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williswoody
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Possible to swap transmission?

Post by williswoody » 19 Feb 2013 02:41 am

Hey everyone,

I was just wondering, theoretically of course, would it be possible to swap the Manual transmission out of a 360 GLT and replace it with an Automatic transmission from a 340 of the same year? I am in Australia, and we only have the '84 Manual 360 model down here, but do you think it would be possible to get a transmission shipped from the UK from a 340 and install it in?

I know it would be a major pain in the ass and would probably not be worth it... but what do you reckon?

Or would it be possible to install an automatic transmission from a later model, like an '87 or something, I'm pretty sure we have those in automatic down here in Australia :)

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Re: Possible to swap transmission?

Post by Logan360 » 19 Feb 2013 04:54 am

So you guys got the 84's. we got everything after that, except auto's. i myself would be quite interested in the answers posted.
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Re: Possible to swap transmission?

Post by williswoody » 19 Feb 2013 05:22 am

Well, my mechanic told me it was an '85 model, but they always manufacture vehicles the year before, or something? On the rego sticker it says 84 :S

So maybe it is an '85 haha.
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Re: Possible to swap transmission?

Post by Logan360 » 19 Feb 2013 08:28 am

In the 4 years I've been watching 360's I've only ever seen one 85 and nothing older turn up on trademe. I've only had 86-89.
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86, 87 360GLT
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96 Volvo 854R
Mazda Familia

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02 S60T
94 850lpt -00 AU Falcon
96 855 T5 -2x 95 960, 97 960
94 940TIC -91 Mitsi GTO TT
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Re: Possible to swap transmission?

Post by volvomania » 19 Feb 2013 08:47 am

I don't think that it will be possible to do that.
It may be possible to fit but the CVT will not be able to handle the power...
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Re: Possible to swap transmission?

Post by Logan360 » 19 Feb 2013 09:19 am

Would it struggle with the torque or hp? eg would it be fine if you cruised with it and didn't kick it up the arse?
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86, 87 360GLT
97 S90
92 960S
96 Volvo 854R
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02 S60T
94 850lpt -00 AU Falcon
96 855 T5 -2x 95 960, 97 960
94 940TIC -91 Mitsi GTO TT
16x 360 (1 GL, 2 GLS, 13 GLT)
89 toyota corolla
92 R32 nissan skyline
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Re: Possible to swap transmission?

Post by macplaxton » 19 Feb 2013 01:00 pm

If you really want an auto, just import a complete vehicle. It'd be cheaper than trying to make something that isn't designed to fit together fit.
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Re: Possible to swap transmission?

Post by volvodspec » 19 Feb 2013 07:32 pm

nope, the redblock has too much torque and will break it; you'll have to ship a container full of cvt's in so that if you get everything working you can change the belts/gearboxes at every small service :lol:

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Re: Possible to swap transmission?

Post by L14MNP » 19 Feb 2013 09:24 pm

Yep. Why go from a relatively robust drivetrain to one that when you break a propshaft in half - and you will -contains actual caramel? :lol:
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