The NV4500 I am using has the oil fill / oil level port on the rear right side.
As you can see below this is so close to the front output of the transfer case that it will be nearly impossible to fill and check the level.
So I will fill the transmission from the shift lever on top. I will make a dip stick to check the oil level. I would prefer to modify the top cover but it’s sealed in place so I will make a dipstick tube that goes down the right side and mounts to the PTO cover just forward if the shift tab.
As drawn here.
The Series Land Rover High / Low shift lever fulcrum is attached to the transmission. Having converted to a NV4500 leaves me with no attachment point.
Here is a picture of a stock truck
The tab on the stock transmission is ruffly in line with the front output flange.
The NV4500 has a PTO output in this location. I welded a tab onto the cover to mount the stick shift lever to.
Fit check #1. It is low by a 1/8″ but functions. I drilled a second lower bolt hole that will make the fulcrum more vertical.
Second hole drilled.
Fit check #2. Success.
version 3. Welded the lower nut. Made the top bolt into a welded stud. Moved the whole tab to the rear to make room for a dip stick.
I will add triangles to strengthen the tab.
Now the tcase mounts are modified and everything fits.
Now I will pull out the PTO and transfer case to get all the seals done.
Recently I had the opportunity to tour the Missoula Montana forest service fire cache.
The transfer case moved when I installed the Advance Adapters bell housing. The mounts Erich Neal made for me don’t fit any more. Luckily he made them very stout so I have plenty of steel to play with.
After a few minutes in the mill they should fit quite nicely.
Found a wix oil filter that has a 22×1.5 thread. 57502
The mounting point for the transfer case shift lever was on the Rover transmission. Sooooo it seems to line up with the right side PTO cover. I have removed and cleaned up the cover and will weld on some steel to make a bracket.
Cover removed and scoured.