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Putting a Perkins into a 86 Blazer

Does anyone know what will I need ? The K-10 Blazer is a Military M-1009. I it has a turbo 400 automatic transmission.
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Interesting project, it will be really cool if you get it done.
You will probably need a custom bell housing, to keep the th400, I don’t think they were ever put behind a Perkins. Otherwise, to keep 4wd, transmission and t-case options will be limited by the Blazer’s short wheel base. Adapting the th400 to the Perkins OR adapting a t-case to mate directly to a transmission with an SAE bell housing will be your best options, and probably the hardest part of the project. I’m not aware of any “off the shelf” combinations for either route, and running a divorced case in a blazer would be tricky, especially if the engine swap requires any suspension lift for clearance, the rear drive shaft angle would be super steep. If you can give up 4wd, there are loads of transmission options that would probably bolt up to the Perkins with easily sourced parts. A manual transmission like a Spicer or Eaton would be the easiest in my opinion. After that, fabricating engine mounts, and depending which model Perkins, fitting it under the hood, will be your biggest hurdles.
I don’t know your skills or budget, but it will certainly require a fair amount of problem solving, fabrication, and most likely some custom machined parts.
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An Allison 1000 is the only transmission I can think of that is available with an SAE bell housing, AND an mated T-case.


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