Silver Sport Transmissions Sweetens This 1973 ‘Cuda Cruiser


It’s easy to write up a scathing review for something problematic, but it takes a truly wonderful experience for someone to go the extra mile and communicate just how positive their experience was with a given product. Sales talk aside, it’s always good to hear about real-world applications in use by real-world car guys like Mickey VanBergen.

Mickey’s 1973 Plymouth ‘Cuda had all the things any red-blooded muscle car fellow would love, like high-impact yellow paint, a power-packed 340, and stylish E-body body lines. The one thing it was missing was a bit of highway driveability. According to Mickey, Silver Sport Transmissions’ A41 automatic overdrive fixed it right up while taking this classic ‘Cuda to another level:

I got the A41 Kit installed in my ’73 Cuda 340 last spring, and installation went ‘by the book’… Everything needed was included, and the directions were spot on for installation. We (my wife Kathy and I) made short trips around West Michigan during the first 500 miles, then went on to put 6000 miles on over the summer! It was so much nicer cruising along expressway at 75 mph, engine RPM at 2200, and still be able to hold conversations without the engine droning at a loud 3400 RPM! The lock-up torque converter actually acts like a fifth gear when it kicks in above 55 mph, and drops the RPM an additional 300 RPM!

Our 2 grandsons, Chase and Carter, give you a big ‘thumbs up’ as well… It has made cruising a delight, and the higher ratio first gear is quite a bit of fun, too (GRINNING)! Here are some more pictures of the 73 Cuda… Thank you for a wonderful conversion kit for our classic car! Although we have gotten a slow start this year due to Michigan’s ‘Stay at Home’ orders, we look forward to much more cruising this summer!

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Kent Will

News Editor Kent grew up in the shop with his old man and his '70 Charger R/T. His first car was a 1969 Super Bee project when Kent was fourteen. That restoration experience lead to pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a career in manufacturing. Since then, the garage has expanded to include a '67 Satellite, a '72 Scamp, and a 2010 Mopar '10 Challenger.

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