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Old 03-13-2002, 03:57 AM
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i have a amc 327 vigilante. need to know what type of transmission and transfer case hooks up to it (original) and then what type of automatic in the floor would work. trying to get it ready for the mud drags.
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Old 03-13-2002, 04:18 AM
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327's in Jeeps w/AT's had TH400's behind them but I don't remember which bolt pattern on the trans BOP, Cad or what but it wasn't Jeep/AMC. I think the 327's in Ramblers had a Chrysler AT(Flash-O-Matic?) behind them. In any case you'll need the adapter that came from the factory. I think the 327 has it's own unique bolt pattern and nothing bolts directly to it.
The x-case used behind them was the D20.
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Old 03-13-2002, 04:22 AM
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One other thought here. I'm taking it that by 'mud drags' you plan on running the motor pretty hard. Before you spend a bunch of money adapting a trans to the 327 I would nail down a good source for engine parts because they're pretty hard to find. No sense wasting time and money on something you may or may not be able to get parts for.

So far as a floor shift goes, Lokar makes floor shift kits for most trannies.
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Old 03-13-2002, 05:09 AM
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the transmission sounds right but the research i have done on the transfer case i came up with a borg warner as8f does that sound right?
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<blockquote>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by david jones:
the transmission sounds right but the research i have done on the transfer case i came up with a borg warner as8f does that sound right?<hr></blockquote>


Nope the BW/AS8F is an automatic transmision [img]smile.gif[/img] It was used prior to the TH400 trans back when the only motor avail was the 230 OHC six(1962-early 65). The AS8F had the D21, single speed version of the D20 hung behind it. In late 65 when the OHV 232 was introduced the AT's went to the TH400's on all sixes and V8's and remained so till 79 but the 400's cases differed depending on eng/year.
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My '66 Gladiator has a 327 mated to a "nailhead" or "uni" cased TH400 via an adapter. There are several old threads on this topic if you have time to search. The TH400 used behind the 327 Vigilante will only bolt to the old "nailhead" Buick engines w/o an adapter. The 327 is an AMC engine with it's own unique bolt pattern that is not the same as the later AMC V8s. Hope this helps?? Looks like you're gonna need an adapter no matter how you go.
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Joe is right 327 parts are almost extinct. You might find some on the AMC boards but I doubt it. Thinking of changing to Buick power because of this.
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Old 03-13-2002, 02:13 PM
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what would you suggest then for a combo? i want to use it for a daily driver off roading and mud drags. sounds like alot dont it lol?
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You can still get overhaul kits for the 327. The stuff thats tough to find is external things like starters, flywheels/flexplates, and waterpumps. I would just go with a cheap, reliable setup like a chevy motor mated to a chevy TH350 or 400 if you're gonna bash it. Parts for these are available at every grocery store [img]tongue.gif[/img] .
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Old 03-14-2002, 01:54 AM
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how about one of the new dodge magnum motors with out all of the electronics? i realy like the way this motors perform but i want to use the kiss method on this truck (keep it simple stupid)
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