Engine and Adapter Package – Cummins R2.8 with GM NV4500 “Early” Adapter

Engine and Adapter Package – Cummins R2.8 with GM NV4500 “Early” Adapter


Complete package with a Cummins R2.8 crate engine and early GM NV4500 adapter


Have you decided to do a Cummins R2.8 conversion and already know what transmission you will be using? Quick Draw Brand has developed a wide selection of R2.8 crate engine  and transmission adapter packages that makes ordering the right parts easy, while also saving you money! With this package you will receive the Cummins R2.8 Crate Engine AND the Quick Draw Brand bell housing adapter kit for bolting the new Cummins R2.8 to your “early” GM NV4500 transmission.  This is not a complete installation kit (engine and transmission mounts are not included, for example) but it includes the most important parts to get your project started.

Cummins R2.8 Crate Engine Includes (Cummins part number 5467046):

  • Brand new Cummins  R2.8 engine assembly
  • Complete front-end accessory drive
  • Vacuum pump
  • Remote fuel/ water separator
  • Remote oil filter
  • Mass air flow sensor and housing
  • Engine wiring harness and ECM
  • Starter
  • Universal vehicle wiring harness
  • Throttle pedal
  • j1939 CAN dash display
  • Owner’s manual
  • Installation guide

In Addition, the Quick Draw Cummins R2.8 to “early” GM NV4500 Includes:

  • QDB bell housing adapter kit using an external slave cylinder to mate the R2.8 to the early GM NV4500
  • Complete clutch kit
  • External slave cylinder
  • HD clutch fork, pivot ball, and throw out bearing
  • Flywheel with pilot bearing installed

Special Note: Early GM NV4500 is pre-1996.


The Cummins R2.8 is allowed in Tier 1 compliant vehicles and older with cut-off dates around 1999 for light duty trucks and 1993 for light duty cars.  If you are unsure whether or not your recipient is compliant, please reach out to us for verification. All purchasers will be required to provide  VIN number prior to shipment of parts for proof of compliance.


  • Gathering, machining, palletizing, and shipping could and normally will take upwards of 1 to 2 week once the order is placed and VIN number validated. If needing the crate sooner, expedited freight will be an additional cost to customer.
  • All parts included in the kit will arrive in one crate with bell housing bolted to transmission and clutch components bolted to engine.
  • Shipping is flat rate to the nearest Terminal or business address.
  • Customer can ship directly to residence, but there will be an additional fee to customer.
  • The states of California, Alaska, and Hawaii will have to pay additional freight regardless of delivery location.


  • Cummins offers a limited 2 year/2600 hour warranty on the engine crate.  Cummins INC. is the contact for all warranty issues.
  • Quick Draw Brand is a retailer for the Cummins R2.8 but is not a representative of any company nor does QDB have any affiliation with the manufacturing of any other companies’ parts.

More Information:

We are available to answer any questions and always offers both Military discounts as well as check, cash, or wire discounts.

Here is a promotional video showing the toughness of the bell housings we produce. 

* Some photos showing engine and transmission combination have parts missing that will be included in the kit.


Additional information

Weight1250 lbs
Dimensions48 × 40 × 68 in


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