Turns out I have the latest version of the Dana 18 in here, single stick, large bore, looks like same number on outside case as on some Dana 20's. The only difficult area was with step 1 -- it was extremely difficult to drive out the old shaft. Sometimes you'll find a pair of caged needle bearings instead of free needle rollers. Ramsey Winch Unit was overhauled. It may also be available from Herm the overdrive guy? I put in the Willys America up front headliner looks like the pickup headliner. I suggest using a floor jack for support if you decide to remove the case. The writer of the article only remembered ever seeing one of them.
Then tac strip, wind lace and headliner. I was told the L4134 motor ran when pulled, it turns over freely. Once the transfer is down, thoroughly clean all parts. Everything went smooth with pulling the Dana 18 and T14A combo out of the Jeep. It serves the important purpose of synchronizing the rotation of the front and rear wheels to keep your Jeep moving efficiently and safely. One last hint for those of you who went the complete route. .
After some curse words I got the end play right 0. I think they've been out in the sun too long! If you cannot get that pesky gear off, you must remove the top cover of the transmission and wire the shaft in place so that it will not slide to the rear as you pull on the gear. This will support all of your new parts in the case while you drive the new shaft in place. Very important to snug the bolts in a cross pattern so you don't twist the case and break it. The good news: the only issues I have besides the massive leaks are some grinding from 2nd to 3rd if I shift too fast.
Jon has nearly a half-century of experience with vintage Jeep parts. Inspect the intermediate gear for wear spalling, especially. I had this drive train in my Willys Jeep and it worked great. After that episode, I installed 3 point seatbelts front and back! Those a held in place by a pin driven through. This particular case of gears is responsible for getting more Jeepers in trouble than probably any other transfer. It was part of Bruce's website from 1997-2003. Had a Power Plus 13 Wiring Kit, 70 amp relay kit, new Tuffstuff 100 amp alternator with brackets pulleys and belts.
Bought mine new, made sense at the time. While looking through the aluminum ring I then moved the gear into position. I had to slightly bend the fan blades to clear the radiator shroud. I'd still be scraping down that frame, powertrain and axles if it hadn't been for this washing cabinet. Worn thrusts are usually the culprit.
The reality of restoring a jeep can be quite different, expensive and overwhelming without the right tools and resources. These bearings have to live inside of that bore! I use either a thinner shellac-like sealant or Gasgacinch on shim stacks. This would be a permanent repair. I have since moved to a longer wheelbase jeep and switched this out for a Dana 300. If you have a truck or wagon you won't have to drop your driveshaft or remove an overdrive I left mine in place.
So I ordered a set of Vanderbilt mud tires that will get mounted on my aftermarket wheels. It is extremely heavy duty and very well built. John Ah, I see an issue when looking at the photos again. The order the go is ball, spring, cap. Remember I mentioned something about needing help when lowering the case? Sealant should be thinly and evenly applied, on the bolt threads, too, then tightened and torqued before the sealant dries. Now I have to figure out my own for the back. The Dana 18 has a Warn overdrive, both drive shaft yokes,, new torque convertor.
Moses Moses, moving the gear was not the issue, it moved freely. This setup has a Warn and a Borg Warner Overdrive. I am asking 450 but open to offers. The gear is now lowered out the bottom. We also got the rear axles and leafs swapped out.
Transfer Case Rebuilding by Bruce Stanley America's love affair with the Jeep has a deeply seated root in the Spicer 18 transfer case. Loosen the snap ring and slide it forward on the shaft. Of course, it depends on who's in the vehicle and for how long you sit there on the highway. The older cork pan gasket wouldn't tolerate more than 15 lb-ft or so before splitting, you have an advantage with the cut composition gasket. Also these pieces have been sitting about 10 years in an uninsulated shop surface rust is on most everything. There is another reduction gear on the side of the tranny.
If the gear will not come off easily this is a must unless you care to learn how to rebuild the T-90 also! Incidentally, that one barely leaks at all and was rebuilt by the same moron - his skills are either improving or he just got lucky that day. Comes complete with shifters, cross member mount, and output yokes. Don't forget, your Willys is about as aerodynamic as a barn door. Not sure what I did wrong. There's a balance between adequately coating the gaskets, which is obviously a must, and excess. If you are unsure whether a vehicle is still for sale or not, email me at for more info. If you have any concerns about buying a vintage jeep, or run across a scam,.