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  The legendary torqueflite automatic transmission
The TorqueFlite transmission was Chrysler's mainstay from its introduction in 1956 through the early 1990s, remaining in duty in modified form (for front wheel drive) through 2001 in the Neon, and continuing even today with electronic controls for trucks.
TorqueFlite has proved to be so dependable that there are no recommendations for band adjustments, clutch friction material replacement, or transmission fluid or fluid filter changes under normal conditions.
With TorqueFlite, no band adjustments are recommended-and there are no recommendations for changing the transmission fluid and fluid filter: Chrysler, through the years, has been so convinced of TorqueFlite's engineering superiority that it uses the same basic design from its lowest priced compact car to the highest priced New Yorker Brougham.
www.allpar.com /mopar/torqueflite.html   (2896 words)

  TorqueFlite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
TorqueFlite (also spelled Torqueflite) was the trademarked name of Chrysler Corporation's three-speed automatic transmission, which was introduced late in the 1956 model year.
TorqueFlite was introduced on the heels of the company's two-speed PowerFlite automatic, which made its debut in 1954.
TorqueFlite was an available option or standard equipment, depending on model and year, on all Chrysler products (Plymouth, Dodge, DeSoto, Chrysler and Imperial) and on various American Motors (AMC), Jeep, Maserati Quattroporte, Monteverdi [1] and Bristol [2] brand vehicles as well.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/TorqueFlite   (1187 words)

 Tom Hand's guide to the Chrysler torqueflite automatic transmission
The Torqueflite is shifted automatically into second gear by a governor signal pushing the 1-2 shift valve over and allowing line pressure to be directed to the front servo-kickdown band assembly and to the accumulator.
The Torqueflite is designed in such a way to give relatively slow, soft shifts; and the 2-3 shift is the one I think needs the most improvement.
Advantage number one to Torqueflite modification is elimination of the 2-3 shift overlap which gives a crisp, efficient shift from second to third, prolonging the friction material life.
www.allpar.com /mopar/transmissions/torqueflite-tom-hand.html   (10376 words)

 Transmission Fluid, Pressure and Problems
And second, after being rebuilt it is not uncommon to experience a broken reverse band within the first couple of thousand miles.
Hang a gauge on a Torqueflite and you'll see a lot of REVERSE pressure and you'll see it quickly when you move that selector.
Torqueflites are great transmissions and through the years numerous improvements have been made.
www.asashop.org /autoinc/jan2001/mech.cfm   (1364 words)

 Mopar Trans ID Guide - Car Craft
This is one of B&M’s brutal street/strip TorqueFlite 727 transmissions.
TorqueFlites were also used in some American Motors automobiles from 1972 until AMC’s demise, and they even made an appearance in some import applications, including Mitsubishis.
The heavy-duty 727 TorqueFlite was used by Mopar to back up virtually all of its high-horsepower mills from the 426 Max Wedge to the aforementioned 340 high-performance V-8 engines, to the brutal Street Hemis.
www.carcraft.com /newlook/crc_act/116_0302_trans   (970 words)

 eBay - mopar torqueflite, Parts Accessories, Transportation items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Mopar Torqueflite Fluid DIPSTICK: 1962+ 727 and 1965+ 904
Mopar Dodge TorqueFlite 727 904 999 Accumulator Piston
Mopar Dodge TorqueFlite 727 904 999 3.8 Kickdown Lever
search-desc.ebay.com /search/search.dll?query=mopar+torqueflite&...   (345 words)

 TCI - Chrysler Torqueflite and AMC Torque Command
When changing to an aftermarket torque converter it may be necessary to replace the OEM flexplate and mounting bolts.
Torqueflite 727 and 904, 1970 and later non lock-up
Torqueflite 727 and 904, 1967 and later, reverse shift pattern
www.tciauto.com /Products/AMC   (1005 words)

 BPE TorqueFlite Kickdown Cable Kit
A complete Kickdown Kit for your Torqueflite transmission that will work on all carbureted rear wheel drive Mopars with a Torqueflite transmission from 1962.
The Torqueflite Kickdown Cable Kit was easy to install and simple to adjust.
This Holley 207 Bracket Is NOT Needed UNLESS You Already Have Our Torqueflite Kickdown Cable Kit On Your Vehicle, and Are Changing From Using An OE or Carter/Edelbrock Carburetor And NOW Going To A Holley.
www.bouchillonperformance.com /BPEtkdc.asp   (575 words)

 Insider's history of Plymouth - Part V
As later racing versions of the Torqueflite proved, you could increase the amount of torque capability by machining more "beef" into the gear set.
Ford Motor Company was so impressed with the Torqueflite that it attempted to quietly buy the rights to manufacture a sort of "copycat." The story, however, was quickly picked up by the automotive magazines.
The Ford got the jump, but the Plymouth started to catch right up about 60 and by the time the Torqueflite had wound the 301 out to 85 miles an hour, the Plymouth was 10 car lengths ahead.
www.pentastars.com /inside/plymouth-5.shtml   (4595 words)

 Diplomat Model Years
All 1977 models available with 225 slant six or 318 V8, three speed Torqueflite automatic transmission.
All 1978 models available with 225 slant six or 318 V8, three speed Torqueflite automatic transmission.
All 1979 models available with 225 slant six or 318 V8, three speed Torqueflite automatic transmission or four speed manual transmission.
www.dippy.org /info/dipyears.html   (299 words)

 Torqueflite A-727 Transmission Handbook: How To Rebuild or Modify Chrysler A-727 Torqueflite
Introduced in 1960, the aluminum Torqueflite traces its ancestry back to the original cast iron Torqueflite first offered on the 1955 Chrysler Imperial.
A version of the Torqueflite has been available in every passenger car and light truck produced by the Chrysler Corporation for over 40 years!
Whether you are racing or restoring, you'll find the Torqueflite A-727 Transmission Handbook a master reference for rebuilding, modifying and racing your Torqueflite transmission.
www.themotorbookstore.com /torqueflite-transmission.html   (169 words)

 Moses Ludel - Rebuilding 3-Speed Iron Case Torqueflite and Powerflite 2-Speed Automatic Transmissions. by ...
The 1956-61 iron Torqueflite three-speed stands as Chrysler's contribution to roguish, reliable transmissions.
Popularized by their push-button shift controls, the Torqueflites harnessed the horsepower of Hemi 354 and 392 V-8s and the emerging 361, 383 and 413 Wedge-head B-block V-8s.
For a price quote on rebuilding your three-speed iron case Powerflite or Torqueflite transmission, please contact us with details on the year/model application and a description of your transmission's behavior.
www.mosesludel.com /store/product.php?id=215   (352 words)

 Kickdown adjustements on "cast iron" Torqueflite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Since i overhauled some Torqueflites i always had some problems with the "forced kickdown" (or forced downshift 3-2 or 2-1 or 3-1).
Generally it does not function properly and one depresses in vain on the accelerator, the car does not downshift..
After this adjustement, if the pedal is released you'll see that the throttle lever doesn't bottomed on "idle" stop (like 1b pic) but rather at an intermediate position between 1b and 2b So if you follow the FSM manual with throttle lever on "idle stop" you never go to KD position.
c-i-f.ifrance.com /fvb_us.htm   (931 words)

 Mopar Push-button transmission tech tips
The A-727 Torqueflite shift lever, in console models, extends through a fore-and-aft slot in the console and is spring loaded to the right against a series of gates.
The neutral safety switch in Console A-727 Torqueflites is in the same location as in other Torqueflites, but is of a new design.
The procedures for parking lock cable removal, installation, and adjustment at the transmission end are the same as for conventional Torqueflites.
www.1962to1965mopar.ornocar.com /transtech.html   (1808 words)

 Schwinn Forums - Schwinn torque flite
The Torqueflite Frame made for nice Flatland rig.
The Torqueflite had lots of sales in the Northwest.
The Torqueflite was offerd from 1997 - 1999
www.schwinnbike.com /heritage/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=39042   (343 words)

 Torqueflite drives only in R ! (3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
If the > trans was anywhere else but in neutral, pressing the > start button would do nothing.
I will > admit that I have never owned a Chrysler that was > started buy pushing the > Neutral button it self, but I really don't think > they would rely on that > only for safetys sake, regards George.
Previous by thread: Torqueflite drives only in R !
www.forwardlook.net /iml-archive/msg85984.html   (1102 words)

 WANTED: `60 Dart fans - Page 2 - MoparStyle
For 1960, the A904 Torqueflite was introduced for six cylinder cars.
The A727 Torqueflite, with aluminum case, arrived for 1962 and replaced both the cast iron case Torqueflite and the 2-speed Powerflite.
If the Torqueflite transmission has a park position, the car has Bendix brakes and the parking brake is on the rear wheels.
www.moparstyle.com /forums/showthread.php?p=941678   (831 words)

 Torqueflite 727 + Rover V8 - Land Rover UK Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Torqueflite 727 + Rover V8 - Land Rover UK Forums
Btw I would love the value of fuel that all the torqueflite's have absorbed over the years - not saying that the ZF's are efficient but an old 2dr classic auto on carbs just couldnt bear the temptation of visiting every petrol station in sight !
As everyone probably knows who has one if you are in third and engage the overdrive button solenoid at say 60mph your revs drop as O/D is engaged.
www.landrovernet.com /forum/showthread.php?p=726722   (1375 words)

 VWvortex Forums: TorqueFlite Tribute: Half A Century...
TorqueFlite became standard on many high-line Mopar cars and eventually made their way to lesser lines.
Being used as it was in Chrysler's revered luxury and muscle cars, the TorqueFlite continued to be used in RWD Chryslers for many years.
Rear drive stayed in the trucks, but eventually it became necessary to have an overdrive top gear, and the newer 4-speed automatics were the end of the Torqueflite.
forums.vwvortex.com /zerothread?id=3046860   (807 words)

 Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive Dodge/Dodge RAM 2-Wheel Drive 3-Speed Automatic.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
If you are driving a Dodge Truck with a TorqueFlite 727 there is no reason not to get the Gear Vendors Under/Overdrive kit.
Add to this the savings in wear you get from slowing the engine down, how much nicer and quieter it is in the truck while cruising and you start to understand that it really doesn't cost anything in the long run to own the Gear Vendors.
If and when you decide to trade off the vehicle you will find that a used torqueflite kit on ebay command over 50% of its original cost or take it with you to the new truck by using our factory exchange program.
www.gearvendors.com /d2wd3s.html   (1501 words)

 brauerengineering.com - An Invention Adventure
Torqueflite Automatic Transmission Performance Tuning, both rear wheel and front wheel drive.
This modification makes the Torqueflite one of the sweetest street transmissions you'll ever drive.
See the Hypershifter page for details, as well as Torqueflite installation and tuning tips.
www.brauerengineering.com /index.html   (908 words)

 1959 Imperial & Chrysler Torqueflite Transmission Service Reference Book
Imperial and Chrysler Torqueflite Transmission Service Reference Book (Session 140)
Welcome to Chrysler's answers to your questions about the 1959 Torqueflite Transmission!
On each individual page, you will be given printable versions of each page- if you need help with these files, or have any questions about printing them, please click here.
www.imperialclub.com /Repair/Lit/Master/140/index.htm   (124 words)

 Torqueflite 999 Automatic Transmission, GREAT CJ SWAP!!
If you're thinking of selling a Jeep, please click here.
I have a Torqueflite 999 Automatic Transmission for sale.
I purchased this transmission with the intention of swapping it in for my manual, but I dont have the time or the resources to do this unfortunatly.
www.jeep-classifieds.com /25417_jeep-ad.html   (260 words)

 MosesLudel.Com - Classic & Muscle Car Restoration Services » Mechanical Restoration Projects at MosesLudel.Com
This automobile, well-suited for authentic mechanical restoration and rejuvenation, is highly valued by the family that has owned the New Yorker since 1958.
The TorqueFlite comes out with equal care...We highly value our clients' cars and the worth of high-end classic and muscle era automobiles.
A 1969 factory muscle car, this 340 four-barrel model with A727 Torqueflite and 8.75-inch rear axle has full documentation and history since day one.
www.mosesludel.com /news/index.php?itemid=108   (3397 words)

 31093. Searching for plating to allow making a Torqueflite tranny from aluminum [Indiana]
I'm a 63 year old drag racer who's had the bug since 1958.
I've been racing 426 Chrysler hemi's since 1965 and I always do my own work including rebuilding the 727 Torqueflite.
In my quest for speed, I want to lighten up the rotating mass inside the transmission which is considerable.
www.finishing.com /310/93.shtml   (429 words)

 Amazon.com: Torqueflite Transmis Hp1399: How to Rebuild or Modify Chrysler's A-727 Torqueflite for All Applications: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This is a reasonable introduction to the Torqueflite tranny.
However I recomend doing at least one standard torqueflite rebuild before venturing into some of the modifactions that are shown in the book.
The torqueflite is one of the easist automatics to overhaul and a very durable transmission.
www.amazon.com /Torqueflite-Transmis-Hp1399-727-Applications/dp/1557883998   (1198 words)

 Technical Advice — TorqueFlite Kick-Down Linkage — Hot Rod Magazine
Jerry Leonhardt Medford, WI Unlike classic musclecar-era GM and Ford trannys, Chrysler TorqueFlites don't have a vacuum modulator.
In fact, the TorqueFlite's "kick-down" is more akin to the TV-linkage on late-model automatic overdrive transmissions, which also don't have vacuum modulators.
The only way around this is to go to a full-race reverse-shift-pattern manual valvebody that's set up to have full line pressure at all times.
www.hotrod.com /techarticles/pit/index9.html   (277 words)

 Torqueflite A-727 Transmission Handbook: How to Rebuild or Modify Chrysler's A-727 Torqueflite for All ...
Torqueflite A-727 Transmission Handbook: How to Rebuild or Modify Chrysler's A-727 Torqueflite for All Applications - Wal-Mart
Paperback: Torqueflite A-727 Transmission Handbook: How to Rebuild or Modify Chrysler's A-727 Torqueflite for All Applications
Step-by-step instructions for how to modify Chrysler's 904 Torqueflite automatic transmitssion for drag racing, road racing, and circle track racing.
www.walmart.com /catalog/product.gsp?product_id=2137068   (486 words)

 Gasser Madness! - Joe Pirrone Racing History
Later he would help engineer the Torqueflite to be able to withstand the high horse power of blown gas and Nitro engines.
Transmission was a custom made Torqueflite by Joe Pirrone.
The transmission was a TorqueFlite custom built by Joe Pirrone.
www.gassermadness.com /pirrone/index.htm   (1241 words)

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