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frozenone

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« Reply #15 on: January 30, 2013, 08:37:55 AM »



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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2013, 08:54:22 AM »

I have not looked at the prices for GV in several years; did not realize they had gone so high.
There is no easy fix.  Getting another transmission is a cost, as is the need to cut a hole for the selector, the selector itself, etc.  As you said earlier, if you replace your trans you will not be able to use the push-buttons.  Having owned a '62 (the New Yorker Steve Hobby has) I think those are just too cool to disable.  That's why I like the GV route.  


I think that is the final factor: the cost and what you can afford.  There are people on this site that have done Trans-swaps; you will probably get some more opinions.  
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« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2013, 03:28:10 PM »

Cool thing about the 4spd auto is you can get away with a couple simple wires and sensor to the carb (in this case) for kickdown, several aftermarket trans companies have the needed parts for very little cost. Compared to the GV, it is roughly half the price. Other option is to change to highway gears, 2.73s are really good for cruising and a big block can easily overcome the gears on the street.
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« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2013, 03:30:03 AM »

Unless you're driving the car all the time, there's nothing wrong with
a stock TF, even then you'd have to drive it for 50 years to recoup the
gas savings with a $3500 GV overdrive, so unless just done for the
challenge and hang the expense, not worth it, at least IMO.   And
push buttons are unbeatable for their cool
factor! 
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« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2013, 04:17:59 AM »

I can agree completely.  When the number of gears increased from three to four, the advantage was taken away from Gear Vendor transmissions, and when it went to five it became a novelty and nothing more.
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« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2013, 06:42:45 AM »



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« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2013, 06:42:54 AM »




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