ZF 8HP trans swap?

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Re: ZF 8HP trans swap?

Unread post by 77Travco » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:04 pm

Sounds like a big project either way. I think that a complete engine and tranny with complete harness and computer would be the way to go here. I would prefer to use a 6.4 Hemi out of a heavy duty truck once they start showing up in wrecking yards.

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Re: ZF 8HP trans swap?

Unread post by KB2CRK » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:06 pm

Do the later (4.7 or hemi) enignes still use the old LA bell housing bolt pattern?
If so there is an adapter kit for the A518 to the 440. The A500/518 did not have the B/RB bellhousing but used the LA bell.
http://smrtrans.tripod.com/smrtransmiss ... o/id9.html

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Re: ZF 8HP trans swap?

Unread post by rjsdotorg » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:27 am

From my looking
  • a small block 727 any 318/360 will bolt up to it as previously stated. Even the newer Magnum engines. Also the 5.7 Hemi will bolt up to it not sure about the 4.7 motor
  • 318 and 360 engines use different torque converters due to the balancing of the engines. You can either weld 360 balance wieghts on a 318 converter for a 360 or knock the weights off the 360 converter for a 318
  • should also bolt up to a 3.9L V6

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