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Old 12-11-2002, 06:28 PM
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I found a turbo 400 for a rebuild at a good price it is a turbo 400 out of and 81 chevy p/u. are those as good as the car ones or are there a difference. and the only change to bolt up to my sbc is to change tailshaft for the drive shaft?

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it's the same transmisson as the car model. what is your current transmisson. t 350 or power glide. if you are useing either of these then yes you will need to find a short tail shaft and replace it or shorten your drive shaft
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the pickup trans has extra clutch plates, heavier sprag clutch. the 400 turbo is about 3" longer than the glide or the 350 turbo. you will have to have a driveshaft made and modify or get a new crossmember
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well it was a pg. but I need a new drive shaft any ways so I can use the tailshaft that is on it (truck) and just get a new shaft and measure from tail to carrier? but the 81 400 model is no different, I plan to have rebuilt with kit from jegs and install a 3500 stall converter for my 406 sb and change over to manual valve body. this would be good builder trans?

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I am also buying a 400 crossmeber for the nova becasue it was not offered of course I know they have them on e-bay for 50.00. And I will prob. get a shortened drive shaft new fabbed up. I geuss if thats the way to go. what would the pinion angle be one a 400 in a nova be, is that possable to know before installing the trans into car. pretty much I am going to finish the ladder bar back half on car before installing my engine and trans and want to know what would be the pinion angle I would want to set-up?
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