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A518 / 46RH swap
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51coronet
Posted 2017-06-16 10:06 PM (#542312)
Subject: A518 / 46RH swap


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I will be attempting a trans swap and read the threads concerning a swap.

I want to try and retain push buttons....the catch is I can ignore park due to having rear disc brakes with integrated park that works! I have it all attached to the foot pedal of my 57 imperial.
2nd gear is also not of importance to me.

With that said is it easier and more do-able to make this swap work with push buttons? Any parts recommendations or recommendations in general?



I picked up a 1995 46RH with a starter, converter, hardware, and a cross member for $297 from a 1995 ram 1500. I also grabbed the shift linkage and kickdown cable. Took about 3.5 hours to remove it myself plus a lot of dirt at a junkyard here in SoCal.

Thanks for any advice
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wayfarer
Posted 2017-06-20 12:00 PM (#542504 - in reply to #542312)
Subject: Re: A518 / 46RH swap



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I wondered how many folks would offer up suggestions on this swap....apparently not a popular option.
In the past there have been some 'kits' to allow for using the PB drive on a 'normal' trans but they were never mainstream; perhaps due to cost?
If you know a good Mechanical Engineer in need of a convoluted project then report back on the process. I have tackled some odd-ball design projects but not sure there would ever be enough pay back for the hours involved in something like this.

What ever happened to Imperial Services and their 'kit'?
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51coronet
Posted 2017-06-20 5:22 PM (#542531 - in reply to #542312)
Subject: Re: A518 / 46RH swap


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I dont know what happened to imperial services kit, would be nice if it were around still. I would think this would get a bit more attention since the torque converters for old torque flites don't exist. Some replacement parts just don't exist anymore so this swap isn't a terrible idea in my opinion. The initial investment is a pain in the rear (trans, torque converter, some wiring, making buttons work, drive shaft mods) but in the end you get modern over the counter parts and an overdrive.

Thanks for the response. I am sure I can get a 1 off to work.
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57chizler
Posted 2017-06-21 1:27 PM (#542578 - in reply to #542312)
Subject: RE: A518 / 46RH swap



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Somebody posted these pics during a similar discussion.



(3575434 bushings.jpg)



(Push buttons 003.jpg)



(Push buttons 004.jpg)



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Attachments 3575434 bushings.jpg (110KB - 11 downloads)
Attachments Push buttons 003.jpg (115KB - 11 downloads)
Attachments Push buttons 004.jpg (98KB - 10 downloads)
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jboymechanic
Posted 2017-08-08 11:25 AM (#545840 - in reply to #542312)
Subject: Re: A518 / 46RH swap



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I plan on doing this exact swap some day, I was fortunate enough to get the Imperial Services kit while they were still available. When I have some free time, I could draw the parts in CAD so people could duplicate the kit. There is a user on this site, think his user name is "PowerFlite", that has swapped OD trans into many FL cars. I'd check in with him, I believe his real name is Nathan.
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