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Old 07-05-2014, 06:55 PM
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Transmission and t-case for 67 Land Rover OM617 swap

Hello Guys, I'm dropping a 617 into my 67 Series 2a Short Wheel Base . The problem i have is that the stock tranny is not strong enough for the engine and will break eventually.
I'm trying to figure out if i could get a Mercedes transmission/t-case combo that would fit in the limited space i have there. Current transmission and case are 27'' but i think i could find 3 maybe even 4'' on top of it.
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:22 PM
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I am also looking for way to couple a T-case to the MB 722... transmission for a Jeep XJ swap.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:57 AM
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seems like everyone i know is swapping the 617's into late 90's LR discovery trucks and using the LR trans/t-cases......there are even some decent adapters floating around
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Hello Guys, I'm dropping a 617 into my 67 Series 2a Short Wheel Base . The problem i have is that the stock tranny is not strong enough for the engine and will break eventually.
I'm trying to figure out if i could get a Mercedes transmission/t-case combo that would fit in the limited space i have there. Current transmission and case are 27'' but i think i could find 3 maybe even 4'' on top of it.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:55 AM
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There are plenty of dead Rovers available. It seems they don't make it much past 120k miles before engine failures.

I'm also trying to find out if it is necessary to cut the upper oil pan on the 617 to fit in the jeep XJ. Some say it will clear the front differential if the the vehicle is lifted.

The Jeep AW-4 automatic transmission is electronically shifted using input from the stock engine. It can be shifted manually using toggle switches but theres still the concern about the flywheel adapter. I worry that thing will come loose.

And yes, there are plenty of OM617 adapter options. I just like the idea of keeping the original MB transmission mated to it. That would entail using a "divorced" transfer case with a short driveshaft...
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:34 AM
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There are plenty of dead Rovers available. It seems they don't make it much past 120k miles before engine failures.

I'm also trying to find out if it is necessary to cut the upper oil pan on the 617 to fit in the jeep XJ. Some say it will clear the front differential if the the vehicle is lifted.

The Jeep AW-4 automatic transmission is electronically shifted using input from the stock engine. It can be shifted manually using toggle switches but theres still the concern about the flywheel adapter. I worry that thing will come loose.

And yes, there are plenty of OM617 adapter options. I just like the idea of keeping the original MB transmission mated to it. That would entail using a "divorced" transfer case with a short driveshaft...
You may be onto something, thanks for the idea.
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