ok entertainmet time.... the adapter plate as expected is no good. the coupler could be reused IF i cut off the pilot shaft on the new transmission. not happening.
ive been fighting the urge to make the motor,motor controller, and contactors part of the motor tranny assembly, effectivly creating a drive pack which is modular and simple to place and remove from the truck should further maintainance be required. here is a pic of the adapter plate i am considering having made.
here is the idea further fleshed out.. as you can tell the contactors will bolt to the adapter plate on the new extension. i will float the curtis about 4 inches over the motor... the idea is to put a couple electrical connections for the 144v and 2 more for the contactors.
here is a pic of the cardboard plate in place in the truck... only realized later that it is in backwards... oops
anyways it all looks like its gonna clearance
last but not least is the shiny new.... ish remanufactured transmission i picked up this weekend.....we used the old bel housing to trace the cardboard... boy am i glad they match up.