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727 Torqueflight transmission

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I went through all my built models trying to determine which has the best 727 Torqueflight transmission.  Here are the results:

#1 - Polar Lights 1965 Dodge

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#2 - Revell '69 Dodge Dart (on right, MPC on left, sorry for the bad focus)

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#3 - Johan Chrysler turbine car

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The rest -

Lindberg '64 Dodge

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Johan '68 Chrysler 300 (nice torsion bars too! - NOT)

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Lindberg Little Red Wagon

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If anyone knows of others that have more detail, feel free to add.

 

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17 minutes ago, Steamboat said:

I went through all my built models trying to determine which has the best 727 Torqueflight transmission.  Here are the results:

#1 - Polar Lights 1965 Dodge

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Is that the snapper kit?   

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I think it was the snapper.  It was pre-painted.  The detail on the transmission is surprising.

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8 minutes ago, Steamboat said:

I think it was the snapper.  It was pre-painted.  The detail on the transmission is surprising.

Thank you. It's definitely about the best of the bunch. Much helpful, you posting these shots.  :D

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I believe that Competition Resins also cast the 727 trans in both the long and short tail shafts.

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What about the revell 1968 Dodge Dart 2in1 it has a 727 behind a 440 (right side of pic)

or the monogram 41 Willy’s pro street it has a 727 behind a 396 (left side of pic)

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8 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Thank you. It's definitely about the best of the bunch. Much helpful, you posting these shots.  :D

 

8 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Thank you. It's definitely about the best of the bunch. Much helpful, you posting these shots.  :D

It is the snapper-I'm finishing up a 65 coronet convertible for a buddy as we speak.

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And who says snappers cant be good..?    Some of the snap kits are great in my opinion...I still enjoy them just i do much better with them than I did many years ago..LOL..

Nice information to have.

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10 hours ago, 426 pack said:

What about the revell 1968 Dodge Dart 2in1 it has a 727 behind a 440 (right side of pic)

or the monogram 41 Willy’s pro street it has a 727 behind a 396 (left side of pic)

Those would be my own choice. Thanks for the reference shots (though I believe the engine on the left is a 392 Chrysler hemi, which is, I suspect, what you meant; 396 is usually a non-hemi Chevy displacement).

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11 minutes ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Those would be my own choice. Thanks for the reference shots (though I believe the engine on the left is a 392 Chrysler hemi, which is, I suspect, what you meant; 396 is usually a non-hemi Chevy displacement).

Yeah you are right it is a 392 I just got mixed up and wrote the wrong number down.

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8 hours ago, PARTSMARTY said:

 

It is the snapper-I'm finishing up a 65 coronet convertible for a buddy as we speak.

I feel your pain.  The pre-painted body is nice, and the Torque-Thrust wheels are awesome.  I could never get the twist out of the body, though, no matter how hard I tried. The left front wheel doesn't touch the ground.

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13 hours ago, 426 pack said:

What about the revell 1968 Dodge Dart 2in1 it has a 727 behind a 440 (right side of pic)

or the monogram 41 Willy’s pro street it has a 727 behind a 396 (left side of pic)

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 I'm beginning to like the Revell versions more and more.  The oil pan is what makes it realistic.  The chrome one on that 392 is pretty sweet.

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I like the 727 TorqueFlite auto trans in the Revell '69 and '68 Dart's 727, too. Lots of close up pics of the '68's BBC and 727 here: 

 

The AMT '71 Dodge Charger R/T kit also includes a nice 727, though I don't have any better pics for comparison:

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4 hours ago, Steamboat said:

I feel your pain.  The pre-painted body is nice, and the Torque-Thrust wheels are awesome.  I could never get the twist out of the body, though, no matter how hard I tried. The left front wheel doesn't touch the ground.

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Hmm, I had no problems building mine and all four tires touch the ground.

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16 hours ago, Steamboat said:

I feel your pain.  The pre-painted body is nice, and the Torque-Thrust wheels are awesome.  I could never get the twist out of the body, though, no matter how hard I tried. The left front wheel doesn't touch the ground.

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The 65 coronet conv that i'm re-doing. came metallic blue-i re-did it in an older g.m. color-a medium red pearl-haven't decided on the wheels yet mine is kinda like the red on this one.

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