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Old 07-26-2002, 04:20 PM
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I'd like to change the 350 turbo out of my '73 Monte Carlo with a 700r4. I remember reading that certain years were not desireable. Which year(s) should I go with? Would I have to change the transmission mount? I know I'll have to shorten the drive shaft, and install a lockout. I want to keep it a mechanical speedo.

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Do it!

You'll love the 3.07 first gear, and the OD is butter!

You'll have to move the mount back a bit, shorten the driveshaft, hook up the TV cable to the carb arm, install the lockup switch on the valve body,...that is about it.

<a href="http://www.700r4.com" target="_blank">www.700r4.com</a> is a great site for all kinds of good info.

Oh, about the year - common thought is '86 and up. I had an '85 from an IROC-Z in a little roadster a few years ago, and I felt it was like any other I've had. Go figure.

Good luck.
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700r4 trannies are nice and hard to kill,88's seam to stand up better than the others i've seen if its top end and durability that your looking for I would also look into the older 2 speed power gluids, they are easyer to rebuild and you wouldn't have to change your mounts or your drive shaft.........everly
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