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Old 08-26-2006, 04:50 PM
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yank out a 727 ~ how difficult ???

Hey ya'll ~ I bought a 1968 Dodge four door pickup from an old hippie type awhile back for the princely sum of $300 and though it's original 383 still starts and runs like a dream it's 727 tranny is as dead as Julius Caesar.

I was an army mechanic for the better part of a decade but have never yanked out a tranny on my own though I've helped lots of buds yank and stab 'em.

Crawlin' under this thing it sure looks pretty straight-forward.

How heavy is it ?

Any tips to give the feller (not me) who's going to rebuild it ?

Anyone know of a shift kit they'd recommend for it ?

Also, any of you MOPAR guys have any thoughts on the weaknesses or strengths of the 383 ?

Any thoughts/comments are greatly appreciated and thank you !!!

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Old 08-27-2006, 08:58 PM
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Well there are 2 ways to pull it out . . .

If you are NOT going to put it back into the truck . . .

FIRE up the torch & cut the drive shaft , cross member ,shift linkage ,speedo cable ,transmission lines & {maybe a down shift cable or linkage . . . . WATCH OUT FOR GREASE FIRES!

Then with a long 1/2" extension blow the bell housing bolts out & let gravity take over.


If you plan on putting it back together
Well thats different too. . . . .

You will want to UNBOLT all the stuff listed above & undo the torque converter & lower it to the ground with a transmission jack or a floor jack.

Unless you can bench press 200lbs & hold it use hydraulics!

You can pick up a mechanical trans jack or a adapter for a floor jack @ Harbor Freight for CHEEP

good luck


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