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Re: Overdrive tranny vs non-overdrive question

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Subject: Re: Overdrive tranny vs non-overdrive question
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2002 13:57:37 -0700
It is not impossible, but you have to replace the output shaft of the
transmission (and possibly take other steps). There is a brief statement to
this effect in the Moss catalog, I believe.

It is true that the 74 and 80 transmissions have some differences, but I
don't think that's the limiting factor.

on 9/6/02 1:32 PM, Skye Poier at wrote:

> I'm pretty sure the transmissions are totally different, or else you
> would see "conversion kits" available.
> Skye
> Word on the street is Taylor, Todd S said:
>> I have a 1974 tranny with over drive in my 80B right now and it's
>> approaching 100K miles and it's getting harder to shift
>> at time so I think the syncro's are going and need replacing.   But I have
>> the original tranny from the car that has 19K miles on it.
>> Can I just pull the overdrive off the 74 tranny and mount it on the 80
>> tranny.  Is it as easy as that or do you have to use
>> the same shell from the 74 to hold the over drive.   I haven't look at it
>> yet.  Any ideas???    Thanks Todd...
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