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Old 02-19-2004, 02:38 PM
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727 behind 331 hemi?

since i'm not a big dodge guy will a 727 bolt behind the 331 hemi... i might attempt to wedge one into a 38 anglia i got for free... i can get the engine for dirt cheap, and if a 727 will bolt behind it i can pick them up for a dime a dozen too... if the 727 won't bolt behind it what trans will?

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The old cast iron push button torqueflight will bolt right up to a '54 or later 331 but the aluminum case 727 won't without an adapter. Neither will the 500, 518, or 904.

If the block is a 51-53 with the extended belhousing, Wilcap now has an adapter to the 727 or 904 Chrysler trans but the case must be modified to work. Some others like HotHeads have similar adapters for both the extended belhousing and non extended post 53 versions including to popular GM auto and standard trans, Ford standard trans and Mopar standard transmissions. Cost for most automatic adapters is in the neighborhood of $375 including the flex plate while the standard trans costs a little more due to the higher cost of the flywheel.

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i don't know about you but the old cast iron case push bottons aren't exactly easy to find... thanks for the information, i may go with one of those adapters and run a th350 or something since i have about 3 of them laying around, maybe even a 700r4, but i'll likely end up with a small block chevy, unfortunately it wouldn't be near as cool
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Yes the cast iron torqueflights are very hard to find, and if you could you'd never find one that didn't need to be rebuilt.

The best option is to use one of the adapters. You find them on e-bay occasionally (there's several mom and pop shops that are making them now) but having experience with the Wilcap and HotHeads units I like to stick with them. Very good quality and no mods required.

Your only other option would be to keep checking e-bay and pick up a stock standard trans belhousing and go with a 4 speed. They're cast iron too and weight tons but at least you wouldn't need an adapter to run one. The only drawback is that you would be locked into using a stock starter where most of the adapters use the late model small block Mopar mini starter.

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