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Offline Randy Mosier

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727 tailshaft question.
« on: March 19, 2009 - 09:29:01 PM »
I have a chance to buy a 727 out of a mid 70s dodge van for our 71 Demon project. The seller tells me that the 727 only has one tailshaft length, that there is no long or short shaft. I thought there was a long and short shaft transmission, but it's been many years since I looked at a 727 in a car. Will the truck tranny work in the A body Demon?

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727 tailshaft question.
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Offline tactransman

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Re: 727 tailshaft question.
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009 - 09:48:58 PM »
The short shaft one is REALLY short and has a "bolt on " yoke on it. You can change the output shaft and extension housing to make it work.
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Re: 727 tailshaft question.
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2009 - 11:47:38 AM »
Here is a pic of a "short shaft" 727. :cheers:

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Re: 727 tailshaft question.
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2009 - 02:04:32 PM »
 :canada:.....The truck and van trannys usually do not have the mounting boss 4 the consol shifter bracket........short trannys came in club cab trucks and motorhomes.....kim....
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Re: 727 tailshaft question.
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2009 - 09:48:34 PM »
The owner said his were long shaft. Two were out of mid 70s model trucks and one was out of a 78 van. He was supposed to send pictures. So the long shaft tranny is the one I want, right?

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Re: 727 tailshaft question.
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2009 - 10:41:32 PM »
So the long shaft tranny is the one I want, right?
Yup.  :grinyes:
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Re: 727 tailshaft question.
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2009 - 11:37:44 AM »
The 727 in my Cuda was originally in my 74 Dodge van. It bolted right in without any problems. Oldkimmer may be right about the shifter boss though, I don't remember if mine had it or not. I'm using a B&M shifter.
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Re: 727 tailshaft question.
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2009 - 03:34:38 PM »
It is not just the truck cases that don't have the shifter boss,the earlier Torqueflites ('70ish and earlier) don't have them either. Good point though.  :cheers:
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Re: 727 tailshaft question.
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2009 - 09:11:57 AM »
Thanks guys. You're an excellent resource and I plan on leaning on you guys a lot in the coming months as this project gets under way. I realize this is an E-body forum, but like I said earlier, this seems to be the best Mopar resource on the web.

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Re: 727 tailshaft question.
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2009 - 06:26:08 PM »
Just to clarify,this is the boss that is being referred to.

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Re: 727 tailshaft question.
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2009 - 02:18:26 PM »
Just to clarify,this is the boss that is being referred to.


...........Hey Terry, the shifter boss I was referring 2 is the 2 holes on the tailshaft housing that the support bracket bolts 2  4 the shifter rod that comes thru the floor on consol cars.................kim...........
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Re: 727 tailshaft question.
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2009 - 02:21:25 PM »
Yes,that one also,but the extension housing can be easily changed,but the case not. ;)
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Re: 727 tailshaft question.
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2009 - 02:21:25 PM »