i know what ya'all are gonna say. i have had extremely good luck with allisons however. anyways isnt there a 7.3 block out there that has the ability to change the back plate for a different transmisson? or do all 7.3 blocks only have the ford trans bell housing pattern on them? i thought i seen somewhere you could get different backplates for different trannies that bolt to the back of a block with no trans pattern. the reason i ask is if i do this swap i dont want to have to make an adapter plate to bolt to the ford bellhousing pattern and shim out the flexplate or converter. does the international t444 have this set up like say out of a school bus or something?
1995 F350 CCLB DT360/Allison
1997 F350 RCLB 460/E40D
2001 Jetta TDI 5spd (51mpg work beater)
1995 F350 CCLB 2.5 tons/57s Front, 53s Rear