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'88 Ramcharger A727 to A518 swap.

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'88 Ramcharger A727 to A518 swap.

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Old 03-27-2012, 08:33 PM
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Default '88 Ramcharger A727 to A518 swap.

I'm currently making plans to swap the tranny in my RC for an O/D drive one,and i have a couple questions.
1. I have the 5.2L (318 ci) engine, if I can get the 518 from a 5.2 will it just bolt up where my 727 was?
2. If the 518 is from a 5.9 (360), will it bolt up or will I need an adapter?
3. To find one I would look for a '90-'93 RC,or '90-'95 pickup correct?
4. The rear drive shaft needs to be shortened,correct? (2WD)
5. I have all the hook ups to control the O/D figured out, but is there any thing in particular i should grab when I pull the tranny? (From the local pick n pull.)
Thanks for your time and help
 

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A couple other things I forgot:
The 518 has different size oil lines, so i should grab the rad from the donor truck, correct?
My 727 has a non lock up torque converter, is it possible to swap in a lock up tranny? Or should I stick with a non lock up?
 

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