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Re: Overdrive options ...we need them

Unread postby mabrandes on Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:26 am

77Travco wrote:
mabrandes wrote:I have a '68 270 w/ the 318 motor.... is swapping out the transmission to a 518 a relatively simple swap? Has anyone done it? I'm not a motor/gearhead so it isn't something I would do myself but would like to know if it is straightforward enough for someone that knows what they are doing to do it and would I gain anything by doing it.

It depends... Which 318 do you have? A small block 318 or a Poly 318?


It is a small block "LA" 318.
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Wellsville, KS

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Re: Overdrive options ...we need them

Unread postby 77Travco on Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:54 am

Yep, should bolt right up.
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Re: Overdrive options ...we need them

Unread postby KB2CRK on Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:29 pm

Gear vendors does have a Dodge Class A specific unit complete with new Parking brake assembly. It is almost 3500 dollars though.
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Re: Overdrive options ...we need them

Unread postby badbillybiker on Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:02 pm

Ouch!!!
Hope that includes installation.!!..
Have to goto LA for it or more a
locally install?
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Re: Overdrive options ...we need them

Unread postby KB2CRK on Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:12 pm

I did not look into it but I don't think that includes install or shortening of driveshaft.
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Re: Overdrive options ...we need them

Unread postby KB2CRK on Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:31 pm

Just verified by email. Installation not included. Driveshaft needs to be shortened about 14" and a new supplied yoke put on.
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