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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-01-2002, 11:55 AM
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auto trans in a cj5

can you fit a auto trans in a 73 cj 5 with 350motor. will i have enough room for a back dr shaft what is the shortest trans (not power glide) that i can use. would i use my d 20 t case or find a complete unit (trans and t-case)
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-01-2002, 12:15 PM
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Re: auto trans in a cj5

I have seen a few 5's with short talishaft Turbo 350 automatics in them. I'm not sure what all was entalied in the installation but I believe that they used parts from Advanced Adaptors so that may be a place to start looking.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-01-2002, 05:37 PM
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Re: auto trans in a cj5

If you put a auto tranny in a CJ-5 you will have a really short rear drive shaft,which is why jeep didn'y offer an auto in a CJ-5
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Re: auto trans in a cj5

It can be done. I once test drove a '72 CJ5 with an LT1 and an auto in it running on 32s. It drove like chit, so I didn't go back, but that due to the tires, not the tranny or engine.

Call Advance Adaptors.

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post #5 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2002, 09:20 AM
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Re: auto trans in a cj5

One of our club members runs a CJ5 with a 350 engine and a turbo 350 tranny. The fan sits just as close as he dares to the radiator and his rear driveline is the shortest I've ever seen. But it works!
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