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Old 11-29-2010, 03:57 AM   #1
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Default Dodge 230 Flathead trans options

Ive got a 54' plymouth with a 230 flat head six with a powerflite trans(2 spd). I'd like to bolt on a 3 or 4spd mopar auto(727 or 904) with overdrive. The motor is rebuilt. I'm looking for something that would make it more drivable and easier for the wife.

I think it would help on the highway and they often have a lower first gear for help with LA traffic. They are little torque monsters.

The floor has already been cut so modifying it and/or the driveshaft is okay. Mostly I need to know what bolts up to the engine and what other parts I'd need(ie torque converter, starter, ect)

They are cool engines, so I'd like to use it without spending too much $$
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:54 AM   #2
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Default Re: Dodge 230 Flathead trans options

I have a 230 too. Cool topic even though I know nothing.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:43 AM   #3
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Default Re: Dodge 230 Flathead trans options

Check in at the P15-D24 site there has been some discussion over there on this subject.

http://www430.pair.com/p15d24/mopar_...eferrerid=1152

Also check with Olddaddy here on the HAMB he does disc brake kits for the old Mopars as well as splitting manifolds for the Mopar flatheads. At one point I know he was working on an adaptor for a 727 or 904 to the flathead.
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:44 PM   #4
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Default Re: Dodge 230 Flathead trans options

i see Wilcap has an adaptor but it lets ya use a gm BOP auto trans
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:12 PM   #5
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Default Re: Dodge 230 Flathead trans options

pm 73RR, he has em.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:20 PM   #6
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Default Re: Dodge 230 Flathead trans options

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I have a 230 too. Cool topic even though I know nothing.
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I'm curious myself since I have a Gyro-matic that makes clicking and clunking sounds.
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Old 11-30-2010, 01:02 PM   #7
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Default Re: Dodge 230 Flathead trans options

I saw the wilcap one, but I'd like to keep it mopar if possible. If not a 700R4 could be a good option and there are a few of those around.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:45 PM   #8
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Default Re: Dodge 230 Flathead trans options

Im a MopAr guy and am all for keepin it all MoPar - but a 518 is bulky and will take usable HP from your drive wheels.

Also, a 200R4 would be a better choice over the 700R4, handle the HP/TQ easily and will suck less HP/TQ thru the drivetrain.

Check it out !!

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Old 11-30-2010, 06:17 PM   #9
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Default Re: Dodge 230 Flathead trans options

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Im a MopAr guy and am all for keepin it all MoPar - but a 518 is bulky and will take usable HP from your drive wheels.

Also, a 200R4 would be a better choice over the 700R4, handle the HP/TQ easily and will suck less HP/TQ thru the drivetrain.

Check it out !! Rat
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