And it is done!
I took truck on an 80 mile shakedown and it is awesome. The Southbend clutch is oh so smooth and the extra gear greatly helps keep it in the RPM band.
For those who would like to know, here is a breakdown of costs:
17,000 mile G56a trans - $2750
Southbend Clutch w Flywheel -$989
Driveshaft Re-work - $479
Fluids, various small stuff - $100
Dakota SGI-5 unit - $85
Sub Total $4,403
Sale of old trans. +$600
Total project cost $3,803
Get shifter and wiring plug for reverse light switch with trans. They are not yet available aftermarket.
If possible, get front yoke with bolts off driveshaft to avoid having to buy them.
Get short (G56) slave rod with trans, it is the one you need.
I will give an update once I get some miles on this. So far so good!
Last edited by kkodet; April 23rd, 2012 at 07:44 PM.