Can you install a shorter A body 833 into a 71-74 B-Body?

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  1. greymouser7

    greymouser7 Vagrant Vagabond “Veni Vidi Vici” FABO Gold Member

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    Or will the brace (that the torsion bar mounts to) sit too far back on the short shaft?
     
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    I would have to call a no on this ......the A-body trans puts the shifter mount behind the crossmember and the B-body (front mount or W bench) puts it in front of the cross member so that's a huge conflict. If you used the rear mount (e-body location) for bucket seats with or without console ...the a-body shifter point will be too far forward.

    I am sure someone can fab it and make it work but all depends on what kind of project you want to run here.

    B/E transmission are way more common than A-body units.
     
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    I'd agree with Rainy it's possible but you going to have a shifter location and driveshaft length issue.
    With so many b-body unit out there I would think a trade be available.

    An adapter for b-body trans into an A-body can give an idea for the other way I suppose.
    http://www.bigblockdart.com/techpages/abconv.shtml
     
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    • greymouser7

      greymouser7 Vagrant Vagabond “Veni Vidi Vici” FABO Gold Member

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      The shifter has been sorted out enough to work.


      The transmission crossmember is already cut to fit now (as of this evening), floor pans cut up anyways to be replaced, did not have to touch the torsion bar crossmember.

      Isn't the A/F body trans the same length as the 904 auyomatic it replaced?
       
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      Yes same as 904. Problem is the location of the shifter mount. "Maybe" you could do it if you were willing to "high mount" whatever the supershifter Hurst used to have I don't remember what it was.
       
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      The shifter was already too far forward in A-bodies, IMO. Third could be a knuckle-buster.
      I moved mine WaaaaY back and up.
       
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