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.
Not to steal the thread, but I wonder if there are outfits that can produce adapter plates and such to hook up a non-Benz tranny. That poor three speed really sings at highway speeds. I'd love to find something to bring the revs down - maybe a chevy 5 speed OD...
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