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Old 02-14-2005, 10:40 PM
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tranny options for the 215

what are my tranny options for a Buick 215 motor? Comes w/ old 2 spd Dynaflow

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Not much. The 215 bellhousing pattern is unique. Will not fit the Buick 300/340/350 standard BOP pattern.


Much more can be found here: http://www.442.com/oldsfaq/ofjet.htm
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http://www.aluminumv8.com/

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I just briefly glanced through their site.

They have the adapters to mount just about any modern transmission, manual or automatic, to the 215. Along with very reasonable prices.

Good reference info just in case.
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thanx very much greg. that site is great....now I guess it is simply a matter of picking a tranny. It seems that there is an adapter plate for just about any tranny. The car is a 62 Buick Special....any recommendations on a good, economical tranny for this car?
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Th-350 for simplicity, TH-700R4/4L60 for the overdrive, or just about any 4-speed manual for something different.

It pretty much depends on what you are going to do with the car AND what you prefer.
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well, there really isn't any value in this car...it has purely sentimental value and nothing else...I am the 2nd owner, grandpa bought it in 61 off showroom floor. All original numbers, car & block match serials. I wouldn't mind the original still, to be honest. Seems like the TH-350 would be my most economical, readily choice.
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what are my tranny options for a Buick 215 motor? Comes w/ old 2 spd Dynaflow
I found a guy that had a C4 adapted but it was for his race car and he was a very busy doctor.

There are various auto trannys from Europe I found asking around on a Rover site that are supposed to fit the 215/Rover V8.

The D&D guys have an adapter for the chevy bolt pattern, but Kennedy Engineered Products has one for less last time I looked for either the TH350 or Powerglide.

The C4 is what I want but I guess I'm going to have to fab up my own bellhousing.
I want a three speed that I can rebuild on my own and the removable bellhousing would be better than a plate style adapter that also needs an adapter for the torque converter as well.

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More 215 trans info.

Well, I found another guy in Australia that had three with the Ford C4 adapted with 2 custom cast bellhousings and one with one that was a modified Borg Warner 35 bellhousing.
He said he would send pictures, but has not told me where he got them!

I wonder where I could get, and how much, a custom cast bellhousing would cost?
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