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4bt adapter plate

Discussion in 'GM Manual Transmissions' started by ak diesel driver, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. ak diesel driver

    ak diesel driver Well-Known Member

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    Are the adapter plates on the cummins universal? My step van has a ford 4 speed and I'm wondering if a nv4500 would bolt up to it
     
  2. GM Guy

    GM Guy Manual Trans. 2WD Enthusiast

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    I do not believe so

    have you considered a ZF5 or a ZF6 with the ford pattern instead?

    I feel that it would be cheaper to go to cummins, as I doubt anyone would part with the chevy one from a 4bt frito lay van.

    are you planning a 4bt swap, or do you use the van for work?
     
  3. ak diesel driver

    ak diesel driver Well-Known Member

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    I already have the van with the cummins (see sig). I was thinking of a nv 4500 for the low 1st and the overdrive.
     
  4. Acesneights1

    Acesneights1 New Member

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    Go to NV4500.com. They have every adaptor known to man but better have a large credit limit on your card...$$$$
     
  5. GM Guy

    GM Guy Manual Trans. 2WD Enthusiast

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    I was meaning are you using the van, and just wanted the benefits of overdrive, or were you gonna swap and really wanted to use an NV4500 in the swap?
     
  6. Burning oil

    Burning oil LeroyDiesel.com Vendor

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    On the two adapters I have they are GM specific. It has two bolt patterns one for Chevy and one for Pontiac, Buick, Olds.....
    So its posible yours could have more than one bolt pattern also??
     

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