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PostSubject: What will work with a 440?   Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:11 pm

If I wanted To put a 440 into a 57-58 Plymouth what tranny could I use that would still allow me to use the 3 speed powerflite tranny? Cause I want the sound and the power of the 440 but I still want the Christine accurate push button trans. (I know Christine didn't have the powerflite she had the torqueflite)

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PostSubject: Re: What will work with a 440?   Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:59 pm

From all that I've learned, you'd have to go with the 1962 torqueflite transmission w/ a BB torque converter/bell housing in order to upgrade to a 440 motor. If you want to use your Powerflite, you will be limited to 1961 and older motors. I could be wrong though...as I am only repeating what I've learned. Lets' see if we can get someone else to chime in here.

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PostSubject: Re: What will work with a 440?   Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:22 am

I found this:

John Kunkel
05-21-2003, 07:27 PM
If the '58 has an iron Torqueflight, a BB could be mated to it with a bellhousing change and the correct crankshaft. If the '58 pushbutton quadrant has 1-2-D, it's a Torqueflight but if there's only 1-D, it's a Powerflite.
The early sixties 727 Torqueflight can be operated by the '58 pushbutton shifter (if it has the 1-2-D quadrant) but there won't be any provisions for a parking brake. One exception is the one-year-only '62 C body 727 which had the tailhousing mounted parking brake like the pre-'62 automatics.
The easiest way to swap a big block into the '58 would be with the use of the rare '62 trans. Since '58 was the first year for the big block, there are motor mounts that would make it a virtual bolt in but the correct parts are in short supply.

http://www.moparchat.com/forums/archive/index.php?t-70784.html

Good info here:

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=34191

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PostSubject: Re: What will work with a 440?   Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:52 pm

Besides the '62 trans, many big block motor homes use the trans mounted parking brake. Fury Jim Rawa is setting one up for me to use in 440 powered 57 Belvedere.
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PostSubject: Re: What will work with a 440?   Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:58 pm

eva_392 wrote:
Besides the '62 trans, many big block motor homes use the trans mounted parking brake.  Fury Jim Rawa is setting one up for me to use in 440 powered 57 Belvedere.  

Trouble is the motorhome trans is shorter and may cause interference issues with the crossmember.

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