Do you think its possible if i ship the truck output shaft to a machinist they can modify the existing trigger wheel to the same diameter and tooth count as the van trigger so i can avoid using the conversion box? I dont know if the trigger wheel is pressed on the truck shaft or if its forged as part of the shaft. I was thinking maybe they can machine it off of the shaft and then build a trigger wheel the proper diameter and press it back onto the shaft? I mean its not a deal breaker but i just feel like another electronic gizmo is just one more thing that can malfunction. Machine the teeth off of the old ring, machine a new outer ring with the proper diameter and tooth count, press it back on over the remaining old ring surface, kinda like pressing a tone ring for the ABS onto a hub??
Maybe the van pickup sensor wont fit the new tailhousing either and its more the AC/DC signal issue thing??
Thanks for the reply, it helps, now i know i need to order a 2 into 1 merge collector and have the exhaust shop build a new Y-pipe before they yank the transmission.
Now i need to figure out if i need to trash the OEM catalytic convertor and muffler. It appears the transfer case will be sitting right where the cat is located and the cat is so fat i think its going to rub at a minimum. Moving the cat closer to the frame isnt an option because theres a frame mounted propane tank on the other side of the frame. Theres no way i can move it and the muffler back towards the rear axle because the muffler is so long then combine the length of the cat and i wont have room for a tailpipe to make the bend over the axle.
I guess i can have them make the new Y-pipe come back further towards the rear, keep the factory cat, and just buy a shorter muffler. I was hoping to avoid trashing this OEM muffler because i just installed it last year it wasnt very cheap since i got it direct from ford.(just thinking outloud)
The exhaust seems like a piddly thing and it probably is if it wasnt an RV that i cant just tow to the muffler shop because i didnt address the exhaust first.
i do things kinda backwards sometimes i guess. The nearest reputable exhaust shop is 50 miles away.