A-body transmission conversion

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  1. FrankensteineD

    FrankensteineD New Member

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    Contemplating a swap to standard transmission. 1967 Barracuda, 318, 904, 7.25" rear.
    I have already acquired a Ford 9" rear (drum to drum and spring perches width correct.)
    I would like to upgrade to standard transmission but do not know the best way to go about it. I know I would have to change the K member, console, driveshaft, pedal assembly, etc.
    Being mopar, it started to add up quickly without any real confirmation if all parts from different suppliers would work together or am I getting into a "searching for rare and un-obtainable parts list.)
    (An A833 4spd would be nice, but thinking it would be smarter to go with a T5 or Tremec)

    Originality is already out the window on this car and I am just looking for input by anyone who has done the conversion.

    Links would be appreciated.
     
  2. hemi446

    hemi446 Well-Known Member

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    I did a tremec 5 speed in my 67 Barracuda there is a post here on the forum. I needed a bell housing, flywheel, clutch and a pedal assembly. I used a hydraulic release bearing set up because I have no room for manual clutch linkage. Then of course the transmission, cross member, speedometer cable. If you do a tremec you will need sheet metal to re-make the transmission tunnel. I also had to move the console brackets to put the console back in. You will also need a custom driveshaft. It took a lot of work and time. The transmission was in and out 10-15 times getting the floor right and welding everything up, but it was more than worth it to me.
     
  3. Kegan B

    Kegan B '74 Scamp.

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    A833 isn't that bad, you'd use the same trans crossmember etc. Console just needs a trimming and top plate swap. Here is a good T5 thread since they're cheap and easy to get 70 Duster T5 Swap
     
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