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Automatic transmission swap on a 60's +4? #752714
19/08/22 10:47 PM
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Curious if anyone's done an automatic transmission swap on a 60's-era +4? Looking to blow the dust off one of our two +4 projects (the '61), and a combination of factors have made the idea of converting it to an automatic a tempting thing to consider.

The car as-is doesn't have an engine or transmission, would likely source the engine from a TR3 block we have sitting around, or possibly the engine from the '66 as that vehicle's got other drivetrain plans. Goal would be a setup that would allow it to keep up with modern freeway speeds.

Re: Automatic transmission swap on a 60's +4? [Re: flaagan] #752722
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The size of the bellhousing required for a torque converter might be an issue that requires transmission tunnel mods that impacts footwell and pedal space. There are a couple of 5-speed options that have a history of success. I have one in my '67 +4 that makes freeway speeds much more comfortable. I don't think the tunnel had to be modified at all. One of those conversions might save you some expensive lessons about unintended consequences.

Re: Automatic transmission swap on a 60's +4? [Re: GParkins] #752724
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Originally Posted by GParkins
The size of the bellhousing required for a torque converter might be an issue that requires transmission tunnel mods that impacts footwell and pedal space. There are a couple of 5-speed options that have a history of success. I have one in my '67 +4 that makes freeway speeds much more comfortable. I don't think the tunnel had to be modified at all. One of those conversions might save you some expensive lessons about unintended consequences.


What conversion did you end up doing?

Re: Automatic transmission swap on a 60's +4? [Re: flaagan] #752831
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Standard Vanguard had auto transmission an an option, same block as a TR / +4 but rare as hen's teeth I would imagine.


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Re: Automatic transmission swap on a 60's +4? [Re: flaagan] #753088
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Flaagan,

Morgan Spares has a conversion kit that uses the Ford T-9 box. That's what's in my car. Reportedly, it's the conversion that requires the least amount of modification. There is a direct link to the install guide on their website, but it appears to be broken. I was able to find the link here. I suggest you give Morgan Spares a call to discuss. I don't know the current situation with availability and pricing, but I'm sure they will let you know.

Re: Automatic transmission swap on a 60's +4? [Re: GParkins] #753295
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Originally Posted by GParkins
Flaagan,

Morgan Spares has a conversion kit that uses the Ford T-9 box. That's what's in my car. Reportedly, it's the conversion that requires the least amount of modification. There is a direct link to the install guide on their website, but it appears to be broken. I was able to find the link here. I suggest you give Morgan Spares a call to discuss. I don't know the current situation with availability and pricing, but I'm sure they will let you know.


Thanks, looking into that as a possibility.


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