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  • 4 Speed transmission setup

    I have a 1955 Studebaker with a 63 259 V8 and I was wondering about the avaliability of parts to convert to 4 speed. What would my restrictions be?
    Thanks,
    JC

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    If you already have a manual transmission, a 5 speed might not be much more expensive. Use the search feature, lots of info. Only restriction is MONEY

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    • #3
      I am afraid I have an automatic. More complicated. I have heard about converting to a gm 400 transmission. Prefer 4 speed but I may have to compromise.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by glassfrog View Post
        I am afraid I have an automatic. More complicated. I have heard about converting to a gm 400 transmission. Prefer 4 speed but I may have to compromise.
        JC

        I think I'd convert to the 5-speed if I had a choice. All of the transmissions would need a conversion setup but the 5-speeds use a hydraulic clutch which should be much easier to install. They would give better acceleration with an overdrive gear for the highway.

        Don't go 400 if you want an automatic, go 700R4 or 200R4, same gearing advantage as the 5-speed

        Just me

        Bob

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