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ST400. That's what Buick called em and that's good enough for me. If it was a Powerglide inside, wouldn't matter- ST400 is what Buck called it and that's what I was saying in my post when I was "corrected". It seems that the shifting of the ST400 was different than a TH400 as well.
Understand, but the O.P. was concerned about a TH400 fitting in the tunnel, and I was trying to avoid any possible confusion over the fact that the ST400 is a TH400 and is externally identical except for the bellhousing bolt pattern.

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I always call it a ST400 because I'm a Buick nut. Like the factory chrome wheels of that time, they aren't "Rally wheel" (I'll punch you in the throat ) They are "Sport Wheels" or "Road wheels".

The 64 ST400 also didn't have the switch pitch converter that the 65 and later had which has a variable stall speed controled by a simple 12 volts to it raising the stall by about 500 RPM. It was controled by a micro switch on the throttle linkage at the carb. The idea being when you have your foot off the gas at a light the stall went up so the car wouldn't be "pulling".

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The SP also had a two prong connecter, top terminal for the SP, bottom terminal was for the electric kickdown. Switch for that was at the throttle pedal.

I would probably have just ignored it except when I look at my Dad's handwritten notes and see that he has written something, I tend to believe him. Not that he didn't make some mistakes- who hasn't? But he was a BOP guy (especially P) and he knew his stuff. The last car he owned before he died was a '69 Impala SS 427. Now, IT had a TH400!
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Understand, but the O.P. was concerned about a TH400 fitting in the tunnel, and I was trying to avoid any possible confusion over the fact that the ST400 is a TH400 and is externally identical except for the bellhousing bolt pattern.
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The SP also had a two prong connecter, top terminal for the SP, bottom terminal was for the electric kickdown. Switch for that was at the throttle pedal.

I would probably have just ignored it except when I look at my Dad's handwritten notes and see that he has written something, I tend to believe him. Not that he didn't make some mistakes- who hasn't? But he was a BOP guy (especially P) and he knew his stuff. The last car he owned before he died was a '69 Impala SS 427. Now, IT had a TH400!
My mom had what was apparently a rare 68 Impala Convertible. It was a strippo outside of the convertible, nothing else. But had a 327 with a Quadrajet and a TH400! My dad bought it in 72 with 13K miles on it.

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Nice... couldn't have been many made like that!

To have even one of them back would be something else. When I hear of guys finding a long-lost car, I'm always glad for them- I know what it would mean to me.
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