440 Tranny Swap/ fit varies by year of car

From: Daven Anderson
Email: l96lfury@springmail.com
Date: October 11, 2001


The '60-'61 cars are the closest dimensionally as far as fitting the '62 727. Some of those swaps (for '60 and '61 unibody/front subframe fullsize cars) have indeed been literal bolt-in/hook-up jobs, right down to reusing the original driveshaft. (A new balanced driveshaft is a good idea anyway, even if the original still fits) The '57-'59 cars are different with regards to front frame members and motor mounts,so I'd have to say that yes you likely would have to modify the trans mount slightly and use a new driveshaft. This is minor stuff as far as the swap territory usually goes! What people talk about making the later '66-up Torqueflites shift with a pushbutton cable is to refit the later transmission with the weakest possible valve spring so that the cable can pull the lever through the R-N-D-3-2-1 arc. This requires trial and error to sort out,but I've seen these function quite well once properly set up.