I feel so smart.
Today after working on the yard and moving 4 yards of dirt and mulch, I went to the garage for a bit.
I found a few things out. The dodge ram uses a NP241 DLD transfer case. The DLD means light duty and does not have a PTO on it. This means that you can actually buy a sye.
Anyway, I must have missed my medication the other day, becuase tonight i was able to take the mechanical speedo and pop it right into the np241 and it spins which is awesome !!
Also I decided not to go ahead with the dana 60 and 70 fo now and use the stock axles for a while. I really don't like the front dana 60 on a dodge ram with the stupid CAD. Looking for new axles at this point is not in the budget. I guess the budget will open up if the stock axles breaks. or upgrades!
The ram np 241 uses a vacum operated switch that runs to the front CAD which then has a switch for the 4wd indicator. So I took the indicator switch out of my stock np219 and it fit right into the np241. I even tested it.
This means that I am able to take the 6BT/ stock 47rh/ stock np241 - change the speedometer and 4wd indiactor switch and add manual locking front hubs and retain all the factory gauges. I will be using the dodge ram computer and engine harness to control the lock up/ overdrive/ voltage/ grid heater/ and i'm sure i' m probably missing something else. Just have to find out if the electric speed interface (the electric interface on the speedo cable that controls the crusie control) have the same pulse as the stock dodge speedo and hook that to the dodge computer.
I'm working on the build thread, but its been hard to find time and make the build. But its comming.