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Old 04-24-2008, 10:55 PM
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I had the same problems with mine. It came in my caprice. I since had removed the 305 and put in a mild 350 and went from 2.73 gear to 3.90

I installed a bowtie overdrives TV ratio correction kit for the carb I had and also installed a shift kit. It shifted firmer but still early. I swapped in a bowtie overdrives 5500rpm shift governor and that solved the problem. Then I installed the 500 boost valve and it seemed to grab a **** ton better. It will shift normal under normal driving conditions and shift at approx 5300-5500rpm at WOT. Made the car a lot faster and more enjoyable. You can do all the mods yourself. I did it and I never worked on a transmission before. I also ditched the stock converter and had a custom built one and it made all the difference.

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Old 04-25-2008, 06:34 AM
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Guess I should have posted that most Q-jet carbs linkage does not have the correct geometry for a 200-4r trans TV cable.


I will disagree , where hardhatz is posting comments towards the general members here that may be taken negatively .

It is easy to read negative thoughts into a post as his post below:

I guess I thought I could find good guys who want to help each other benefit from their experiences. Sorry, my mistake. I wouldn't have treated any of you like that.
After his first post back to me , I decided to sit back and simply be a moderator as my duties require on this board.

he has received several helpful answers. I hope he can fix his car as needed.

It has been my past 3+ decades of auto experience that often junk yard trannys and engines do not always perform as expected. Late model - low mileage take outs are different from finding an old 200-4r trans in the junk yard.

Last item; bnesom it would helpful if you did not post in one looong continuous paragraph. That can make for difficult reading on the boards.

Dont worry how old you are... it is the mileage on your body that adds up.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:09 AM
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You can attract a lot more bees with honey than with vinegar!

Bnesom, you are entitled to your opinion, however general concensus would suggest that hardhatz's comments were indeed inflammatory. Rearead post # 10 and #12.

However, I have found that discussing issues on a forum are a little different than doing it face to face, or even over the phone.

Lot's of room for misinterpretation.

Still, hardhatz has posted on this site at least 69 times and unless this is his first time on the trans forum he must have some idea of the wealth of knowledge that Crosley possesses. And freely shares with people that post on this forum.

But because no one could present hardhatz with a magic wand to fix his problem he got a little tweaked.

Hopefully enough information passed across this thread so that hardhatz can get his problem squared away.

By the way, my transmission work's just fine.
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