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Old 11-03-2002, 09:29 PM
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Hey guys,
I have a 67 el camino with a powerglide, I was wondering what trannys will bolt up with little to no mods, aka cables, and drive shaft. I expect to have to switch or make a mount.
I was thinking turbo 400 or 700r4.

also Im having a hard time finding out what cars came stock with the 700r4... can someone run down a short list for me? Im going to go junk yard fishing

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VRTsid,
The best bet for your El Camino is probably gonna be the good old 350 short tail. For the 400 you need a new yoke, and the 700 is about 3 inches longer. Those would be my only three choices anyway. You're still gonna hafta buy a kickdown cable and filler tube for it though.
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Old 11-04-2002, 08:47 PM
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Hey thanks,
I know this may seem kinda limp, but what cars or trucks came with that? Im *NEW* to domestic's, and I dont know what Im looking at half the time, as far as what is what. I know the models and years and stuff but not the components for the years, if that makes sense...

are the bell housings pretty standard? I have a 350 engine in the car now, will the bell housing of a v6 be the same? if not will the powerglides swap onto it?

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Hell yeah dude,

Go junkin' for a circa' 1986 caprice copcar 700R4, it shifts hard, and is tougher that the other stockers, I know, I used to own one.
I traded it in for a ford, what a cruel and twisted world this is.

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VRT,
The 350 short tail is about as common as the crabs. Just go to a junkyard and ask for a short chevy 350. Bell bolt patterns are Chevy and BOP: (buick, olds, pontiac). The bell housings are all the same on v6/v8 (for this trans), and expect that anything you buy might need a rebuid (they been around since 1969). The 350 went to a lockup convertor in 81, I think. I'd stay away from that one for a high performance application. Cost more to rebuid. You can tell that one by the 4 prong electrical connector on the passenger side of the trans.
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how about the 400? is it about the same availabilty? right now I have a colum shifter, and I would like to keep it, how would that work? would I have to make sure the car or truck I yanked it from had a colum shift?

btw, what excatly is the difference between the 350 and 400? arent they both 3 spds?

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VRTsid,
The 400 shorttail and the 350 short are roughly the same length, the 400 is stronger. Both are vacuum shifted 3 speeds. To put the 400 in you'll hafta change the driveshaft yoke (there are two styles, Oring and non Oring). If you pull the tail housing off, you'll see which one it is by the tail shaft. You might end up changing the whole driveshaft for a 400 swap, I dunno. The PG shaft should be a direct swap with a 350. Keeping the column shift won't be a problem at all. All the GM trans will use the same cross member, you might hafta shuffle it around a little though.
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