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    You can use any 23 spline (fine spline clutch) from the 1960s and newer. The current one you have is a course spline that was from the 1950s and older. I would use the biggest clutch your pressure plate will take. The last one we put in was for a 1966 dodge cornet rt clutch (10 ½”) and it came with a pressure plate as the one that was in the car was in rough condition. It came from napa and was listed as a clutch pack although there are lots of great and inexpensive options available. If your current pressure plate is in decent shape then likely a 10 1/2" clutch will work fine and they are readily available from all the major part suppliers. I really dont know the width of a jeep cherokee. Here is a handy chart for a lot of the cars which gives you the widths and that is the key for you is making sure you have the track width close. Having the spring widths the same is also a nice thing as it saves more work. In terms of drive shaft its just a case of having the yoke with the finer spline for the transmission and the rear end. So measure your spring widths and your track width and compare them to the jeep. Personally I prefer going to a car version and depending on what your doing engine wise, likely around the 3:55 or 3:73 ratio. One of the mistakes guys do is going to something 3:23 or 2:73 and you suddenly have a dog at lower speeds. So unless your really building a performance engine 3:55 would be as low a number as I would suggest. Hope that helps get you rolling. Tim
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    John Fuller

    Cast iron engine

    I’m restoring a 1950 Plymouth Business coupe and decided to stick with the original engine. When they ask me if I’ve got a Hemi in it I just tell em “6 in a row makes it go”...
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    55 Fargo

    A833 Overdrive Trans Conversion

    UPDATE: Hey all, been a while again and I apologize for the delay on the A833 happenings. Okay here is the SCOOP, The AoK adapter plate and my Canadian built T 98 Acme bell are having an issue. While the adapter plate does bolt on the bell housing in the smaller 4 bolt pattern, it cannot bolt onto the 4 bolt pattern that my T98A trans attached to. Now this is because of the following, the 4 bolts to hang the T98 A are 5/8 threads, so the adapter plate is designed for 7/16 bolts, next issue is, the 4 inner bolt holes to align to this bell, but, now the plate center input hole is not dead center to the bell housing hole or the crankshaft. This T98 A trans was used in Jeep, Ford and Canadian built M37 Power Wagons, not sure how it ended up in my light duty 108 WB Fargo pickup, nor will I ever know. So this project is ground to a halt for the time being, but we are looking at solutions while I type this, for my case only. I cannot attest to any 1940s through 50s USA car/truck bells or Canadian built bells, not using a T98A transmission. I apologize for the delay and hope to bring more updates to the "table" when possible. Some pics for those to have an idea what I am up against. I did create a bronze bushing to reduce the throwout bearing assembly to work with the A833 input-shaft, which turned out very well, and its super simple. The car type and smaller truck type throw out bearing work as is. a 10.5 or 11 inch Mopar 23 t clutch disc is whats needed with your stock flywheel and clutch, again a simple part of the equation. If the plate was aligned to register dead center on my odd ball bell it would be such a simple swap, it's not funny. The A833 input shaft with the adapter place is the correct length. Its basically the same length as the T98Acme trans input shaft minus the plate. So a correct for for the pilot bushing and crank end. other considerations for the time being, my diff gearing is 3.23 , this with a .73 overdrive is a little tall for my engine power and the truck, a 373 would be best, at the very least a 3.55 and the most a 3.90 set of gears. I do not see any issue with the gear spread from 1st to 3rd gears, as it is essentially the same as my T98 A from 2nd to 4th gears. The T98 A is back in for a short time again, a very heavy trans, and fun to put back in. STAY TUNED
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    farm Pilot House

    Cast iron engine

    Im with you only a few years younger and a few thousand miles away Photo taken only this year out the front of our Bed and Breakfast in Barmera She is my Baby


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