An automatic conversion to 4spd in 70 RR?

woodwiz

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Got the crazy idea of converting to 4pd from torqueflite. So far all i know is it has always been an auto,so says the fender tag.The 383 is not #'s matching and i am not worried about it's value down the road,it will stay in the family when i'm done caring for it..(Lucky daughter)! Can the swap be done fairly cost effective or is it just not worth the hassles that will come with the swap?.....Thanks!
 

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They do. Think it’s brewersperformance.com
I just checked and they do have a kit. Without all your specifics couldn’t get a price. I didn’t realize they were here in Ohio. Learn something new every day.
 

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I did the conversion on my brothers Challenger and Brewers even included the carpet because he wanted the squeaky console to go away.
 

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I looked at the site and that conversion 4pd833 looks pretty nice.
Just wondering if it’s plug and play or am I forgetting to add the possibility of adding additional components driveshaft,tranny support bracket etc.?
Could be a very costly project and it surely won’t make it faster,just maybe a little more fun to drive. Anybody else taken on this conversion?
 

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The drive shaft is the same. It don't change. The Z bar bracket is not that big of a deal. Was it a manual at first and someone put an auto in it. If not then you will need the clutch pedal and the right brake pedal. So may be the best thing to keep your automatic.
 

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I have automatic in my ford ranger. The F350 is a five speed manual. Like both for sure. But cruse control on the ranger and spoiled driving it. Automatic's will out shift a four speed. It is all in what you want. So have fun and enjoy the car. Russ.
 

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Yeah for sure Russ. It’s that can of worms thing,open1 be prepared to open another,and another etc. I’ve got a great quality driver which in it self is kinda rare for a 51yr old muscle car.
Drive it and smile….I shall.
Thanks for your support!
 
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