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sidesho_bob1961
Posted 2019-07-13 8:51 PM (#584784)
Subject: Trans swap?



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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?

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Powerflite
Posted 2019-07-13 11:48 PM (#584787 - in reply to #584784)
Subject: Re: Trans swap?



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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.
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56D500boy
Posted 2019-07-14 12:18 AM (#584789 - in reply to #584784)
Subject: RE: Trans swap?



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I know nothing but I have been doing some TF investigations. I am guessing that the swap would be straight forward barring issues with air-cooled vs fluid-cooled.

Have a look at this info:



(EarlyCastIronTorqueFlitePNs.jpg)



(1823593TorqueFliteCrossOver_Annotated.jpg)



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57plybel
Posted 2019-07-14 12:57 AM (#584790 - in reply to #584784)
Subject: RE: Trans swap?



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59 Shift cable would have to accompany the 59 T/F if i'm not mistaken

 

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56D500boy
Posted 2019-07-14 2:52 AM (#584793 - in reply to #584790)
Subject: RE: Trans swap?



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57plybel - 2019-07-13 9:57 PM

59 Shift cable would have to accompany the 59 T/F if i'm not mistaken


Apparently the answer is "Maybe"

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57plybel
Posted 2019-07-14 6:09 PM (#584832 - in reply to #584784)
Subject: RE: Trans swap?



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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.

 

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sidesho_bob1961
Posted 2019-07-15 1:14 PM (#584857 - in reply to #584784)
Subject: Re: Trans swap?



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Guys, thanks much for all the responses and information....
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