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Projects M40 Volvo gearbox conversion Model A

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by joelorocknrollo, Dec 19, 2016.

  1. burl
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 763

    burl
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    from Minnesota

    lightened model a to 45 lbs re-drilled and tapped for a stock volvo clutch ans pressure plate
     
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  2. Prebendju
    Joined: Aug 18, 2009
    Posts: 2

    Prebendju
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    from Norway

    Ah! Thanks! Now to Just find out how to make it possible to use the original torquetube.


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    Last edited: Dec 25, 2016
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  3. Herb Kephart
    Joined: Jan 9, 2017
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    One thing to look out for. There was an early 4 speed--tagged M4---which has weak syncros.
    A couple hard shifts on a cold day--before the trans lube warmed up--and you had syncro parts in the lube.
    Ask me ho etc etc
    Herb
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  4. minijoey
    Joined: Apr 8, 2009
    Posts: 32

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    I know this is an old thread but I found this thinking about doing the same...so I am not the only one.
    Few questions since I guess you guys have been driving it a bit.
    -How are the gear ratio's?
    -How is the position of the shifter compared to orignal?

    And did anybody do this with the original driveshaft and axle?
     
  5. Original poster has been gone several years, but @burl is still here.
     
  6. burl
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 763

    burl
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    from Minnesota

    gear ratios are fine, I'm running a ford 9 inch in my coupe with somewhere around .300 gears and it rarely winds out above 3000 rpms ,bangers cant stand high rpms real long or the don't last. The location of the shifter is almost in the same spot as a ford 3 or 4 spd. I am running a ford banjo in my roadster but using an open drive conversion. Guys have figured out a way to mate it to the torque tube but there's not a lot of detailed information. volvo 1.jpg volvo 2.jpg volvo 3.jpg
     
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