Working NP435 for a $100! SCORE!!!

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Working NP435 for a $100! SCORE!!!

Post #1 by 66WarPony » Wed May 16, 2012 11:02 pm

Yes! I just brought my NP435 (working condition) home for $100! Totally stoked about it, but my HEF intermediate housing will not work :? . Anyone know if it's possible to either 1) drill and tap the case to mount my current HEF intermediate housing (obviously I would have to cut the triangular portion off and make it a trapezoid) or 2) redrill my current HEF housing to match the bolt pattern (and again, cut the same triangular portion). Anyone know if this will work? This is from a 2WD truck and I believe it to be 28 spline, but need to confirm this week when I remove the tailshaft... I'll hopefully be picking up this guy's stock 240 motor complete (working condition before the timing chain broke, apparently) after I come back from my Sister's wedding in Hawaii, mid June. I'm holding my breath on that one. Pppppphhhhhhtttttt.....
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Re: Working NP435 for a $100! SCORE!!!

Post #2 by bmbm40 » Thu May 17, 2012 10:02 pm

I think a couple of guys have done this. I seem to remember reading about it on classicbroncos.com.
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Re: Working NP435 for a $100! SCORE!!!

Post #3 by 66WarPony » Thu May 17, 2012 11:24 pm

Haven't tracked that thread down yet, but I'm looking now... there's another thread here about an NP435 install and I'm going to ask him.
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Post #4 by bubba22349 » Thu May 17, 2012 11:47 pm

That's a great deal, those NP435's are a great trans :nod:
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Post #5 by 66WarPony » Fri May 18, 2012 12:21 am

Yeah, I about sh!t my pants when I had it in hand. I've been looking for one of those for a month now... :thumbup:
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Post #6 by Broncitis » Fri May 18, 2012 1:19 am

Sometimes the best place to go is like bronco graveyard and see whats available and what parts you need by there parts info.
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Post #7 by Broncitis » Fri May 18, 2012 1:24 am

There's no timing chain to break on a 240, I've seen the fiber ones were off the teeth and the steel ones get loud, I doubt it came apart, depending on what he was basing a timing chain on, it may just be a distributor gear dowl or an ate up gear and cam gear if it was not bronze.
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Re: Working NP435 for a $100! SCORE!!!

Post #8 by 66WarPony » Sat May 19, 2012 3:46 pm

Is that not what turns the camshaft? Anyway, he said it turns over but doesn't start. At any rate, it can still be rebuilt so I'll pick it up if I can.
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Post #9 by bubba22349 » Sat May 19, 2012 6:42 pm

X2 right the 240 and 300 have 2 timing gears mesh together so there's no chain. but for sure pick it up they are a great motor :nod:
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Post #10 by chad » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:38 pm

U Cali guys got access 2 all sorta stuff! Somea da NPs have a PTO or 2. Datil B nice 4 a winch'n such. I'm still lookin 4 a 'late model head' for my 250. Lemmie No if U C one...

You'll hafta move the radiator (bronk becomes nose heavy, esp. if wheelin) or the firewall - to put that long sucker in an EB. Can't manage that so I'm goin 250/4.1. Also hood & and frnt chunk clearance is difficult w/o BL.

Let me know if U get rid of the Weber or even better the carb offa the 240!

Thanx, enjoy!
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