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11-08-2009, 09:27 AM
Got what I am told is an automatic transmission that is built for heavier duty performance out of my 64 Daytona R1 column shift. I know that it is cooled, but what are the the other differences between this Borg-Warner Flight-o-matic and the ones out of the regular V8's? I replaced it with a 700-R4 and plan on selling the flight-o-matic. Had it rebuilt last year and ran great, just made me nuts doing 3000 rpm at 70, the overdrive gets 1700 at 70, dramatic increase in gas milage. The downfall is quickness at midrange speeds. Oh well.


11-08-2009, 10:12 AM
"The downfall is quickness at midrange speeds. Oh well."

Are you getting a part throttle downshift? You shouldn't be losing any performance.

Best so far 15.065 @ 91.84 MPH Island Dragway Great Meadows NJ Summer 2009.

11-08-2009, 10:52 AM
The H.D. Flight-O-Matic, in addition to the Oil cooling, has a higher stall Torque Converter, wider front band (Second, Intermediate) and tweeks to the pressure regulator and valve body.


11-08-2009, 10:59 AM
Yes bige, need the governor tweeked on the 700r4 to get the mid performance back, it just shifts to early. Winter project.