- Advance Adapter(AA) Adapters: The adapter plate at the front and to the transfer case work fine. This assumes you have a big bell 200 or a 250. You need the V-8 butterfly bolt pattern on the bell housing.
Clutch The clutch is a messy purchase. You need a Chevy 11" pressure plate and a Ford Clutch kit where you'll throw out the pressure plate. The Chevy plate is needed to get the right spline count. The right plate is sold on the AA website.
Length AA advertises that this swap doesn't change the trans/transfer total length. That may be true for the V8 but not for us I6er's. The factory transfer case adapter for the I6 is a different length. So, you will need to get your driveshafts adjusted. The new AX15 is 4.5" longer.
Trans/Transfer Mount The Advance Adpater plate won't work. With the length difference, nothing lines up. I am in process on building my own. I will post some pictures when I am done.
Exhaust Your set up may be different than mine, we ran my exhaust over the top of the factory trans/transfer mount. With the new set up, I am going to need to adjust the exhaust. The AX15 is wider and I need to lower the exhaust
Stabbing it Home Stabbing that trans back in is a b*tch! I suppose it is on any vehicle, but with the transfer case on the back, it is real interesting. Plan for blood and cussing
Has anyone else on this site done this swap? I think this info applies to the NV3500 swap. I think that is the same kit.