A matching bracket with the urethane bushing is then bolted to the bus trans. If the nose cone studs stick out further than 3/4" they must be replaced with bolts.
Remove the original four studs from the bottom rear of the trans case and with the longer studs provided, bolt the new rear mounting plate to the trans.
Before setting the larger trans in place, it is necessary to clearance the frame horns slightly. This can easily be accomplished by bending the lip on both sides downwards. It may also be necessary to clearance the frame horn slightly around the CV joint.
The stock shift coupler is used, although the bus hockey stick does not have the hole for the set screw. A standard screw with a flat tip must be used. The bus trans shift coupler fits into the stock hole in the pan.
With the trans in place, the other half of the rear mount is bolted to the pan using the original bolts, and then the two plates bolted together through the urethane mount.
The installed mount.
With either Sway-A-Way axles or Thing (Type 181) CVs and axles, the bus transmission fits almost like the stock unit. The only difference is the engine now sits 1" higher and 1/2" further back.