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Old 01-16-2011, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default Wanna put an automatic transmission in my 1950 Dodge Coronet

Anyone suggest a suitable trans I can use that won't be too much work?
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Old 03-19-2011, 05:59 AM   #2
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Default Re: Wanna put an automatic transmission in my 1950 Dodge Coronet

i dont know but im wanting to know for myself. i havent had any luck finding anything that will bolt right up, unless you by a adapt kit but that was a ton of money last i checked.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:50 AM   #3
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Default Re: Wanna put an automatic transmission in my 1950 Dodge Coronet

A 904 torqueflite will handle your flattie just fine, there is an adaptor already out there for it. Maybe go with an early 518 overdrive......
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:03 AM   #4
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Default Re: Wanna put an automatic transmission in my 1950 Dodge Coronet

who makes the tranny adapter for the flattie six..... just currious? still got the one out of my 50.
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:05 AM   #5
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Default Re: Wanna put an automatic transmission in my 1950 Dodge Coronet

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who makes the tranny adapter for the flattie six..... just currious? still got the one out of my 50.
I'm curious as well. The transmission in my 50 Coronet is making clunking noises.
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:21 AM   #6
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http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/member.php?u=26736

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Old 05-25-2011, 07:29 PM   #7
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Default Re: Wanna put an automatic transmission in my 1950 Dodge Coronet

you can try www.wilcap.com they make alot of adapter
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:42 PM   #8
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Default Re: Wanna put an automatic transmission in my 1950 Dodge Coronet

Transmissions in 50 Dodges were called clunk o matics, what's the problem????

A friend put a 350 chevy behind a 251 desoto with a wilcap adapter. put the combination in a A coupster, went like stink.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:15 AM   #9
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Default Re: Wanna put an automatic transmission in my 1950 Dodge Coronet

You should be able to use a '54 thru '59 Mopar 6 cyl Powerflite..........'54 is when they were introduced and '59 was the last US production pass car flathead 6.

Not that they are easily found, but surely there are some out there. If you do decide to spend for an adapter to a later model trans, also check with Bendtsens www.transmissionadapters.com. Not cheap, but very well made.

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Old 05-26-2011, 05:10 AM   #10
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Default Re: Wanna put an automatic transmission in my 1950 Dodge Coronet

/6 or 318 with 904 is easy swap
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:28 AM   #11
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Default Re: Wanna put an automatic transmission in my 1950 Dodge Coronet

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That's him! Like his better than Wilcaps.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:55 AM   #12
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Default Re: Wanna put an automatic transmission in my 1950 Dodge Coronet

I think you should go with an adapter.

Spend the money now. It will be a much more enjoyable car with a good shifting, reliable tranny behind it. Thanks. Don
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:49 AM   #13
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Default Re: Wanna put an automatic transmission in my 1950 Dodge Coronet

Thanks Frankie and George.
Yes, I can adapt the A904/A500 as well as later Mopar manual boxes to the flat 6 and 8. I am way behind on getting details on to the web site so if you have questions send a PM.

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Old 05-26-2011, 10:12 AM   #14
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Default Re: Wanna put an automatic transmission in my 1950 Dodge Coronet

if you can find an adapter plate, I would run an a500, there not electronic, just have an electric operated torque converter lock up and 4th gear operation, which is easy to control with 2 switches inside the car, and with the exception of an extra gear they are no different then a 904.
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:16 PM   #15
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Default Re: Wanna put an automatic transmission in my 1950 Dodge Coronet

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You should be able to use a '54 thru '59 Mopar 6 cyl Powerflite..........'54 is when they were introduced and '59 was the last US production pass car flathead 6.

Not that they are easily found, but surely there are some out there. If you do decide to spend for an adapter to a later model trans, also check with Bendtsens www.transmissionadapters.com. Not cheap, but very well made.

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54-55 P'flites had typical column linkage, but 56-59 were pushbuttons. Don't recall if Plymouth used cast iron t'flites with 230 6 cyl flatties, but if they did, u could also go that route. I would think the biggest issue in using a modern transmission and an adapter plate would be starter issues. If the transmission is for a V engine then how the 6 cylinder back of block could have interference issues, unless the starter on these adapter plates are mounted below bottom of block.
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:03 PM   #16
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Default Re: Wanna put an automatic transmission in my 1950 Dodge Coronet

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If the transmission is for a V engine then how the 6 cylinder back of block could have interference issues, unless the starter on these adapter plates are mounted below bottom of block.
Recall that on a Mopar the starter mounts to the bell.


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