Hello everyone! Long time lurker here, lots of great info and people that I have seen so far!
Time to post my first question! I have a 2005 29' class C motorhome on a 2004 e450 chassis. It has the 6.0 powerstroke. I was told by chris at ujoint offroad the transfer case (NV271) should bolt right up to the tranny as long as it is the same spline count. I went out today with the intentions of removing the ebrake unit and counting the splines. After looking at what I was getting in to, it appears that if I pull the assembly I will lose the tranny fluid, is this true?
Does anyone know this particular configuration and what the spline count is? That way I can try and get a NV271 that will mate up without changing the input.
Thanks for your input here, I know this is a pretty rare and unique project and I hope to get most of my bases covered before I tear in to it next week!
After doing lots more research I found and confirmed that my tranny has a 34 spline output and of course I need the 34 spline input! I found a transfer case today and picked it up! Plan is to start the conversion in a couple days and have it done by next week. The parts are starting to take over my garage!
To answer my own question, it did not spill tranny fluid and it was a 34 spline.
This thing is awesome, awesome to drive. Handles great and goes anywhere (anywhere a 30 foot RV can fit anyway!) I have had it out on lots of trips, probably going on 10 now (yeah I use my motorhome wayyyyy more than most people), and have had no issues with driveline or engine except for a MOOG ball joint boot splitting open.
very cool.. some place here there are pix of a '77 ford motor home that was converted to an F350 4x4 drive-line w 5 spd zf gearbox and 7.3 ( naturally!) up in Canada..... 4x4 house on wheels.. I like it