission Swap is Happening!

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Postby seth1001 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:28 am

The process has begun. In my previous posting, viewtopic.php?f=21&t=5406 ...I promised that a modern 5-speed transmission swap was happening. Though there's actually not that many of us following it, I'm sure most of you believed it would never happen and it would fall by the wayside like so many others before it. But like all of history's bravest men, I've charged headlong into a boondoggle the likes of which few have ever seen. All the parts have been ordered at an astounding cost...and the process of discovery has begun. Will it work? Can it even be done? Is it all just a gigantic waste of time and money!? Well...hard to say. I'm already starting with a different engine, but at least it's still an inline six. Regardless of what you're dealing with, this project will show you what happens when a man with limited knowledge tries to blaze a trail that, as far he knows, has never been blazed. The journey begins with this YouTube video. https://youtu.be/CY6pOKQpr4Y
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Postby yitzac1990 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:16 am

what engine are you going with?
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Postby seth1001 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:06 pm

yitzac1990 wrote:what engine are you going with?


It already had a Chevy 292 in it when I bought it so that's what I'm stuck with. It would have been cool and more useful for people if I had the original P engine, but at least it's a straight six so some things will still be applicable. However, we'll see if I can keep that engine or if I have to go to a V8 to make the new transmission fit.
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Postby r1lark » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:29 am

Looking forward to more videos!
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Postby yitzac1990 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:36 pm

seth1001 wrote:
yitzac1990 wrote:what engine are you going with?


It already had a Chevy 292 in it when I bought it so that's what I'm stuck with. It would have been cool and more useful for people if I had the original P engine, but at least it's a straight six so some things will still be applicable. However, we'll see if I can keep that engine or if I have to go to a V8 to make the new transmission fit.


Take a look at my current build thread in the Projects section, and let me know if you need any help! I just finished up the drivetrain portion of my LS-SM465-Dana18 swap
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Postby seth1001 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:50 pm

yitzac1990 wrote:
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yitzac1990 wrote:what engine are you going with?


It already had a Chevy 292 in it when I bought it so that's what I'm stuck with. It would have been cool and more useful for people if I had the original P engine, but at least it's a straight six so some things will still be applicable. However, we'll see if I can keep that engine or if I have to go to a V8 to make the new transmission fit.


Take a look at my current build thread in the Projects section, and let me know if you need any help! I just finished up the drivetrain portion of my LS-SM465-Dana18 swap



I have been following it. Looks like it's coming along nicely. I'm sure I'll have questions for you if I end up getting a V8, but we'll see if I need to go that way.
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Postby yitzac1990 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:40 pm

Does the Chevy I6 have the same bellhousing bolt pattern as an SBC?
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Postby seth1001 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:04 pm

yitzac1990 wrote:Does the Chevy I6 have the same bellhousing bolt pattern as an SBC?


It does
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Postby yitzac1990 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:26 pm

cool, then it should be pretty easy to bolt up!
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Postby seth1001 » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:40 pm

The saga is continuing. Here's the latest video. https://youtu.be/DkLv6VW-Dmk. My work is a little ahead of the videos but editing is hard...that's what it boils down to. I'll have a couple more in the next month I wager.
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Postby yitzac1990 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:56 am

whats the estimated length of the trans and TC once its all together? I still think you will have rear driveshaft issues because of how long the trans is
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Postby seth1001 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:46 pm

yitzac1990 wrote:whats the estimated length of the trans and TC once its all together? I still think you will have rear driveshaft issues because of how long the trans is


I've always suspected as much. But I'm going to give it a try nevertheless. I'm not sure exactly how long it's going to be. I'm going to get the original stuff out and set them side by side for measurements....hopefully within a week.
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Postby seth1001 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:40 pm

Here's a little side note video I made on dealing with driveshaft length. https://youtu.be/aZMj_a5xmEw I've got another video of the new drivetrain mostly assembled that I'm still in the process of editing. Subscribing on YouTube is the best way to make sure you don't miss out on any videos of this whole process. I don't make any money off of any of these videos yet...but maybe one day.
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Postby seth1001 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:45 am

Here's a link to the next chapter in this saga. https://youtu.be/E8GKiP4H0yQ
At this point I've got everything fused together for the replacement transmission and transfer case. Here's a teaser picture just to show you what it looks like.

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Postby yitzac1990 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:47 pm

whats the total length? from bellhousing mounting face to rear output flange face?
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