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Old 11-19-2007, 11:33 PM
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62 Deville... what tranny do I have?

I think the shift pattern is something like PNDSLR. Reverse is at the bottom. All of my experience with GMs is 66 and later. I can't swap in a later tranny behind the 390 can I?

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Old 11-20-2007, 12:41 AM
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Hi Curtis,
The trans. is a 4 speed Hydra-Matic,
the 390 & 429, after that I don't know
they(caddy) started changing things
around 64, turbo hydra-matic & a
couple of different engine displacements
depending on model.
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A four speed? In 62? It only lists D S and L.
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Hay,
There was another trans. but
it's a fluid coupling, no converter,
look on the pan, I have no doubt
it will read "Hydra-Matic" & it is a
four speed.
Also about your other post, you will
need to do some fab work to get that
500 in there, better wait till you have
all of you tools back with you.
Good luck,
rich

PS. That four speed trans had been
around for awhile, they were
used in tanks, gm stopped using
them because of cost. the same
reason they did away with the twin
pitch (jetaway)

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You definitely have a Hydromatic with four speeds. Frist gear is 3.96 : 1 so it is over pretty quick. The "pernurndal" doesn't show all four gears. There is no option to put it in the lowest gear. The only concievable reason to put the tranny in such a low gear would be to pull a house off it's foundation! It is a good transmission but hard to get rebuilt. I am actually rebuilding my own and am almost done. Another few hours should have it. There are lot's of little quirks with these units.

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Ok, thanks for all the helps. Are there any crossover years that would let me bolt a later tranny (for instance a 400) to that 390?
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Curtis,

In 63 the 390 changed with the distributor moving to the front of the motor etc. The tranny and bell housing are interchangeable with the 62 though. In 64 the new 390 morphed in the 429 which still had the four speed tranny. I have heard that at mid year they were offereing the Turbo Hydramatic which became standard in 65 and up. For the early conversions they used an adapter plate which in theory would work for you. I have never seen one but I have the parts CD and should be able to look it up for you.

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I was only able to find passing reference to an adapter plate and no part number anywhere. I did find that in 64 they offered the old tranny in one series of car and the new Turbo Hydra-matic in the others. It looks like they may have used a different crank in the one. I can't claim to have any real knowledge of this so take it with a grain of salt.

If you want a fool proof method take look at this link,

http://transmissionadapters.com/

Looks like they have a sure fire solution.

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Great! That's what I needed to know. I had a response on another forum in which a guy said that he had a switch pitch 400 that would bolt up to the 390, so I need to follow up with him later. I didn't think the SP400 was offered in the early pattern, but I'll find out more soon.
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the t-400 for the 390 cid engine has a unique bell housing bolt pattern. Sort of a diamond shape with a flat spot at the top. I would not think there are many around sitting out of cars. A fellow in Black Canyon city AZ had a some of these around a few yrs back.
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