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Old 08-20-2020, 07:16 PM   #1
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Nv4500 swap question

Assembling a 350 with a nv4500 for my 1980 GMC. Question, my current clutch rod goes into the drivers side. The nv4500 is on passenger side. How have you guys tackled this?
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Old 08-20-2020, 09:35 PM   #2
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Re: Nv4500 swap question

New BH or a hydraulic clutch are possibilities.
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Old 08-21-2020, 10:31 AM   #3
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Re: Nv4500 swap question

Yeah, you'll need to change bellhousing, or go to a hyd clutch...advanced adapters makes a bellhousing...
From experience...I would go with te hyd option
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Old 08-21-2020, 10:43 AM   #4
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Re: Nv4500 swap question

you can redrill so your sm465 bellhousing fits the nv4500 as well.
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Old 08-21-2020, 05:56 PM   #5
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Re: Nv4500 swap question

Since your bellhousing has the low passenger side slave cylinder, it means you have the 92-95 nv4500. This nv4500 has the same size bearing retainer as the sm465, so you can modify the transmission to fit the sm465 bellhousing. If you're willing to drill and tap the transmission, this will be your cheapest and best option.

There should be a link to how to do this in the linked facebook file. Look for a link from 4btwaps.com.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/ls-sw...6984745739141/
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Old 08-21-2020, 07:22 PM   #6
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Re: Nv4500 swap question

Thank you, sounds like a good route to me mainly because I'm cheap. Oh, and I have the parts. Guess I can sell the bh off the nv4500 when I'm done
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Old 08-21-2020, 07:26 PM   #7
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Thank you, sounds like a good route to me mainly because I'm cheap. Oh, and I have the parts. Guess I can sell the bh off the nv4500 when I'm done
That 92-95 bellhousing is worth an easy $200 on Ebay, particularly if you can confirm that it doesn't have any cracks.
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Old 08-27-2020, 01:10 AM   #8
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Re: Nv4500 swap question

I redrilled/modified the stock SM465 bellhousing when swapping a '94 NV4500 into my '83. I was able to retain all the stock clutch linkage with no problems at all. We're going to do this same mod to an '84 that we have too.
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