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62 skylark new transmission

Post by fishers123 on Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:40 am

New to fourm, Just finished installing a 700r4 transmission in my 62 skylark , wow what a differance the little 215 cruiser went to a 215 beast, it was a lot of work but well worth it.
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Post by 911pilot on Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:08 pm

Im new to the forum and plan to swap out my Roto5 from my 1962 F85. I primary goal is to keep the stock automatic shifter and console. Im planning to go with the 2004R; had thought about the 700r4 but for the size and I was worried the 215cu was low HP for that tranny. Anyhow I need to get smart on this so I can have an intelligent dialogue with the shop I hired for the project. What are your thoughts about the 2004r vs 700r4. I have sooooo many questions to ask you. first of all did you keep your stick shifter.Did go with an Eddlebroch carb and change out the linkage. What about the DS? did you build a new one or just cut the old one. What about the differential, did you upgrade the gears or update to a posi-traction......A million questions to ask yo. I plan to start this project in February and hope to roll out in the spring. Any advise and suggestions would be extremely appreciated.


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Post by regal81455 on Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:06 am

I haven't done any trans swaps personally for these cars but you could definitely start by contacting Mark @ D & D Fabrications -- he can give you most of the info you're after and provide you with the proper adapter plate as well.

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Post by 911pilot on Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:12 pm

sorry....I thought you just swapped it out for a 700r4?

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Post by regal81455 on Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:24 pm

I'm not the original poster of this thread -- was just chiming in to help you. No need to be apologetic!

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Re: 62 skylark new transmission

Post by fishers123 on Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:58 pm

The 215 has plenty of power for the 700r and makes my 62 skylark go pretty good , I have my shift points at 20,40 and 60 and in fourth the car will cruise at 85 mph all day. There is a lot of little things you have to do but well worth it.
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Post by 911pilot on Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:47 am

Wow! What would be your hesitation with going with a 200R4?....or rather what benefit is there to go with a 7004r vs the 200 R4? I presume that D&D bell housing adapter will fit both tranny's? Also is yours an automatic console on the floor? Did you keep the same shifter?

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Re: 62 skylark new transmission

Post by fishers123 on Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:38 am

With the D&D adapter plate you dont need the bell housing you just mount it to the engine , I went with the 700r because you don't need a cumputer if you get a trans in that 87 to 92 year range just a TCI wiring kit which has one wire to fuse box , I am not sure what the 200r needs as far as wiring. Mine is on the column and I left it there for stock look , had to make a new linkage for it but it works great. I was on a tight budget ( retired ) and a 700r is super cheap I did my hole swap for $1,100 , the highest price item was the adapter plate from D&D. Good luck
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Post by 911pilot on Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:07 am

Thanks.....Ill relook at the 700r4 again.

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