In the 3rd picture notice the transmission mount area has been lowered. Part-throttle kickdown, to avoid having to floor the gas pedal for a downshift, was added for the 1971 cars. Conversation with my trans buddy about this stuff was a long time ago so I may be way off here. Absolutely the best mod you will ever do to your Mopar or your money back. Years ago the only way to get the better od parts was to buy a diesel case , I think.
Made with high-quality polyurethane, our new tranny mount offers durability that far surpasses the Chrysler original. Finished off with a deep sump pan and complete dyno testing by Performance Automatic professionals. When the company moved from at the end of the 1964 model run, they simply used the same kind of cables that had previously been put in motion by pushbuttons. A 518 transmission has a throttle valve cable pressure cable , it must be hooked up and adjusted correctly. Because of all the performance improvements, if you were thinking of going to a stouter rear gear higher numerically , wait until after you have driven with these new ratios and you may find you are in love with the performance without a ratio change at all. They drive down the street flipping a toggle switch on and off at every stop. All the front-drive transaxles on non-turbo engines except for one used with the 2.
The center wire on the transmission is the hot wire and the two other wires are ground wires for overdrive and the lock-up torque converter. The figures on the pressure switch will only be correct if you have a stock tire size and rear end ratio. The front wire is the overdrive ground and the rear wire is the torque converter lock-up ground. At the time, the rear-drive version of the TorqueFlite transmission had a non-electronic lockup. I did a couple of downshifts at the stop light and manually shifted from first to second to third, not having to take the rpm up high at all, and it flushed the junk out. A little gray clutch mud in the pan is normal.
It was made standard, across the board, in 1981. Case size, length, driveshaft yoke, and other external parts could change, depending on year and vehicle. I''m happy with my truck. Remember overdrive is only 3rd gear high range anyway. The nice thing about the overdrive is the ability to run 4. Sorry, just had to brag a little! Or any other combination of switches you may want.
Pull into low, then hit our button on the shifter or the floor , a red light appears indicating our Auto-Launch circuit — as you are accelerating through 1st gear the overdrive will automatically shift to 1st-over This is directly related to the rear end ratio in the car — so that a 4. A 518 transmission has a 31% overdrive and will produce a 30 to 40% increase in gas mileage on the road over a three speed transmission. The correct adjustment on the T V cable or linkage is minimum throttle pressure at minimum throttle. No cutting or grinding, two spots the size of quarters get smoothed in the tunnel and one spot the size of a quarter makes clearence for the right angle speedo drive. The fluid level should be at the full mark on the transmission dipstick, or slightly below it — definitely not above Full.
The Torqueflite in perspective This section contributed by Curtis Redgap. You are able to shift half gears that keep the engine in the power. We are dedicated to giving you the technical support you need, when you need it! If you have never done one before plan on 6hrs. Fireball Performance Automatics in Williamsburg, Ontario has converted these to shift via cable linkage, allowing owners of older cars to update while keeping their. This can be made to work with a diesel motor also with or without a vacuum pump and vacuum regulator. In 1977, a low-slip torque converter, pictured above, increased the rea of the oil path from the impeller to the turbine and back by way of the stator by 20%, cutting friction while increasing torque capacity.
The gas od unit and the diesel od unit have some differences. And since Monster Transmission put a new transmission in there, it''s working a lot better. I got a 2002 Dodge Dakota, V6 engine. It was easy to deal with the sales people. This extra durable polyurethane reproduction mount will help keep you on the road for years to come. I use it everyday to go to work back and forth. I have had a monster transmission for two years and even with two full size Chevy mud trucks on a 32 foot dove tail goose neck the truck will break the tires lose loaded and the transmission just laughs at it!!! Those people treat you nice.
There is not room here to cover all the details and other features like the automated 2nd-over passing gear so call the factory to discuss the full benefits demonstrated on these charts. When it shifts from 1st to 2nd its got a really smooth shift and it puts a smile on your face. To put the A518 in the D150, it should be a pretty straightforward swap, requiring some rear mount mods and maybe shortening the driveshaft. Sonnax makes nice billet replacements. Early A-727s had dual pumps, but for the 1966 cars and trucks, they dropped the rear pump, probably to reduce costs. Using a 2:45 first gear in a 518 and lets say a 4:56 rear, may be able to cruise at 65 mph at around 2000 rpm where as using a 3:07 first gear in the 700 R4 with a 3:23 will come out of the chute like it had 4:56's and the 4th gear will cruise under 2000 rpm at 65 or 70 mph.
The output shaft, plug, and thrust washer could be retrofitted back to the 1974 model year, as a group. The staff has been amazing to work with and takes care of their customers better than any other company I have ever dealt with. At the governor pressure tap on the transmission install a tee fitting for two oil pressure switches. The extra gear is 3rd high range. Install a toggle switch in the overdrive ground wire. The performance on it is a lot better than it was before.