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  • Transmission / Overdrive: Borg Warner 2 sd torque converter ?

    I have a 1966 with a 283 and a BW 2 sd. Can the tork converter be swaped with a power glide converter??

  • #2
    Can't say about the PG converter, but your B-W is a 3-speed transmission. 1st gear has to be manually selected, but it can be shifted through three speeds.

    jack vines
    PackardV8

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    • #3
      Welcome to the SDC and to the SDC forum.

      Power Glide 2 Speed Torque Converters will have a completely different Trans. end, as to be not even close to fitting the Borg Warner Cast Iron Case, H.D. Flight-O-Matic 3 Speed Trans. used in the '65-'66 Stude. with the GM 283 V8.

      You need yours rebuilt or a good clean one from a same model Car.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        pmyers. Just pull it and put in a 200r4 you will be much happier.

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        • #5
          Thanks all! How about a TH350?

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          • #6
            Is there a way to make it shift through all gears automaticly?

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            • #7
              Welcome to the forum. Go to the search feature, and put in "second gear start", or "Borg Warner transmission" and you will get all kinds of info on the subject. From what I remember, it is not worth the hassle, but who am I to say.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by pmyers View Post
                Thanks all! How about a TH350?
                Why bother, the 283 doesn't put out enough HP to even come close to overpowering that Borg Warner box and you still have a three speed when you're done. If the trans is shot pick up a 200R4 and bolt it on, then you have an overdrive and a lock up converter--way better gas mileage and better highway usage. If its OK then just move the lever to L when starting out, shift to D and it will have all 3 speeds, easier than changing valve bodies and the job of finding the right one to give first gear start.

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                • #9
                  If you're up for changing a trans., yes the T-400, T-350, T-200, Powerglide, T700-R4, T200-4R, and the few variants of these will bolt in. And most of the newer computer controlled versions will also fit.
                  With the purchase of an adapter.

                  At the current time, the T-200-4R is your best bet overall. Overdrive and very good gear ratios.
                  Fairly light, not too large, easilly rebuilt, many variations available, a few converters available.

                  Mike

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                  • #10
                    Im building a sbc 302, aluminum heads, tri power,and more. This is in a 51 convertable. The car is more hot rod than anything.
                    I think I will go with a th350 built with a high stall TC. Would there be any interse in a freshly rebuilt Flashomatic? Iv got the rebuilb kit for it so Ill rebuild a try to sell. Thanks everyone for your advice!

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                    • #11
                      one more time, as stated above - go with at least a 400 or (better) a 200 - if you're going more than a 1/4 mile at a time, and plan on interstate highway driving!
                      Kerry. SDC Member #A012596W. ENCSDC member.

                      '51 Champion Business Coupe - (Tom's Car). Purchased 11/2012.

                      '40 Champion. sold 10/11. '63 Avanti R-1384. sold 12/10.

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                      • #12
                        Short answer is no. 2 different animals completely.

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                        • #13
                          If you can find a Rambler Flash-O-Matic valve body you can have the best of all worlds. Studebaker BW autos had 2nd gear start, Ford BW autos had first gear start -only Rambler BW autos gave you the choice of either 1st or 2nd gear start.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mikado282 View Post
                            If you can find a Rambler Flash-O-Matic valve body you can have the best of all worlds. Studebaker BW autos had 2nd gear start, Ford BW autos had first gear start -only Rambler BW autos gave you the choice of either 1st or 2nd gear start.
                            Actually Fords till 1958 also had 2nd gear start, 1959 started the 1st gear start and name change from Ford-O-Matic (FOM) to Cruise-O-Matic. Same trans (BW) with an added part to allow D1 or D2 starts. I'm not sure about the valve body changes and who used what in what years, but there are some Stude 6 A/Ts that had the first gear start without the sprag change Ford did on their versions. Real problem is finding the right valve body, and it might also change the PRNDL quadrant to the old PNDLR style, which could be confusing if you think you're selecting L to get 1st and get R by mistake!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by pmyers View Post
                              /Cut/Would there be any interse in a freshly rebuilt Flashomatic? Iv got the rebuilb kit for it so Ill rebuild a try to sell. Thanks everyone for your advice!
                              That would probably depend if you have a Studebaker Flight-O-Matic or a Rambler Flash-O-Matic!
                              StudeRich
                              Second Generation Stude Driver,
                              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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