There is a small c-clip that fits on the inboard end of the kickdown u-rod at the throttle assembly. This book is a huge asset to those who work on these and rebuild them. It is held on with three machine screws. If it is off by 45 degrees, one or two bolts will line up, but not all four. There is a thin thrust plate on the back side of the driving shell. Review by Steve If you are thinking about rebuilding or upgrading the performance of your Chrysler A-904 or A-727 this is the book for you. Hand has built, raced, and written about TorqueFlites and was fortunate to have grown up in a drag racing family as the eldest son of the famed Pontiac expert Jim Hand.
The forward drum fitted with the two sun gears went in next followed by the front annulus and four-pinion planetary. Toss in the occasional Ford C4 and C6 transmissions and Tom was fortunate to have learned about and worked on the best. Activating the front and rear bands are an accumulator spring and front and rear servos. The lugs and holes are not truly symmetrical and only go on one way. Remember, read your manual and follow its directions. Double check for any parts laying around on the bench or on the floor. You might need to tip the engine to the rear to get things lined up correctly.
Above center: A good rule of thumb is to adjust the screws once, over-tighten them a turn or two and back them off prior to readjusting to the proper torque rate. Ask us how we know. It is a very tight fit. All burnouts should be started in Second gear, then the transmission should be shifted to Third as soon as the tires start to spin. My guess is that some of the clutches got burned up and that is why all the metal shavings are in the pan.
Unfortunately, this means that all of the combined kinetic energy of the transmission as transferred from the engine is absorbed by the sprag. Here you can see the front pump after it was removed. Inspect the bearing for wear. Above right: Although time consuming, properly setting up the sprag is what keeps a TorqueFlite from disintegrating like ours did. For ours, Trans-Go dictates tightening the threaded studs to 72 in-lb then backing off two full turns front servo and 2. Another, is to slide the tranny off the jack and down a plywood ramp. I was very impressed with the content of this book.
Then we remove the ten hex bolts that secure the valve body to the case. You practically learn so much even if for being a beginner or not knowing what to do, it's all covered inside. They make all their own stuff and supply it to others. Transmissions require specialty tools and are unlike anything else in a car. It could take several tries before you find the right combo. I have included none of the gaps, end plays, or other specifications. Next step is the Disassembly of the unit assemblies.
This 727 transmission overhaul kit contains - all gaskets - all rubbers - all seals - all oil rings - complete set of friction clutch plates - front band - rear band - complete set of steel plates - oil filter Availability date:. Pull and keep that spacer. This is one of those books where you might want two copies--a clean one for research in-the-house, and another that gets dirty for looking at on the workbench. Valve body- The stock valve body is more than capable of handling its job in a performance transmission, but it needs some tweaks. Then, install the bearings and springs. I think the book assumes a partial rebuild where you get to what is wrong and then start rebuilding without finishing the teardown, in which case knocking gunk from the housing onto parts would be a real concern.
On this one, you have the option of using a wavy snap ring or flat snap ring and spacer. The convertor needs to match the camshaft and gearing of the car. But choose wisely and be honest with your real-world goals. I dont know if you can see that Frank? The servos will pull straight out. A medium size chisel with a big V ground in the end works good for removing old bushings. From maintenance and overhaul to modifications - it's all here.
Then, install the reverse band. A life-long gearhead, Street Tech Magazine founder and editor Jefferson Bryant spends more time in the shop than anywhere else. That is what prevents fluid from draining out of your torque converter over night. The A-904 and A-727, debuting in 1960 and 1962, respectively, are 3-speed automatic Chrysler TorqueFlite Transmissions. Remember to place the lip of the seal for the reverse band servo in or you will cut it when you install it. This is all held together by a snap ring on the end of the output shaft. We retained the stock 10-spring apply piston.