And slide a lil cam in there at the same time. That's what we're here for, right? You can barely see the relay on the firewall. I'm being serious, mind you, not sarcastic. We have assembled these particular kits that will permit you to exchange your Dodge Ram Diesel 1993 and later automatic transmission with a modern-day Heavy Duty 5 speed. A trip to a local fabrication shop will be the only solution here. The vacuum switch acts as a throttle position sensor and the oil pressure switch acts as a speed sensor. The 2nd gen adapter is about an inch longer because the diesel lockup converters are about an inch longer.
If your car came with something other than an A727 originally you will have to source those parts from a junk yard. Hello, So when I get bored at work I peruse eBay Motors and craigslist to see what vehicles are out there. Now with adjustable vacuum switch. So reading a couple of posts in the forum here guys are talking about converting the A518 to lock-up. The correct adjustment on the T V cable or linkage is minimum throttle pressure at minimum throttle. Once in overdrive, the transmission will not come out until the solenoid is switched open again, or vehicle speed is slow enough to cause a First gear downshift less than 5 mph , or the vehicle is floored at a speed low enough to catch First gear. Dodge 518 Conversion This is how to replace your three speed transmission with a 1995 back A518 overdrive transmission with a three wire connector gas.
A local driveshaft shop is usually available to do this. The extra gear is 3rd high range. Once you try a Revmax converter, it will be clear why Revmax is known to produce the best converter on the market! All worn or defective parts are replaced. Most stock 518 converters are for externally balanced engines, might cause problems with a steel crank big block? This technology cannot be purchased anywhere else! Could you Please post where you sourced the truck tranny mount and exactly what it is. Allows you to use the highway gears in the diffs, which are stronger than the 4 series. Thanks for the good information, this bulletin always saves me money and time. Remember overdrive is only 3rd gear high range anyway.
I can't believe that you were ticking over at about 2000 rpm at 70mph! The opening in the floor board may require slight modification. I'd appreciate a few more photos of the tranny mount. The only problem I had was when I removed overdrive housing the overdrive clutches went out of alignment. The 300,000+ mile vehicle is on the 2nd 318 engine and the non-lockup A727 3-speed automatic was starting to slip pretty badly when cold and at speed. Happy HotRodding Holy Cow guys! The trans was painted with some gloss gray paint is all. The A518 is longer than the A727.
There are a few things we are able to do to assist you to: We offer a cryogenic treating process to particular gears and shafts to add an extra 30% in durability to your unit. I had the A518 rebuilt before it was installed. Call 888-824-2012 for additional technical information or to place your order. . This means it's designed for a lockup converter. We are dedicated to giving you the technical support you need, when you need it! Not enough to affect your low-rpm performance, but enough so that when you hit passing gear, it actually makes a difference.
Floor hammered out a little. Install a toggle switch in the overdrive ground wire. Depending on the transmission you use for the conversion, the connector will have either 2 or 3 pins. All of the Factory Dodge Cummins 5 speed applications were 29 spline into the transfer case. It is a variant of the A727 and comes with overdrive added to it. He overhauled the A518 core I picked up on Craigslist. Have you given thought to just putting hiway gears in the back? This was in about 2001, 2002 or so, it's still operational last I heard.
I thought about doing an overdrive unit when my 904 went but the aftermarket kits were way too expensive and what little I could find about the A518 swap made it sound a lot tougher than it apparently went for you. I offered to take it home and do some work on it for him. I took careful measurements, cut the original crossmember into pieces and brought them to a welder to fabricate the new piece. Otherwise I will have to find a way to beef up the strength of my current A500. This may be the most difficult part of the swap for most people. But Holleys and their type are not so endowed.
I'm going the route of the Ultra bell. Hope this sparks some creative thinking or ends my dangerous thinking. A re-manufactured transmission will also include a : three years compared to an average 90 days for a rebuilt transmission. The original cross member will have to be modified. If the car has 2.