NV3500 In B-Body

New Hemi Engine Swap

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    66poly318 New Member

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    Cool, thanks for the knowledge. I'll be on the hunt for a dakota donor. You gave me all I need to know.

    I'll keep everyone posted on my progress...
     
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    for my 360la and nv3500 project ive decided the pilot shaft does not go up into the crank far enough to use the old style pilot bushing. I will be trying to get the magnum bushing onto the back of my crank or make something..
     
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    Thats good to know.
     
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    the magnum pilot bearing looks like it will fit the 360la crank end where the tourgue converter connects up.

    How will you connect or get a speedometer setup on the nv3500??
     
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    Ahhhhh, I though the new hemi's were orange? You know that orange paint is worth another 100hp.......
     
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    kb67, can we get an update on this swap ? How has it been holding up to the 5.7 ? I'm heavily considering this swap behind my 318 and wonder how you like the throw of the shifter ? Did anything ever come of the questionable 1-2 synchro's ?

    Thanks for the write up, it's answered a lot of questions.
     
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    So I learned last year that trans I swapped in was just plain wore out. Those synchros and eventually led to a vibration. So Last year I swapped in another with only 36k miles on it. I love the trans in the car. The only thing I should probably adjust is where my slave cylinder bolts to my clutch pedal so that I get a longer throw on the clutch. The trans seems to be holding up fine so far. I guess you could say I killed one already but I honestly feel that was just pure wear.

    I have that one here you could rebuild if you want it, I would give it to a good home.
     
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      Thanks, but probably not worth shipping.

      How would you rate the shifter throw ? Does it seem short enough for a car ? It's been a minute since i've driven a Dakota with a manual, and can't remember how "truck like" the shift was.
       
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      I can't say it bothers me at all. If that seems to be an issue for you just get a short throw shifter for it. I know someone makes one as I have seen it for sale.
       
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        Cool. Now i wonder if the shifter will come thru in the correct spot for my factory console.