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Old 07-01-2002, 02:30 PM
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How would I go about installing a 350 or 400 turbo gm tranny onto a small block rebuilt engine? Do i need to fill the torque converter with oil or something what r the steps. Im new to this and I love it but cant do anything till i figure it out

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1)Bolt a flexplate (autotrans flywheel) to the engine crank if its not already there.
2)remove & drain converter if its on the tranny
3)Next drain tranny pan and remove
4)clean pan and replace filter
5)reinstall pan
6)fill the converter w/ trans fluid.
7)Now install the converter turn the converter and push it back toward the pump you should feel it click twice.
8)Now w/ the converter on and pushed back get a beer cause you have to lift the heavy bastard next.
9) Ok serious now,put the trann on a jack put a 2x4 on the jack dont jack it by the pan.Get another guy to help jack it up get it on the dowel pins(stuby bars on back of engine).
10)Bolt the tranny to the engine.also make sure the dipstik tube is on cause it has a tab that bolts to one of the bolts
11)Now pull the converter to the flywheel. Bolt the three converter bolts(Don't use just any bolts)use converter bolts.
12) Now install the tranny lines to the radiator trans cooler(if it was a stick car get a tranny cooler)
13)Hook up the linkage(if theres no linkage or it was a stick car)buy a floor shifter and follow directions.
14)Install drive shaft.
15)Fill tranny w/ fluid

Almost forgot,befor you put the converter bac in change the front seal.
That should cover it.I hope

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Old 07-02-2002, 12:02 AM
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I would also suggest a chiltons book.
Also I forgot to mention you will probably need to floor jacks one to jack the tranny and one to hold the motor.Its also a ***** to get the tranny on the dowel pins so you may have to jack the motor either up or down.
Also depending on the car you may need to un bolt the trans crossmember.

I'm asumng your putting this in the car from underneith w/ the motor already in it.
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Do yourself a big favor.Rent a transmission jack.It's very difficult to try to line up the dowel pins while clearing the transmission tunnel while keeping the tranny from falling off the jack.A tranny jack holds the tranny securely and makes the job much easier.It should run you about 20 bucks.
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Old 07-02-2002, 05:18 AM
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Sedan_dad has a good point rent or buy a tranny jack.Those trans are heavier laying on your forarm than they look.Not that I would Know,Hum hum Hum.
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