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OHDAD
ED Ostrowsky

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05/30/2019 05:47PM

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Automatic Transmission that mates up with an Olds 215
Posted by: OHDAD
Date: May 31, 2019 10:28AM

Hi guys, newbie here. I have a 59 MGA with a Olds 215. It's got the original Slim Jim model 5 thats shitting the bed. I would normally go T-5 and be done with it, but I have Parkinson's and at some point in the future I won't be able to use my clutch leg to shift. So I was looking for a better, newer auto tranny to mate up to the 215. Any suggestions? Thanks Ed


joe_padavano
Joseph Padavano
Northern Virginia
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02/15/2010 03:49PM

Main British Car:
1962 F-85 Deluxe wagon 215 Olds

Re: Automatic Transmission that mates up with an Olds 215
Posted by: joe_padavano
Date: June 01, 2019 08:57AM

The only automatics that are true bolt-ups are the 61-63 Olds RH5 that you have, the 61-63 Buick two speed Dynaflow, and the Rover automatics. D&D sells an adapter plate kit to allow you to bolt up modern GM transmissions. If space is limited, I suggest the unloved TH200 three speed. This is the smallest modern RWD GM automatic. It actually fits in the 61-63 cars without floorpan mods. Yeah, it's weak but behind a relatively stock 215 in a lightweight car, it's fine. Anything else (TH350, 200-4R, etc) is much larger and will typically require floorpan mods. Yeah, I realize you have an MGA. I suspect that's got an even tighter tunnel than the 61-63 Y-body cars.


OHDAD
ED Ostrowsky

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Re: Automatic Transmission that mates up with an Olds 215
Posted by: OHDAD
Date: June 02, 2019 11:23AM

Joe thanks for your help. The tunnel and floorpan had already been modified years ago when this frankenstein was first built. If I didn't have parkinson's I'd be putting a T-5, but it is what it is. Thanks again


Sidecardoug
Doug Rowe

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Re: Automatic Transmission that mates up with an Olds 215
Posted by: Sidecardoug
Date: June 16, 2019 03:00AM

I have seen some mods done using Japanese auto trannies - I believe Jeep may have used some of them at one point. ( Aisin ? ) The mods you would want would most likely be to fit a Rover V8, which is the BOP
( Buick Olds Pontiac ) 215 V8, sold to Rover before the Arab oil embargo - GM tried to buy the rights back, Rover said " No, thank you very much." To the best of my knowledge, any trans that will bolt up to the Rover
(Land Rover ) V8 up until 2004 will work with your engine block. Advance Adapters may offer some solutions-
I have seen other offerings on this site for this engine, but do not recall where at this time.


roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2990 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Automatic Transmission that mates up with an Olds 215
Posted by: roverman
Date: June 27, 2019 06:39PM

I like AW4,(Jeep 4L., etc./etc.) Pre computer,(has kick-down cable). I have 2 raw cast BH's. to mate with 25/RV8. Need to finish machine. Art.


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