Hi, I was hoping someone has an SM420 laying around and could measure from the front of transmission to centerline of shift tower. My SM465 measures 5 1/2". The SM420 is 10 1/2" overall, and the SM465 is 12"long. (http://advanceadapters.com/resources/964/Manual-Transmissions.html) Just trying to get an idea of shifter hole location with added length of OD unit. Thanks. Pete
Q. Would this be cheaper and easier than rear gears from Patrick's? I have a 1 ton so I'm not going to find gears too easily.
Q. It shows to be 80 pounds. Would a brace be needed? Advance Adapters advised going to a crossmemnber and avoid the bellhousing mount. Q. And the shifter would be pushed back. Are you going to modify the shifter or simply have the shifter closer to the seat? Truck will have separate seats but probably still need to do something to lever.
Thanks for the information. Sorry this took so long.
I followed the link to the advance site. Very interesting item. At 27% reduction that's a nice O/D. I did not see the price on that page. How do I see the price? I also saw that they are saying out of stock until 12-1-10. Do they offer that with the smaller bearing retainer to fit in front of a SM-420? Good luck. Keep us informed about how this works in your Panel truck. Oh, and pictures! We love pictures.