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A few years ago I started my project 59 ford truck with a Deutz 5cyl and posted the build here as I went. I’ve been driving it now for a little over a year and everything has been working well. There are always things I want to add to the truck and the one I’m interested In right now is to swap out the trans for an automatic of some type. Currently I’m using the original fiat 5 spd from the Iveco donor truck. It works good but I would like to get something with an overdrive to bring the rpms down a little and maybe reduce some of the in cab noise. Right now I run at 2300 rpms at 75 mph with about 25 mpg. I would like to be able to take the truck on some long distance drives and make it a little easier to drive in town (tons of shifting the way it is now).
So what info/suggestions does anyone have for using an automatic with the 5cyl Deutz?
 

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I have no input but would like to see pics.
 
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