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Old 09-27-2011, 12:12 AM
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trans swap

I have a 1960 c-10 with a 235 6Cly and 4sp granny. I want to swap the trans to an automatic. any advice? also.what kind of rear end could I use? I would appreciate any advice.

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You could swap in a GM 12-Bolt or Ford 9" Rear, TH700R4 O/D Trans.
What do you plan on using the Truck for Cruising, Street/Strip, Strip only?
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Other than finding an original 235 powerglide, I don't think anything else will bolt up without adapters
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I think a T5 or a OD 3spd would be more fun; but a 200-4r or 700r4 is certainly easy to do with the proper axle conversion

I have a customer with a similar truck, he went with a 2.98 1st Muncie and a set of 3.31 in a Ford axle (either a 9" or an 8.8 I forget which)

Be careful with adapters, do your research as some seem to be more accurate and easier to install than others
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Without an expensive adapter, there is NO auto trans that will just bolt up to the old stovebolt six; you're stuck with either the cast iron Powerglide, or the cast iron, dual range, 4-speed Hydramatic, AKA Hydro. Go to a towing yard auction, and buy a cheap, but good running, Chevrolet with V-8 and auto trans. Then scrap out what's left, along with your old engine-trans.
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Hey i want to do the same to my truck can anyone show me a website were i can buy an adaptor to hook up a 700R4 to a 6 cylinder engine. Thanks
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Swapping the Drivetrain to something newer may be better as suggested above.
Check with >> http://www.wilcap.com/
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