Novak's T18 (or T19) is professionally and meticulously rebuilt. We use the best components, including bearings, synchronizers, bushings, seals and gaskets built by our T18 specialists and experts. Any required updated and improvements are performed.
A new, unbent transmission shifter cane is included and ready for the installer to bend to the particular application and driver's preference (if you wish you use your factory stick, let us know and we'll apply a discount).
Applications & Compatibility
Factory Style Build vs. Adapted Build
Our factory style builds are OEM style replacement transmissions that may require the use of the vehicle owner's original tailhousing (either 2wd or 4wd) to complete the installation.
Adapted builds are designed primarily for installation into Jeep vehicles and include the installed aftermarket Novak mainshaft, adapter kit, rear mount, and pilot bushing as indicated for the customer's scenario.
An example of a T18 with Novak adapter, installed and ready.
Transfer Case Adaptability
Your T18 /T19 can be ordered ready to join to the following Jeep transfer cases:
We can also do a full rebuild of your Jeep transfer case if you would like to ship it to us. We can provide any upgrade components for it that you wish. It will be pre-installed to the transmission and ready to lift into your Jeep.
For typical adapted builds, we will also configure your front input section for a variety of OEM or conversion bellhousings including:
Ford Small or Big Block bellhousings
GM 4-11/16" bore bellhousings
GM 5-1/8" bore bellhousings
AMC I6 (258 & 4.0L) & V8 bellhousings
We can often source a bellhousing or use your particular Ford, GM or AMC bellhousing as required. Conversions to AMC bellhousings can include necessary machining for Crank Position Sensors (CPS), face pockets (if necessary) and the bellhousing rear face bolt pattern. The pilot bushing is included as specified.
Your T98, T18 or T19's Construction:
We start with a great core transmission and do a full disassembly and breakdown
Detailed parts inspection and measurement are performed
The main case and top cover are hot-cleaned, media blasted, primed and enameled with a tough, industrial grade finish
The top shifter cover is fully rebuilt with new springs, poppets and hardware
Full gearbox reassembly using all new bearings, bushings, synchronizers, snap rings - all consumable transmission parts - are replaced and new hard parts are installed wherever indicated
A new reverse switch with simple spade style terminals is installed
Your transfer case and bellhousing (if available) are installed and configured
The transmission undergoes a 24 hour leakdown test, after which it is fully stress-tested through its full operational range on our 300 HP test stand
Your transmission package is palleted, wrapped, fully insured and ready to bolt into your application. Novak will seek the best competitive shipping rates with our extensive trucking networks. It will arrive at a location of your choosing, though we strongly recommend a business location with a dock / forklift for delivery, as residential and liftgate fees can add up to an extra $100. per delivery.
Pricing is generally as follows:
T18 factory style build: $1520.
T18 adapted build with a Novak adapter assembly, with any special front retainers, a new straight shifter stick, knob & urethane mount: $2045.
T19 factory style build (4:1 version): $1680.
T19 adapted build with a Novak adapter assembly, with any special front retainers, a new straight shifter stick, knob & urethane mount: $2230. (limited availability)
T19 5:1 version: $1768.
T19 adapted build with a Novak adapter assembly, with any special front retainers, a new straight shifter stick, knob & urethane mount: $2245. (limited availability)