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Old 11-02-2005, 12:36 AM
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Buick 401 And T400

Will A Turbo400 Trans Go Into A 1962 Buick Invicta.. This Trans Is Mated To A 401 V8? The Trans In The 62 Is A 2speed Dinaflow Mated To A 401 V8 Now...

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Isn't your Buick a "enclosed" driveshaft car ?

If you get the Turbo 400 installed.......what are you going to do about the rear end......?

Buick changed over right in this early 60's time period.....

ARE you open or closed ?

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Yes, the 62 would be a closed driveshaft car. No way to install a modern trans at a REASONABLE cost. And the Dynaflow is not a performance trans. Thats why most people make Low riders or street cruisers from these cars..
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Go to v8 Buick.com. There is info there about adapter kits for engine to trans. and discutions on rearends.I have a 57 Special , but have kept the driveline stock.
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400 trany 62 buick invicta

Yes, it has an open drive line..the 62 has a center carrier bearing and two piece drive line.. i purchased a 65 buick electra 225 ...401 engine with a 400 trany, i also have a totally brand new and i mean 0 miles new 455 engine and brand new turbo 400 trany by the way am looking for a buyer for this new 455 engine and trany .i tried to put the 455 and trany w/ turbo400 in the 62 and could not get the engine low enough in the car even without the motor mounts..but the trany did go into the area close to fit..so will try to make all fit...401 and turbo 400.. iwill keep you posted..

thanks for the reply..john p.
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62 invicta

REPLY..THE CAR I HAVE HAS AN OPEN DRIVE LINE..IT IS A TWO PIECE LINE WITH CENTER CARRIER BEARING..SO IAM HOPING THAT THE 65 -401 ENGINE AND TURBO 400 FIT..THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK..JPAGE






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Isn't your Buick a "enclosed" driveshaft car ?

If you get the Turbo 400 installed.......what are you going to do about the rear end......?

Buick changed over right in this early 60's time period.....

ARE you open or closed ?

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401 and turbo 400

The hook up to the 401 should not be a problem. I put a 400 from a '65 Rivera into my '65 GS, had to move the tranny mount back about 2", and have the drive shaft cut down. As you have a torque tube you will have to do some major changes. If you will need to find a 65 or later Buick and get the entire system from the bellhousing to rear axle.

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t 400 into my 62 invicta

thanks for the info.. i do have an open drive line and i did get all the drive train from front to rear out of the 65 the cross beam on the trans from the 65 is totally diff. than the 62 i think it will be a easy change over.and will have to shorten the d line. but thanks again for the reply..i will keep everyone up to date as it progresses..i was also told that a steering box from only a 62 to a 64 were the same and so i took a 1970 Electra steering box and put it in the 62,the 70 was identical to the 62 in every way other than the 70 has a faster steering,thats why i changed the box,, well fair well for now..
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62 Invicta

Well I Did It I Put The Turbo 400 Trans And 425 ..that I Found In The Mean Time.. Into My 62 Invicta With Very Little Problem..moved The Cross Member Back Then Had The Drive Line Cut And Away We Go...
I Still Have Too 401's But Really Like This 425..wow What A Difference In Performance. This Car Really Rock And Rolls Now..

I Also Put A Close Ratio Steering Box From A 1970 Buick Electra 225 Into The 62..it Is An Exact Fit..
I Will Post More Pictures Later...
Thanks For The Help John P.
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