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Roto-5 Tranny ……… Your Out of There!!!!!

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  • #12982

    911pilot
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    I have no idea….I should but i dont know …. Im out of my comfort area when it comes to tranny’s. Can you explain.

    #12983

    911pilot
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    My plan is to swap out the Roto-5 for a 2004R and make the appropriate cutting/fabbing to allow my factory console and automatic shifter to be used. Im ordering iot through Monster getting a full conversion kit that includes an exterior intercooler, which i was contemplating doing since I have hopes to tow our 1961 Shasta trailerI realize that a fair amount of modification will be required. I plan to use the eddlebroch adapter from D&D to allow the stock air filter canister to fit right along with the manifold adaptor for the eddlebroch and the required spacers. Ill have to go with Cal linkages, converting into cable system. below, Ill may have to relocate the crossmember and shorten the DS, either cutting the original or ordering a custom DS. I haven’t decided what improvements I can do to the differential; may change the gear ratio or convert to a Posi-traction. This is the “what“….unfortunately I have no experience with the “how“. I’m trying to get smart on this so in can have an educated dialogue with the shop that is scheduled to perform this operation.

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    #12985

    62cutlassconvert
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    The Roto 5 uses a “flywheel” with no torque converter. D&D can guide the shop through what is needed to drill that flywheel for a torque converter. Or, you can get a Buick 215 flex plate that was used with their auto trans, they didn’t use the Roto, and drill that to match up to the 200 TC, also gotta fab up some spacers and use the D&D adapter pilot that comes with the adapter plate. Not a big deal either way, just needs to be right.

    Sounds like you need to get hold of someone who has done the 2004R conversion and get your shop guy involved directly with them and D&D, a lot can get confused in a translation. Put the word out here and on the 6163Skylark forum.

    #12986

    62cutlassconvert
    Participant

    Go to the 6163Skylark site, click on Home and see the list of forum subjects. Click on Projects and you will see the subject 62skylark new transmission. fishers123 has the posting from last June that he did a conversion on a 700, but no details or follow ups. Surprisingly no one asked any questions. He may be a good source for you. Don’t know how active he is. You can do this without joining if you want. I dropped him a PM so he may see that.

    #12987

    911pilot
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    Great!! Thanks for the direction.

    #13032

    captiannapalm
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    good to know for future ref.

    #13033

    captiannapalm
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    I see everyone is using an edlepuke carb… no one likes holley?

    #13034

    captiannapalm
    Participant

    So after talking with Mark at D&D… He mentioned the 60* v6 700……Anyone use this one?

    #13035

    62cutlassconvert
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    See page 2 of this thread for a brief discussion of the 60 degree 700.

    A good exercise when planning a swap is a trip to the junk yard to check your options out for size and your application. Nothing like a laying on of hands.

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