The gearbox consists of a torque converter housing, an intermediate plate, a gearbox housing and a rear extension housing, bolted together in series. The rear of the gearbox is supported by a rubber mounting installed between a mounting bracket on the gearbox and the LH chassis rail. A heat shield is installed on the mounting to protect it from the exhaust.
The torque converter housing attaches the gearbox to the engine and contains the torque converter. The torque converter is connected to the engine drive plate and transmits the drive from the engine to the gearbox input shaft. When engaged, a hydraulic lock-up clutch in the torque converter prevents slippage, to give a direct drive from the engine to the gearbox for improved efficiency.