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Old 06-11-2002, 11:39 AM
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Exclamation Buick 455 and an od tranny?

I am in the process of getting a 1980
Buick Skylark(free).It's in good(very)
shape but has a 3.8 v6 thats on its last
legs.Anyhow I am going to be installing
a Buick 455(hopped up,of course)and a
12 Bolt.Does anyone know of a GM OD tranny
that will bolt to the 455 Buick and would
hold the power.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 06-11-2002, 02:23 PM
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im pretty sure any BOP r700 version will fit, but they aren't known for taking alot of HP. i dont know of anything that will with overdrive. maybe a new $3000 richman manual or something. might have to go with a TH400.
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Old 06-11-2002, 02:24 PM
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...which obviously doesn't have od
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I agree with bullheimer, i'm sure the 700 will fit, but your problem will be wether it will handle the power. I have one behind a GM 5.9 stroker building around 350 HP and it realy is strugling, has started flaring etc, I'm told they are rated around the 240 kw mark. However you can strengthen them, they will take the Corvette 9 plate clutch packs, as opposed to the 7 plate standard. There are performance band kits available, and the usual **** kit man valve body options etc. However bang for your buck.. I would go for the TH400 which I run in another car behind a 400 ci smb. Concider taller diff gears to compensate for the OD. I assume you were chasing OD for economy reasons. You will just loose a bit of the mark so will depend on the application

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the 700R is not a bolt up match for the buick pattern but the 200R is, I would suggest that you put some beef into it first
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still around? Well, Tom says the 200 R will fit, so i take it a 200-4R will too, which i think has overdrive, so dig man, Art Carr Transmission Comnpany 714-901-3777 w3.artcarrtransmission.com makes an Extreme 200-4R that can be shifted manually or auto. blueprinted and balanced. as seen in July Popular Hot Rodding page 22. Probly aint too cheap tho.
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I have a Th400 behind a built 455 Olds and so far, so good. The 455 is not build totally. but it is stronger than normal. I had the tranny redone and a shift kit but stock converter in it.
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when I said 200R I ment 2004R the other I refer to as 200M (metric) there is a buick GN site that goes way into the 200 R4 and how to beef it I think its <a href="http://WWW.gnttype.org" target="_blank">WWW.gmttype.org</a> but you will have to search the site cause I don't know the /??? address exactly

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i have a 84&lt;86 Regal w/buick 455,400 Trany that I have been working on her thru 4 girlfriend,2 wifes. I found a oil pump that give good psi 40to65 & cheap too.the 400t is working great
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my friend dan has a 75 skylark with a stage 1 455 in it with T/A performance stage 2 package on it.
hes running a t400.

but a 200 4r will bolt up . you will need to have it built tho. dont forget grand nationals run with those trannies and some are in the 9's.
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try the website for bowtie overdrives to get info for this swap
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