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NP-540 New Process 5 speed trans
#1391786 Fri Jan 08 2021 06:42 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 785
V
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Shop Shark
Came out of a 1959 2-ton dump truck. It has a 2-speed axle switch. Complete unit has 500 miles on it after a rebuild.
All clean and ready for you to pick it up.
Located in Lovettsville, VA 20180

Thanks,
Victor

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Victor

41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy) 235/3 on tree w/ OD
57 3100
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
59 C4500 Short Bus (Magic Bus)
59 G3800 1 Ton Dually (Chief)


Re: NP-540 New Process 5 speed trans
VEW #1391828 Fri Jan 08 2021 10:17 PM
Joined: Aug 2018
Posts: 125
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Victor,

I'm not familiar with these. Will it bolt right up to to a 261?
Is the 5 speed an overdrive?
We will take it, if it works out.

Thanks!
--Tom

Re: NP-540 New Process 5 speed trans
VEW #1391931 Sat Jan 09 2021 03:18 PM
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Posts: 785
V
VEW Offline OP
Shop Shark
PM sent.
Per the "authority", (Mike B.), not OD.
However, I believe it will bolt up to a 261. Please confirm that with the "authorities".

Thanks,


Victor

41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy) 235/3 on tree w/ OD
57 3100
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
59 C4500 Short Bus (Magic Bus)
59 G3800 1 Ton Dually (Chief)


Re: NP-540 New Process 5 speed trans
VEW #1393004 Sun Jan 17 2021 05:25 AM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 855
B
'Bolter
What engine was it mated to?


BC
1960 Chevy C10 driver 235 T5 3.73 dana 44
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Re: NP-540 New Process 5 speed trans
VEW #1393035 Sun Jan 17 2021 02:11 PM
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Posts: 785
V
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Shop Shark
I'm not sure what it was originally mated to. I purchased it as a engine/trans combo. PO had it mated to a 350, which I put in my 41. Trans has everything needed to bolt up to the 350: bell housing, clutch and pressure plate. Also has trans brake in tact.

If you let me know how to tell what it was originally mated to, I'll go see if I can find out.


Victor

41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy) 235/3 on tree w/ OD
57 3100
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
59 C4500 Short Bus (Magic Bus)
59 G3800 1 Ton Dually (Chief)


Re: NP-540 New Process 5 speed trans
VEW #1393899 Sat Jan 23 2021 05:15 PM
Joined: Nov 1995
Posts: 4,918
J
Unrepentant VW Lover
Be sure to check the ratios (especially 5th) on the gears as it may not be an improvement or upgrade for a smaller truck. I think they were designed for bigger trucks hauling heavy loads with the same 90 hp engines ... an extra gear with closer shift points is better at getting a heavier load going than an sm-420.


John

"Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive."
— C. S. Lewis


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: NP-540 New Process 5 speed trans
VEW #1393910 Sat Jan 23 2021 06:50 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 31,055
'Bolter


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: NP-540 New Process 5 speed trans
tclederman #1394073 Sun Jan 24 2021 06:36 PM
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'Bolter

Ton of good stuff there. thumbs_up

Re: NP-540 New Process 5 speed trans
VEW #1394082 Sun Jan 24 2021 07:06 PM
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V
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New Process 1 2 3 4 5 R
540GD 6.05:1 3.31:1 1.84:1 1.17:1 1.00:1 6.86:1

New Process
540GL 7.41:1 4.05:1 2.40:1 1.48:1 1.00:1 7.85:1

Good stuff, but I didn't see how to identify which model it is and none of my truck books tells me how to identify which 5 spd it is. So, it's one of the above.


Victor

41 3/4 Ton Pick Up (in process)
55 Grumman Kurbside (Doughboy) 235/3 on tree w/ OD
57 3100
58 C4400 Viking (Thor)
59 C4500 Short Bus (Magic Bus)
59 G3800 1 Ton Dually (Chief)


Re: NP-540 New Process 5 speed trans
VEW #1394247 Mon Jan 25 2021 04:37 PM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 4,954
M
'Bolter
Victor,

Check the rear face at the bottom for a stamped date code...

The GL was the standard issue trans, the GD is the close ratio. Put the trans in first gear and turn the input shaft and see how many turns it takes to make the output turn one full turn. 6 turns = GD and 7 = GL.

Mike B smile

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