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1956 Custom Royal Powerflite
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Gbreslin
Posted 2019-01-03 2:09 PM (#576203)
Subject: 1956 Custom Royal Powerflite


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It has been suggested to me that the addition of an Overdrive unit to this transmission would improve mileage and lessen engine wear. Does this make sense to do?
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-01-03 3:36 PM (#576208 - in reply to #576203)
Subject: RE: 1956 Custom Royal Powerflite



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Gbreslin - 2019-01-03 2:09 PM

It has been suggested to me that the addition of an Overdrive unit to this transmission would improve mileage and lessen engine wear. Does this make sense to do?


George: That is a good theory but I think that in practical terms, it is not likely to be easy or cheap for a 56 Dodge Powerflite. There were overdrive units for the 56 Dodge 3 spd standard transmssions but based on the diagrams below, there are a lot of parts involved. I don't know if you could add an standard trans overdrive to the back of a Powerflite.





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57chizler
Posted 2019-01-04 2:55 PM (#576266 - in reply to #576203)
Subject: RE: 1956 Custom Royal Powerflite



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Adding an OD to the rear of a Powerflite is possible if you have access to lots of machine tools and an OD unit, not practical otherwise. Here's an OD conversion I did for a 727.



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