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jboymechanic
Posted 2020-01-04 11:58 PM (#592478)
Subject: 1962 TF trans question



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Saw this local add about a 318 Poly and TF trans and talked to the owner. He pulled these out of a driving '62 Plymouth Belvedere wagon he just bought and he is building a 426 for it. I was curious, this transmission will have the newer crank flange and use a flex plate, correct? But it will also still work with the push buttons in my 1960 Plymouth? Would this transmission have a park position? If so, how is it engaged? Owner said his '62 wagon has parking brake in the rear axle, I thought that didn't come until later?

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/pts/d/pewaukee-62-plymouth-318-poly...
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56D500boy
Posted 2020-01-05 1:07 AM (#592481 - in reply to #592478)
Subject: RE: 1962 TF trans question



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Well for sure the TF in question does NOT have the eBrake on the tailshaft so it has to be on the rear axle brake drums

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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2020-01-05 2:46 AM (#592484 - in reply to #592478)
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That's the later TF 727. It always has a flex plate and needs the newer style crankshaft flange.

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jboymechanic
Posted 2020-01-05 8:46 AM (#592487 - in reply to #592478)
Subject: Re: 1962 TF trans question



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Yes, the aluminum housing gives away that it is a 1962 or newer, so it will use a flex plate as well. Is this a '63 to '65 transmission? In 1966 I think the flange output was replaced by the slip yoke. If this was a '62, it would still have 5 positions (R N D 2 1) and the parking brake on the drum, right? Again, I'm looking for a trans to go into my 1960 wagon even if it's behind a newer engine, but only if I can still use my original push buttons and parking brake.
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ABloch
Posted 2020-01-05 10:28 AM (#592490 - in reply to #592478)
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There is a parking brake in addition to the "PARK" position on the trans in 1962. This was activated by a lever on the left side of the dash and is a separate system from the push buttons. I suppose you could run it with the park cable installed and left in the release position. however you will need to figure out an emergency brake something or other.....
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Handygun
Posted 2020-01-18 4:23 PM (#593158 - in reply to #592478)
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If this helps, the 62 727 with parking drum only came on the full size 62's, so no 62 Plymouths have them.
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Powerflite
Posted 2020-01-18 5:25 PM (#593161 - in reply to #592478)
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The slip yoke started in 1965, so if you wanted that, you could use that one-year only trans with your push buttons. 1966 was the first year that wasn't cable shifted. The '62 big block trans has the park brake, but it doesn't have a park function! It's an oddball. '62 transmissions from B-body cars have the park function, but they don't have the park brake on them. The two options are mutually exclusive. '63-'65 BB transmissions had the park function, along with all A-body 904's, even in 1960. If you really want both, I recommend that you get a '63-'65 big block trans with the park function, and transfer the tail shaft from another trans onto it. You can even use a later tailshaft from an RV with the park brake, and swap all the later internals into it, but keep the old valve body with the button shifter. There is a guy that builds them that way for you if you would like to purchase one already done, the 727 Specialist. But if it were me, I would use the stock trans without the park brake on it, but with the park function, and swap in a later C-body rear end to hook up your e-brake to.

http://www.727specialist.com/

Edited by Powerflite 2020-01-18 5:44 PM
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jboymechanic
Posted 2020-01-18 10:02 PM (#593172 - in reply to #592478)
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Thank you for this addition info, this is what I was looking for. I'm still considering buying this 318 poly and trans.
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