Tech: Shelby GT500 6R80 Auto Trans Swap

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SVTP Member builds the Mustang SVT didn’t.

By SID297

For over 20 years SVT built an impress stable of Mustangs, but the one thing they never did was offer one with an automatic transmission.  While the reason for that tends to be the sports car tradition, it does leave some buyers out in the cold.  Whether it’s a necessity of circumstances (such as an injury) or just a quest for increased drag strip performance, there’s a great many SVT Shelby Mustang GT500 owners who would be thrilled if their 6-Speeds were shifted automatically.

SVTP Member sleek98 (Chris) found himself in exactly that situation.  Wanting the most out of his car he started researching what would be involved in making the swap.  After consulting other SVTP members he took the plunge and started getting greasy.  Be sure to check out the Full How-To Thread linked below:

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The first step of the swap is to source a sizable list of necessary parts.
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It should go without saying, but when switching from a manual transmission to an electronically controlled automatic you had better be prepared to do a little wiring.
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One part that is easily overlooked, but is extremely important, is a transmission fluid cooler.
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Out with the old and ready for the new. One of the best things about this swap is having a highly sought after TR-60660 to sell when you take it out. It’s always a plus to be able to sell your used parts to recoup some of the costs of a build.

Click Here to View Full for How-To Thread

 

-SID297

 

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