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Old 04-27-2012, 12:18 PM
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Convert T-400 to a FULL manual valve body

Can l do this without buying the whole kit? If l can, can l do it with the transmission still in the truck? Thanks

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[QUOTE=fordss]Can l do this without buying the whole kit? If l can, can l do it with the transmission still in the truck? i would like to make it shift all 3 gears with out the governor thanks
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Buy the valve body and related parts from TCI, Hughes or other. That's the only sane way to try unless you're a trans wizard. You CAN do it in the truck.
The biggest problem could be installing the plug where the modulator used to be. You will want a new shifter with some type of gate as most all manual valve bodies are reverse pattern.
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how do i know what it is reverse pattern or Forward. tranny out off 1976 caddy thanks
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Every factory trans is forward(standard P-R-N-D-2-1) but the manual valve body is reconfigured to be P-R-N-1-2-3 so in race situations where you might get a little twitchy, you're shifting away from neutral, not toward it. That's the difference/advantage.
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Full manual shifts on a T-400 can be forward or reverse pattern.

You need to decide what you want and check for costs and / or shifter changes for reverse pattern depends on shifter you have or will purchase
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