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56D500boy
Posted 2018-12-19 1:14 AM (#575469)
Subject: WTB: 1962 Chrysler A727 Aluminum case TorqueFlite



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I am gathering parts for a Powerflite to Torqueflite conversion for my 56 Dodge D500. I was thinking that the air-cooled 57 Torqueflite would be the easiest choice for me. However, I have been in contact with someone who has made the conversion on his 56 D500 and he is strongly suggesting that I should go aluminum case A727 from a 1962 Chrysler (because of the drum eBrake).  Like the photos attached (that I found in an old for sale thread).

Any leads will be appreciated.

 




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finsruskw
Posted 2018-12-19 6:50 AM (#575480 - in reply to #575469)
Subject: Re: WTB: 1962 Chrysler A727 Aluminum case TorqueFlite



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The 57 has the drum e-brake.
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matador440
Posted 2018-12-19 8:23 AM (#575485 - in reply to #575480)
Subject: Re: WTB: 1962 Chrysler A727 Aluminum case TorqueFlite



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I don't think that is going to interchange well. The 56 motor has a longer crankshaft and a different way of bolting up the torque converter. The 62 trans uses a separate flex plate that the torque converter bolts to. The 56 has a torque converter with the starter teeth all in one piece. The 61 trans should work a lot better as its the same design as the 56. If your friend got a 62 trans to work with a 56 motor Id like to know how he did it..

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tallzag
Posted 2018-12-19 10:58 AM (#575493 - in reply to #575469)
Subject: Re: WTB: 1962 Chrysler A727 Aluminum case TorqueFlite


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I have a couple, near Olympia, WA.
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56D500boy
Posted 2018-12-19 5:05 PM (#575500 - in reply to #575485)
Subject: Re: WTB: 1962 Chrysler A727 Aluminum case TorqueFlite



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matador440 - 2018-12-19 8:23 AM
I don't think that is going to interchange well. The 56 motor has a longer crankshaft and a different way of bolting up the torque converter. The 62 trans uses a separate flex plate that the torque converter bolts to. The 56 has a torque converter with the starter teeth all in one piece. The 61 trans should work a lot better as its the same design as the 56. If your friend got a 62 trans to work with a 56 motor Id like to know how he did it..


The "friend" is Dave H**stad from Minnesota who had his own D500 website where he documented his many modifications to his 56 D500. He sent me his 8 page single-spaced WORD doc and a ton of photos on how to do the transmission swap. The transmission core he used was a 1962 A 727 (for an A series small block engine e.g. (318 poly)). He says that an A 727 from 62-65 would work. The tail section with the drum eBrake came from a 62 B727 (i.e. from a big block, 361, 383, 413). He used an after market 24 spline/10 bolt torque converter. He also used a TR Waters adapter plate:

https://www.trwaters.com/product/early-hemi-transmission-adapters/

In discussions with Dave yesterday (by email) he suggested that I could reuse my PowerFlite Torque converter, etc. if I wasn't going to be drag racing the old girl.

But really I have no clue on this swap so I am taking Dave at his word.






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56D500boy
Posted 2018-12-19 5:12 PM (#575502 - in reply to #575493)
Subject: Re: WTB: 1962 Chrysler A727 Aluminum case TorqueFlite



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tallzag - 2018-12-19 10:58 AM

I have a couple, near Olympia, WA.


Tom: I emailed you at Rocket Resto.

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56D500boy
Posted 2019-01-28 8:00 PM (#577533 - in reply to #575502)
Subject: Re: WTB: 1962 Chrysler A727 Aluminum case TorqueFlite



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NO MORE CALLS FOLKS.

I've decided to go 57 or 58 Cast-iron torqueflite. Fewer issues to do the swap. Maybe not as good but it will be fine for my needs.

Thanks to those who responded.



Edited by 56D500boy 2019-01-28 8:01 PM
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