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Old 12-17-2010, 03:33 PM
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Marco , In my personal opinion, a 4500 is too heavy, and has a long gear pull between 3-4, and a used one runs 1000-1500$. As for an h55 used ones are a can of worms when it comes to being repaired.

I would either run a 700r4, or a r151 to split case, or even stash a toy box in between them! You would have overdrive, and all the gear combos needed for all types of wheelin!

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Old 12-17-2010, 06:50 PM
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One of the homegrown boys has been running a toy v8 with one, I believe with no problems, info from the grapevine...
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One of the homegrown boys has been running a toy v8 with one, I believe with no problems, info from the grapevine...
That would be Ben. He has broke a few mini T-cases but I don't believe he has blown the tranny yet!


Just snooped around and found out something I should have remembererd.....Ben running a A340E auto with double mini-cases, not a 151....
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You have have h55f now?

I would not by a nv4500 over an h55f. I was never really sold on the h55f before i put a lot a miles on mine. Now I really like it. Good low but not totally unusable on the street and 5th is nice for the highway. good ratio's and smooth shifting.
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In the '66-'77 Bronco world, some folks are using the NV3500, which is a lighter duty 5 speed used in (I think) Dodge Dakota pickups. I wonder if this tranny wouldn' t have some appeal in a 'cruiser? I don't think it has a granny 1st. Like all NV products, there are improvements/enhancements/bugs to deal with on this tranny - and a few web pages that discuss these.
I had a late 90s Dakota and the auto tranny was a POS. If this is the same one, I would avoid it like the plague.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:56 AM
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Just buy an 80

My experience with NV4500's have all been with with Cummin's powered Dodges. I don't have any complaints on how they shift personally. Shifts like a truck. Both my H42's shift like crap but have lots of miles on them. I've never driven a H55.

I'm with Randy, eliminating adapters where possible. (NV4500) But after owning my 80 now I vote an Auto with overdrive.
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:36 PM
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Hmm.. If you decide to ditch the H55, let us know what you plan to do with it!

I might be interested if I knew how much $ to get it rebuilt...
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Have a 4500 in my 40 series and wouldn't trade it for any other tranny, shifts very smooth and easy, reverse has a very low gear, and it is a 92 unit so it has the 6.34 first gear.

I have run an sm465 and it shifted like an old truck.

I also ran the stock 4 spd and it was very weak and broke.

I have an nv3500 in my Dodge, second one in less than 150k, it is JUUUUNNNK.

Go with the nv4500 and do not look back, you are running a chevy v8, so the gear gaps will not be felt. A nv4500 with the stock inline six is overkill, but with the v8 it is just right.

Just do not tow in 5th gear as the OD is not rated for towing.
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That's the first time I've ever heard of someone breaking an H42. I wonder what a good shifting H42/H55F is supposed to feel like. Methinks mine is not.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:56 PM
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I had a 383 SBC / H42 in my FJ40. Had the engine fire not totaled the truck I believe the trans would have failed in another 6 months of usage. 400 ft/lbs of touque and HP was too much for it. It was getting pretty sloppy.
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