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Old 11-05-2005, 03:59 PM
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B&M Trans/kit anybody done an Install?

Just curious if anyone installed a trans kit for a 700R4 from B&M?? My 350 will be pushing 350 to 400hp when done, but it will be in a heavy 66 Chev truck. They have a kit that gives you step by step instructions. Or is there another kit by someone else that is good to install. Pros and cons would be helpful.
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I used the B&M racing master overhaul kit on my th350 in my old mud drag truck. First time I ever did one. It was pretty clear. I also had a Haynes manual for the trans on hand for the clarity of pictures and a more detailed view. Don't know if this helps. The trans was great afterwards. Abused it for 4yrs after that and never blew it.
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Worked Good Eh

Well I'm glad I heard from a first timer, it's encouraging. I got this 700R4 from a 84 Grand National and I'm mating it with a rear end from a 96 firebird with 3:43 gears with posi. I just don't want to install the trans and it not be strong enough to handle the increased HP and torque compared to the HP the Grand National had. Plus the heavier truck too. Thanks for the info and I will most likely go with the trans kit if I don't hear from anyone else with problems installing the kit. Thanks again
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Well I'm glad I heard from a first timer, it's encouraging. I got this 700R4 from a 84 Grand National and I'm mating it with a rear end from a 96 firebird with 3:43 gears with posi. I just don't want to install the trans and it not be strong enough to handle the increased HP and torque compared to the HP the Grand National had. Plus the heavier truck too. Thanks for the info and I will most likely go with the trans kit if I don't hear from anyone else with problems installing the kit. Thanks again

IF you are talking about a tranny from a Buick Grand National turbo'd V-6 car......... they did not come from GM with a t-700 tranny. I believe they used a 200-4r trans in the Buick Grand National cars.

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Old 11-08-2005, 06:25 AM
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Well Duh???

Ya know what you are absolutely correct. So would this be a good trans to use?? It fit on the 350 cu yesterday and measured it for location in the frame. Let me know. I'm doing this project pretty much on my own and I don't really have anyone to ask. Thanks
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Old 11-11-2005, 02:51 AM
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The TH-200-4R has a more desireable gear spread than the 700, the biggest gripe among GN/Regal/MCSS owners about the 700 is the 1-2 gear bog. It also usually came with the mounting holes for both the B-O-P-C bolt pattern AND the Chevy bolt pattern.

These can be built to hold nicely but you are going to give it more weight with the truck than it was originally intended for.

The best thing you can do for it is match the rest of the drivetrain parts accordingly, the most important thing would be gears of around 3.73, and tires around 26 inches tall. The kit for the transmisson is generally known to be well worth the money no matter which company sold it.
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I Agree It's Heavier

Ya that was my concern with the trans was the wieght and the added torque and power. I was in the B&M website and they didn't offer the same kit as they do the 700. They have a TransPak and a Shiftkit. The thing is the truck will be used more for cruising and I won't be hard on it. I have a 74 Firebird 400 and I put it through the paces. This truck is going to be for me and the wife to enjoy. Thanks for the response M&M.
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