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'72 280 SE 4.5 Transmission Swap?

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My 1972 SE 280 4.5 Gas powered V8 is having some transmission issues. The mechanics are having a hard time sourcing parts so far and quoting me between $2,500 and $5,000 to rebuild. I'm wondering if there's a transmission swap I could do with a different model/make that would be less expensive.

Or, is there a parts supplier to provide more reasonably priced parts for the 72 transmission.

I searched the forums, but did not see a topic specific to transmission swaps.

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There is a place that makes an adapter to put the Chevy 700R4 4 speed auto behind the diesel. Not sure if that means it will fit the V8.

Linky: development.htm Look under product development

-- brett
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