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Old 07-16-2002, 05:05 AM
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any of you get your 700R4 from Bowtie Overdrives? How is it?

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Old 07-16-2002, 06:50 AM
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i did not get my 700r4 from them but i did get all the installation stuff from them, such as their t.v. cable and bracket kit and the pressure guage. i was very impressed with their kit and it works perfectly. i also used thier lock-up kit which was very easy to install and works great. i would say if there trannys are as good as the rest of their products then go for it. thier customer service is very good too.
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Old 07-16-2002, 06:25 PM
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Thanks Scott!

what kind of trans did you have before the 700R4? What performance improvements have you noticed since the swap? what kind of engine & car do you have? I hope that's not an annoying number of questions...
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I have it in a 54 belair. and just two weeks ago i did the same swap in my 70 chevy p/u useing bowtie overdrives parts in both. i built a mild 350 for the 54 with a 69 camaro 3.31 geared rearend. i cant tell you the performance improvement on it cuz' i built the car with the 700. although my 70 has a basically stock 350 and a 3.73 rear. the performance change from the th350 is very noticable from a dead stop because of the lower 1st gear. the main diff. is on the highway, before at 60 mph i was turning around 2600 rpm or better and now at 75 mph it seems as though its just idling cuz' its only turning about 1800 rpm at 15 mph faster. my gas mileage went from about 12 to 16-17 on the highway and 10 to 13-14 around town, quite an improvement. i would recommend this swap to anyone. as far as bowtie overdrives goes- they couldn't have been any nicer and were very willing to answer any questions. they seem to take as much interest in your swap as you do and there products i got from them were top quality with excellent instructions. let me know if you need anymore info. theres no such thing as too many questions.. good luck, scott
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thanks. as it happens I have 3.31 gears in my '65 Caprice(Impala) too. I think my 327 is going to be a lot happier with the 700R4 than it was with the Powerglide. It took me four years to get around to this swap because I had a nagging desire to keep it original.
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man- if you are going from a power glide to a 700 that things going to seem like a rocket off the line now. i say go for it. keep us posted on how it turns out. scott
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Will do. might be a while though. I have a special deal with the fellow whose doing the swap for me; he works on my car when he has time in between other jobs, and in return for my patience he cuts me a huge discount.
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sorry to bring this post back form the dead but i was wondering how your swap turned out? i am looking ot do the same on my 66 caprice
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i have installed a bowtie overdrives 700r4 in my big block 66 SS 2dr imp and i just love it, rear is 3.36 and the perfoemance is as impressive as with the T-10 4 speed i replaced
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well, I'm always happy to resurrect a topic.
the 700R4 is a big improvement over the powerglide (two speed) but my car is very heavy, so I am considering helping the 327 out a bit with some 4:10 gears in back.
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could you guys help me out with what parts you actually needed,and what you found out you needed after you started! lol! also any little tips you might have learned while doing it. also what was the stock gearing for a 66 caprice with the 327? what kind of rpms am i looking at for freeway speeds say 65-70mph?
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contact Bowtieoverdrives. They are very helpful and will help you out.
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