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Old 01-27-2015, 02:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Any opinions on transmission? My truck currently has 3.77 rear gears, should I sink money into rebuilding the Benz automatic or buying an Shapiro adapter and putting a 700r4 on it?

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Old 01-28-2015, 06:18 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I'd go with the 700R4 over the MB auto.
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Old 02-06-2015, 06:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Well, I got a cheaper deal on the mb auto for now. Will probably pull the benz diesel out of the car this weekend. I also need to work on my garage since it's finally not raining! I will be sure to get photos!
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Transmission came today!
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Which trans did you go with?
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I got a good price for a mercedes trans with under 100k on it so I bought that for now. I am trying to keep the build on a budget so....
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Hmmm.... just remembered, my 300SD parts car has only 126,000 miles compared to the other two driving cars with 160k and 380k miles on them. Now I just need to find a fun car or small truck to put them into! I bought a '97 Ford Explorer Sport 4x4 for the Perkins 4.236 4 cylinder diesel. Still wondering what trans for that one. Thinking ZF-5 Ford.
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A perkins in an explorer, that will be cool when finished!
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Well, a month later, I've made some progress. Pulled the original inline 6 gas engine. Pulled the whole front body clip. Gotta clean and paint the frame, need to pull the engine out of the mercedes and clean it up.
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Old 04-14-2015, 05:11 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I bought a '97 Ford Explorer Sport 4x4 for the Perkins 4.236 4 cylinder diesel. Still wondering what trans for that one. Thinking ZF-5 Ford.
What about an NV4500 or an Eaton FSO 4505 D?

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