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post #1 of 4 Old 04-14-2013, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Ford transmission conversion

I have a 72 CJ5 that we took the 304 out of and installed a mustang 302. We used a 3 speed manual during the swap because of availability. Would like to change it over to an automatic but wondering which transmission and case to go with due to length. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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post #2 of 4 Old 04-30-2013, 05:39 PM
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There is an adaptor plate which could be used to mate the 302 to a chevy th350 or 400. Novak industries do not make an adaptor fo any ford trans to work. You have to use the original trans from the jeep or the chevy.
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post #3 of 4 Old 04-30-2013, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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That's good. Thanks for the info.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-02-2013, 09:57 AM
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Check out advanced adaptors for the swap they have Ford auto tran to transfercase adaptors. The problem is with the Cj5 and a auto is they are really long and that doesn't leave you much for rear driveshaft options. One reason Jeep/AMC went to the Cj7 before you could get a auto. Not saying it cant be done, I have seen a 2A with a sbc and a t400 and a really short rear shaft.
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