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  • Transmission / Overdrive: automatic transmission with over drive in a 1964 cruiser

    Did studebaker offer a automatic tranny with overdrive in 1964 I have a 1964 cruiser.

  • #2
    No, only overdrives were manual 3 speed transmissions.
    There are adapters to install GM AOD's behind the Studebaker bell housing.
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    1950 Champion Convertible
    1950 Champion 4Dr
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    • #3
      Originally posted by thunderations View Post
      No, only overdrives were manual 3 speed transmissions.
      There are adapters to install GM AOD's behind the Studebaker bell housing.
      Not exactly, the Adapter connects the ENGINE to the Huge Transmission Case that encloses the Torque Converter and the whole GM THM Automatic Trans. with or without Overdrive.

      Works good but, lots of work and expense $$$$.00 to modify.

      Automatic Overdrives were invented many years after Studebaker was gone in 1966.

      Your Borg Warner Flight-O-Matic is a 3 Speed DIRECT DRIVE Trans. that starts out in 2nd. unless "L" is selected.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        If you seriously plan to drive the car, an AOD conversion is real nice. You can spend anywhere from $2000 to $4000 to do the conversion, depending on resources and taste.

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        • #5
          Have the conversion costs ever been somewhat itemized?
          1963 Champ "Stu Bludebaker"- sometimes driver
          1957 Silver Hawk "Josie"- picking up the pieces after an unreliable body man let it rot for 11 years from an almost driver to a basket case
          1951 Land Cruiser "Bunnie Ketcher" only 47M miles!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by DougHolverson View Post
            Have the conversion costs ever been somewhat itemized?
            This will get you started and then "Google is your friend". The biggest variable cost will be the tranny. Bob

            http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...sion-64R2-Hawk
            Last edited by sweetolbob; 09-03-2017, 06:39 PM.

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            • #7
              From Bowtie overdrives, the everything you need for the trans, (trans, converter, wiring, dipstick, cooler, TV cable, etc... costs about $2200 with tax and core. I talked to them last week. Adapter with starter around $400, driveshaft and trans yoke around $300. You also need to make a rear trans mount crossmenber. So about $3000, and a lot of work.

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              • #8
                I knew that................and said it wrong anyway. GM trans has the bellhousing built into the case, not separate.
                sigpic1966 Daytona (The First One)
                1950 Champion Convertible
                1950 Champion 4Dr
                1955 President 2 Dr Hardtop
                1957 Thunderbird

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