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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by michaelmoore, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. michaelmoore
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    i am new to hamb and hemi's . i need to know what is the best trans to bolt to my 354 hemi. are there any good trans that bolt up directly . are what do you have to have to bolt them up . your help will be appreciated. ive looked in the older post and have seen somelike 727 but dont know what they had to do to bolt them up . i have a 72 newport with the 400 i could rob the tranny from it or get a new one. i have a 350 chevy but want to keep it all chrysler.
     
  2. Mr. Speed
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    Depends if you want manual or auto. Manual I recommend a wide ratio muncie. Auto I'd go with the 727. I believe both require an adaptor plate.
     
  3. michaelmoore
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    i want an auto . where do i find the adapter plate. and does my 72 newport with a 400 eng have a 727. thanks
     
  4. The 400 tranny 727 is not the one you want. The baby hemi guys used to use a small block 727. You still have to buy an adapter the only tranny I know of that is a bolt together is an original.

    Today with the adapters out there the sky is the limit. I personally would lean towards the 727 but you can just about pic and choose.
     
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  5. michaelmoore
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    what years and cars do the small block 727's come in
     
  6. From the first 727 built to the later '70s early '80s. Anything that a small block came in.

    Furys, darts, valients, belviders(sp) you name it if mopar put a small block in it it came with a 727. I would start looking at about 65 or 6 up. Avoid anything with a push button tranny.
     
  7. FNG777
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    Try Wilcap for an adapter, wilcap.com
     
  8. Stefan T
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    I have a 727 with home made adpter. I have made it of a 15mm aluminum and a specal inner ring and redrilled flexplate.
     
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  10. michaelmoore
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    can you get an adapter for the 518/46rh ?
     
  11. michaelmoore
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    stefan t does your 727 do very well? do you get on it hard!
     
  12. The 727 in good condition will handle about anything you are going to throw at it. I might want to beef one a bit of I was throwing more than 450 hp or so at it but unless you have really got into your 354 you aren't going to hurt it any.
     
  13. Stefan T
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    The adapter works well the car have been used since 2001 and the 727 do it too no issue with non of them.
     
  14. 26 roadster
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    hothemiheads sells the adapter, pricey, but they make good stuff
     
  15. trans4motion
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  16. michaelmoore
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    thats alot of good info. i will see if i can find me a tranny now. thanks for the help . im sure it will help others too.
     
  17. gladeparkflyer
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    not necessarily pork. both my '69 satellite and my '72 dart were factory smallblock cars with the 904. i think the 727 was reserved for the hi-po 340 motors.
     
  18. Candy-Man
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    Also have a look in Chrysler powered RV's for a 727, if there are any in a wrecking yard around your area..... I took mine out of an RV for my drag car.... You may have to swap out the tail section of the SB 727 for a slip yoke.....
     
  19. crider
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    try the late sixties thru the early 80's dodge pickups. usually an easy sorce for the small block 727. or the big c-body cars with a small block
     
  20. I completely forgot they even made a 904 DOH. I had a pair of small block Challengers in the '90s one had a 904 and the other a 727 both were number match 318 cars. I don't know for sure how they decided what to throw in whatever one.
    I couldn't even tell you today how to tell the difference between the 2. If you remember it might be worth posting.
     
  21. Hnstray
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    Also Dodge vans of the 70's with 318s often had 727 trans........

    as for an OD automatic, I would probably use a GM 700R4 or 2004R simply because they are much less bulky in size than the Mopars......and the the Mopar/GM adapter is readily available. When shopping for the adapter check out www.transmissionadapters.com , it's Bendtsens in MN and they also make very good stuff. As indicated by prior poster, Wilcap also makes very good stuff. I have both brands and am satisfied with each.

    Ray
     

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