There’s a lot of stuff in life that seems really, really good on the surface but going a little bit deeper than that reveals that there are hidden costs. Such is the case with scoring a junkyard six speed transmission to swap into your car or truck. Yes, they can be had for cheaper than what a new unit would cost, with regard to initial purchase price but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. From there you have to outfit the thing to work in your vehicle, you have to outfit your vehicle to make the transmission actually fit and mount up, you need to find the proper shifter placement, the proper way to drive the speedometer, and the list goes on and on and on.
In this video Robert from American Powertrain walks us through a couple of junkyard six speed transmissions and shows us the upsides and downsides of them in terms of being used as a swap candidate. A lot of time and energy goes into developing the product line that American Powertrain has developed over the years. Listening to their customers and solving the problems that hot rodders were having with overdrive swaps has been a hallmark of the company’s history. Bottom line? Their stuff fits.
So check this video out and learn something about junkyard six speeds and which ones NOT to buy!