Hi All I have a 1965 Dodge Monaco - stock drivetrain was 383/727 I am replacing the engine with a 440 (stroked to a 522) expecting roughly 500HP/600TQ this will be primarily a street car (driven hard) with some possible light autocross action - no quarter mile. My reason for the thread is to discuss the transmission decision. 1) keep the stock 65 727 and rebuild 2) replace with a 67 727 from Hughes or TCI trying to get some pros and cons listed out to help the decision. About the only PRO to keeping the OE trans is that I can use the OE console cable shifter I know there is much debate on pre 67 units being weaker - is that really the case? Im ultimately looking at about the same cost to rebuild this unit or replace - the biggest drawback to replacing with a new trans would be that I cant keep the stock console shifter - unless some one here can show me a late model linkage trans somehow adapted?? thanks in advance.