Posted 2019-07-13 8:51 PM (#584784) Subject: Trans swap?
Location: Fleetwood, Pa
Gang, how easy would it be to swap a 59 Dodge torqueflite into a 57 Dodge which currently has a torqueflite? My original trans has slipping issues, which I have read seemed to be problematic to the 57 cars. I have a 59 trans and if it is indeed better, I'd rather just rebuild the 59 trans and swap them....thoughts?
Posted 2019-07-13 11:48 PM (#584787 - in reply to #584784) Subject: Re: Trans swap?
Location: So. California
The only issue I can see would be if your old trans is air cooled and your new one is water cooled. So you would have to install a trans cooler in the bottom of your radiator, or install an add on one to the lower radiator hose like on the '55-'56 Chrysler and Imperial.
Posted 2019-07-14 6:09 PM (#584832 - in reply to #584784) Subject: RE: Trans swap?
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Aha!.... I thought it was mid to late ‘58 where the change took place and by ‘59 it was all done... BUT in my neck of the woods, I see a LOT more parts than I do cars and the origins are not 100% accurate. Thanks for the tip.