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Old 07-15-2009, 04:12 AM   #1
 
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adapter & distance between C6/NP205

Hello all
can some one explain to me the differences between the sizes of adapters that are between the C6/NP205.... I see a 8" & a 5" adapter size, these are lengths of the adapter, correct... Bronco's had the smaller & the trucks had the larger?....
the reason I ask is I need to drop out the C6/205 & put in my back-up w/as little down time as possible, but now I'm confused(which is not hard to do) w/my setup in my 78 E250, it has a 460, C6 & a NP205 but the adapter is like 13 1/2" long, now I did not modify this van it was done by a shop in Colorado("Trans-Axle of Colorado", which is also stamped or raised lettering on the adapter) so seeing how this is not a OEM Ford adapter & its 13 1/2" long.... 1) What does this tell me about the C6 output shaft... is it like a 2 wd tranny w/a long shaft or 2) am i just missing it all together... is this a normal distance between the C6 & NP205 in some application? The 8" & 5" sizes of the adapters are throwing me off...
I don't know if this make a difference, but i have the paper work where this van had at one time the "Vx4 four-wheel-drive-system" put on by the "Vehicle Engineering & Mfg. Co. Inc." out of Fort Wyane, Ind.
So this leads me to believe that I could bolt another 205 directly to the adapter w/out mods but I dont know about the tranny & the length of the shaft going to the 205 via adapter...
can some one enlighten me on this situation....I am suppose to pick up a Bronco C6/205 combo replacement & I really don't need any down time surprises like moving cross members & changing drive shaft lengths...

thanks for your time

Micah
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Old 07-15-2009, 07:36 AM   #2
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Let me first say that I know nothing about the company that built/modified it. But, If I had to guess, I'd assume there would be a spud shaft in there to make up the distance, and the tranny output and t-case input would be the same as any other. To put that setup in a van, they may have needed to make a custom adapter to match up with a crossmember or something, but I would think they would have wanted to use 'off-the-shelf' components, and not have to open up every tranny they used to change shafts.

Of course this is all my best guess and assumption. You won't know until you either talk to someone with knowledge of how 'Vehicle Engineering' did their thing, or break them apart and see what's between them. Good luck, and keep us posted. Hope this helped.
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:57 AM   #3
 
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custom adapter

hey 95yjman
thanks for the reply
I tend to want to agree w/you, I would hope I could get a typical C6 4x4 tranny & a 205 t-case & bolt them up to my custom adapter & all would be fine... well I'm going to get a combo setup from a 79 bronco in a couple weekends & I guess I will find out when I drop em down & split them....
in the mean time if any of you have any insight into this situation or just want to elaborate on the subject, please feel free to jump in & tell me what you think....
thank you
Micah

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