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WANTED: 55-60 3sp AUTO transmission with parking brake
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Beltran
Posted 2011-01-29 9:40 AM (#258847)
Subject: WANTED: 55-60 3sp AUTO transmission with parking brake



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Anyone got a line on a transmission of this type? Keep and eye out for me. I need to get one to attach to my 354 hemi and then drop it in my 55 Windsor. Would prefer to find it local to avoid the shipping hassles / cost.
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rbmain
Posted 2011-01-29 11:52 AM (#258854 - in reply to #258847)
Subject: Re: WANTED: 55-60 3sp transmission with parking brake



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There was a change in the way Mopar shifters worked in 57. Before that, one arm shifted 1-N-R or 2-N-3, depending on what the second arm was doing (pulled or relaxed). After 57, one arm controlled 1-N-R and the other controlled 2-N-3. Do you have your bellhousing? You're going to need a 55-56 Dodge truck transmission that was originally behind a 331 or 354. There were a few 55-56 Desotos and Chryslers with V8's and 3-speed manuals, not real scarce today. Richard

Edited by rbmain 2011-01-29 11:56 AM
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DeSotohead
Posted 2011-01-29 12:34 PM (#258856 - in reply to #258847)
Subject: RE: WANTED: 55-60 3sp transmission with parking brake



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Richard....

Would this be what Beltran needs?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/54-55-DODGE-FLYWHEEL-BELLHOUSING-BEL...
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finsruskw
Posted 2011-01-29 1:18 PM (#258860 - in reply to #258856)
Subject: RE: WANTED: 55-60 3sp transmission with parking brake



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You will need the X member from the stick car as well.
Plus, you will have to drill the crank for a pilot bearing
and shorten or lenthen the drive shaft to fit.

I went through all this back in '64 on an E-2 pay!
Not easy!!

Dave S
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Beltran
Posted 2011-02-04 12:07 AM (#259511 - in reply to #258847)
Subject: Re: WANTED: 55-60 3sp transmission with parking brake



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I was told by a transmission rebuilder at the Mopar swap meet that a 70's Dodge motor home or large truck had a 727 3sp with the hand brake on the shaft. These were aluminum housings not the cast iron. With a conversion plate I could mount it on the 354. Rebuild on the 70's version is around 350... lots of parts. Rebuild on the Cast Iron Torqueflight is around $750... parts are rare / have to be fabbed.

So I think I am going to look for the 70's model.
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finsruskw
Posted 2011-02-04 8:32 AM (#259522 - in reply to #259511)
Subject: Re: WANTED: 55-60 3sp transmission with parking brake



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Be prepareed for clearance problems in the hump.

DS
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rbmain
Posted 2011-02-04 5:59 PM (#259590 - in reply to #258847)
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Oops, 727? Are You looking for a 3-speed Torqueflite AUTOMATIC?
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Beltran
Posted 2011-02-05 5:26 PM (#259697 - in reply to #258847)
Subject: Re: WANTED: 55-60 3sp transmission with parking brake



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Yes sorry.. I need to fix that.

Bah I can't edit the title. I was so focused on 2sp vs. 3sp AUTOMATIC that I forgot to mention it. I have the 2sp auto at the moment and I want to get another gear so highway travel is not so hard on the gas mileage.

Edited by Beltran 2011-02-05 5:30 PM
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DeSotohead
Posted 2011-02-05 6:23 PM (#259708 - in reply to #258847)
Subject: Re: WANTED: 55-60 3sp AUTO transmission with parking brake



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I added AUTO into the original title for you
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mstrug
Posted 2011-02-20 7:33 PM (#261753 - in reply to #258847)
Subject: Re: WANTED: 55-60 3sp AUTO transmission with parking brake



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mstrug
Posted 2011-02-20 7:37 PM (#261755 - in reply to #261753)
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Beltran
Posted 2011-12-22 2:57 PM (#300732 - in reply to #258847)
Subject: Re: WANTED: 55-60 3sp AUTO transmission with parking brake



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Well just to update everyone... working both angles at the moment.
1) Cast iron torqueflight in process of rebuild with 'safetymike'. Still having trouble getting a good front pump assembly. The one we have binds and the replacement pump I got for the assembly doesn't fit it because it appears to be the 55 version. Somewhere in 56-57 they increased the thickness of the pump to increase the flow at idle.

2) Aluminum torqueflight with brake can be had but core cost is $400 plus rebuild, adaptor plate, linkage rework, tranny mount, driveshaft rework. I will do this option only if Mike and I cannot get this pump issue worked out. Been looking for 4 months now. It vexes me...
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DeSotohead
Posted 2011-12-22 5:11 PM (#300749 - in reply to #300732)
Subject: Re: WANTED: 55-60 3sp AUTO transmission with parking brake



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Mark...

Contact this guy. Gary Nelson of the 300 club.

He might just be able to help.....

http://www.chrysler300club.com/rcmstuff/filter/newad.html
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Beltran
Posted 2011-12-22 5:55 PM (#300760 - in reply to #258847)
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Thanks Hank. Sent an email.
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safetymike77
Posted 2011-12-22 6:15 PM (#300764 - in reply to #258847)
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If we can just get a good narrow pump body, I think we may have it.... But we haven't found one yet...
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Beltran
Posted 2011-12-29 4:13 PM (#301470 - in reply to #258847)
Subject: Re: WANTED: 55-60 3sp AUTO transmission with parking brake



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Sent an email but no response yet. Hopefully he is just out of town on visiting for the holidays.
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Beltran
Posted 2012-01-02 4:55 PM (#301875 - in reply to #258847)
Subject: Re: WANTED: 55-60 3sp AUTO transmission with parking brake



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Still looking for that Cast Iron Torqueflight front pump assembly. Any leads would be appreciated... or digging around in your parts bins which ever may apply to you.
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goldfin58
Posted 2012-01-24 6:41 AM (#305012 - in reply to #301875)
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Check your PM, I may have the part you need. Just need to dig it out of my parts closet!
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Swept57
Posted 2012-02-08 7:36 AM (#306878 - in reply to #305012)
Subject: Re: WANTED: 55-60 3sp AUTO transmission with parking brake



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I have a 3-speed auto out of a 1956 Imperial. I don't know anything about these trans, but would it have what you are looking for? Dave
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Beltran
Posted 2012-02-08 9:07 PM (#306982 - in reply to #258847)
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Just sent an email Dave.
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