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Transmission On Volvo MD3B Interface?

Tim Ciosek (Guest)


I am investigating the possibility of re-powering my W32. I have located an afforadable Perkins 4-108 and currently have a factory installed Volvo MD3B. IS it possible to interface the factory installed transmission with a Perkins 4-108 or do I need to also purchase a new transmission? What are your recommendations? Thank you.

Bud Taplin


I doubt that you would be able to find an adapter plate to go between a Perkins 4-108 and your Volvo transmission. Besides, the Perkins normally uses a righ hand forward transmission, and the Volvo is a left hand forward. You should be able to find a used transmission suitable. Contact Trans Atlantic Diesel in VA. They are a Perkins distributor, and do rebuilding and supply replacement parts. 800-642-9296.

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