I have a 64 Chevy11, currently 6cyl. I have purchased a 400small block and want to lose tjhe powerglide. I am looking for a recomendation for 700r4 vs 200r4. rearend is most likely a 3.08. Also I have a new 2500 converter that is not a lock up. I it worht the ezpense to get a locking converter ?
01-07-2013 11:54 PM
what is the converter for a 700 or 200 r4 the 200r4 converter will work in a early pre 84 700 id go with a 700 r4 in your combo
01-08-2013 08:41 PM
Chevy11 700/200 ?
Thanx for the advise. the converter is 25 year old "new" converter for a turbo400 if I remember right.
I would love to have another chevyII. I would use a 283 and a 6 speed TCI.
The 400 can use any gear ratio you want to use.
01-11-2013 08:21 AM
Looking forward to this project with my grandson. I have sat on this car since the mid 80's. On the hunt for a 200r. I have the sb400 and am planning a Heidts front end.
01-11-2013 08:36 AM
I hope you post pictures as the project comes along.If its for the grandson then the project will be twice as much fun. I hope the boy doesnt fight about the power out put and keeps it conservative.The upgraded front end is a great idea,even if its just the safety aspect.
01-11-2013 09:58 AM
I think he believes me that the 400 on the lazy side will out last the smaller wound up power plant. He sees the difference in out dirt bikes, my lazy 4 stroke vs the screaming 2 stroke he rides. I remember how the old chevy 11 handled. Brakes were terrible. When you made a hard stop. the body would pitch forward and the rr wheels locked up. Of course it was meant to be an around town commuter giving 16 mpg.
01-11-2013 12:59 PM
I used a 200 4r for my nova. Its just about the same as the gp for length. I didn't have to shorten the drive shaft. I just move the cross member back to the next holes and redrilled a couple of new ones. My nova is a 1977 which is different than yours. I rebuilt mine myself and added extra clutches. I rebuilt and upgraded it to a ten vane pump and relieved it. I also put in large boost valves. I love it. But i agree, if your going to keep 3.08 gears, there is no sense for an overdrive. Mine is 350 hp 355 ci with 3.73 10 bolt poss. Now i have my low gears for street and highway gear for traveling.