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GertrudesFifthAve

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A518 4 Speed Install
« on: May 07, 2020, 07:21:57 »

Hi Everyone -
I have been planing to swap the drive-train in Gertrude's Fifth.  I have a low mileage 2002 318 MPFI and matching 46RH (correction: 46RE) from a Ram van that we parted last winter.  I also have nice 8 1/4 rear with 3.73 gears.  The engine/trans wiring and computer are all sorted out and run on the stand.  The install for the most part should be pretty straight forward.
Before I dive in and remove the old drive-line, I want to figure out the modifications that will need to be made to the trans tunnel and rear trans mount.  I was able to find a few documented attempts at this while searching, but I am still unsure of how much the cross member has to be removed/modified and also how to reinforce the area after trimming.

Has anyone in Dippy world done this? Any BTDT's?
Thanks
Fred 
« Last Edit: May 07, 2020, 15:44:18 by GertrudesFifthAve »
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Re: A518 4 Speed Install
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2020, 11:09:16 »

I believe MarkM did this on his Fifth Avenue.
He first installed an A500 then upgraded to an A518 (A518 roughly equates to a 46RH, though I think yours is a 46RE given the year).
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Re: A518 4 Speed Install
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2020, 11:28:30 »

You are correct Mark - mine is a 46RE -  I just mis-typed this morning!  Thanks!



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Re: A518 4 Speed Install
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2020, 14:07:22 »

I'm not around much, but yes, it can be done.  Depending on your skill and tools available it isn't a hard swap.  I can be found over on For FMJ Bodies Only.
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