Reverse vs. Non Reverse?

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Reverse vs. Non Reverse?

Post by jonr651 »

I'm faced with "electively" replacing the engine in my 94 SE due to excessive gear noise from the trans.

There seems to be a much better selection of non reverse engines out there...

Is it possible to swap all the reverse components from mine and effectively convert a non reverse engine?

Any insight would be helpful.



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Post by AZgl1800 »

I don't know anyone who has tried to do that.

You might give Dave Bohrer a try, he rebuilds a lot of 1500s.
but, he just monitors the SSWGF over at

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Sounds like a big job.
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Post by WingAdmin »

It's a very big job. A lot of parts to replace and swap over.

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