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Trans should be a A518, the connector at the rear top on the drivers side of the trans is a 2 wire. If it is a 3 wire the trans has been swapped for a later model.
If you want to boggie up the mountain with a large trailer or pull with it the trans will fall out shortly, might as well take it out and do the late model parts and a super heavy converter. Four or six pinions, extra steels and clutches and high ratio apply arms.
It may be worth it to get a '94-'95 with a lockup converter to get the ponies to hookup.
Going to drag? Most of the same stuff.
Put a temp gage on the transmission, somewhere around 215-250 HP the trans fails to cool the hp loses in the trans so it cooks. If you use it up the coolers are part of the repairs.
93 Dodge /CTD, IC, 518, club cab LE, BHAF, KDP fixed, kelderman air ride
81 Isuzu /C223na, 5spd