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In Search of a 1957 Dodge C-100 TorqueFlite Control Box
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-12-16 9:16 PM (#575360)
Subject: In Search of a 1957 Dodge C-100 TorqueFlite Control Box



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I am thinking that in the long term, I would feel more confident about my car (56 Dodge D500 hemi) if the transmission was a three speed Torqueflite rather than a 2 spd PowerFlite. Just thinking.

I know that it has been done (Dave H. has done it).

One of the biggest impediments to a successful conversion is acquiring the push button box from a 57 Dodge truck which was equipped with a "LoadFlite" 3 spd automatic transmission. On these lines of thought, I searched out and found the 50-65 Mopar Parts Interchange document. While I didn't find the control box, I did find the cross-over for the actual truck transmission: it was the same as the 1733 290 transmission used in the 57/58 New Yorkers and 58 Imperial. Heavy powerful cars, makes sense that the 1/2 ton truck trans could be the same.

Some info from today's search:





(LoadFlite.jpg)



(57DodgeTruckTorqueFliteShifter_2.jpg)



(57-58TruckLoadFliteCrossOverKeyToNumber295.jpg)



(1738227LoadFliteCrossToNo4TorqueFlite.jpg)



(1738227AsA57-58NewYorkerImperialPNCrossTo295LoadFlite.jpg)



(1738227AsA57-58ChryslerTorqueFlitePN.jpg)



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Attachments 57-58TruckLoadFliteCrossOverKeyToNumber295.jpg (206KB - 48 downloads)
Attachments 1738227LoadFliteCrossToNo4TorqueFlite.jpg (214KB - 48 downloads)
Attachments 1738227AsA57-58NewYorkerImperialPNCrossTo295LoadFlite.jpg (230KB - 50 downloads)
Attachments 1738227AsA57-58ChryslerTorqueFlitePN.jpg (165KB - 53 downloads)
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-12-20 7:13 PM (#575567 - in reply to #575360)
Subject: RE: In Search of a 1957 Dodge C-100 TorqueFlite Control Box



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Call off the dogs.

I scored a NOS 1673 906 TorqueFlite control mechanism for a 56 Chrysler/Imperial from my local NOS Mopar parts guy. I also lucked into a 5 button control panel and buttons on eBay and snagged it on a Buy it Now. (See photos below). At least that hurdle is crossed if I decide to go Torqueflite for sure (lots of confusing options have been presented for my consideration).

Note the buttons are not in the correct position in the photo.





(56Chrysler3spdAutoShifterPN1673906.jpg)



(56ImperialWithTorqueFlite.jpg)



(56ImperialWithTorqueFlite_ButtonsUpsideDownWrongLocation.jpg)



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mstrug
Posted 2018-12-20 8:07 PM (#575571 - in reply to #575360)
Subject: Re: In Search of a 1957 Dodge C-100 TorqueFlite Control Box



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https://www.ebay.com/itm/1957-1958-1959-1960-Dodge-Pickup-Truck-Push...
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/1957-1958-1959-1960-Dodge-Sweptside-Truck-P...
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mstrug
Posted 2018-12-20 8:09 PM (#575572 - in reply to #575360)
Subject: Re: In Search of a 1957 Dodge C-100 TorqueFlite Control Box



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mstrug
Posted 2018-12-20 8:10 PM (#575573 - in reply to #575360)
Subject: Re: In Search of a 1957 Dodge C-100 TorqueFlite Control Box



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mstrug
Posted 2018-12-20 8:15 PM (#575574 - in reply to #575360)
Subject: Re: In Search of a 1957 Dodge C-100 TorqueFlite Control Box



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sweptside shifter. https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1957-DODGE-D-10...

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(sweptsideshifter.jpg)



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56D500boy
Posted 2018-12-20 8:29 PM (#575576 - in reply to #575571)
Subject: Re: In Search of a 1957 Dodge C-100 TorqueFlite Control Box



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Thanks Marc. I got my NOS shifter mechanism *with* a reverse light switch for less than that sand-blasted one *AND* I got an un-pitted shifter plate *AND* all five buttons for less than the price of just that pitted plate. Admittedly, I did not get the felt gasket (OH NOZE !!)

From Marc's ebay links (I saw them before I bought what I bought):





Edited by 56D500boy 2018-12-20 8:50 PM
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