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Old 04-03-2006, 01:36 PM
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Need Help - 67 Camaro Tranny

I have a 67rs/ss350 convert camaro with an automatic 350 tranny in it. It is a really sharp car, mild cam, nice sound, not a racer just great cruiser. I just dropped second gear into the pan over the weekend. Looking to upgrade the trans, so I have an overdrive gear.....200r4 perhaps, so i can travel long didstance withthe car. First will the 200 bolt right in with no mod except the crossmeber. Bowtie Overdrives from Calif. sells a new cross member to do this. Does anybody have experience with Bowtie or any recommendations on companies etc. I am looking for the easiest way as I am not a real tranny guy. Local shop wants 1100 to rebuild the 350 and not interested in doing the switch. Looking for information.......Thanks Paul

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The 200R4 will bolt up to the engine w/o a problem. You will have to move the crossmember back because the trans mount is 5-6" further back on the 200R4. I'm going to do this on my '72 El Camino, but I've got a frame to work with. I'm not familiar with Camaros.

You will also have to do some wiring for the overdrive to lock up. I bought a TCI kit for this. There should also be several threads in the archives about the wiring. It's not involved...even for us transmission-challenged types.
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thanks for the info, I will need to get the new crossmember from Bowtir as I run out of room on the camaro frame. Where did you get the 200r4 from local/mailorder
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I bought it locally out of a Monte Carlo SS for $175.
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First time in forums here as just signed up today and been looking around and surprised at the mention of the 200R4 as a conversion model. Don't know many people that were very found of this trans. and didn't know many were still around. Will keep checking back here to see how it goes, let me know how satisfied you are with this. Most of my experience in change overs has been with the 700R4, much stronger and more available parts.

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I am interested in changing out my th350 for a 200r4 to get the overdrive gear and I have been told it will bolt up to a 307 sbc and that it matches the size of the th350. I've also been told that the 200r4 is a lousy tranny unless it is the 200r4pro which is the stonger slushbox. I have not been told that parts are hard to find or that the parts are any more expensive than the th350 or 700r4. The 200r4 does not seem to be very popular with the street rod and hotrod crowds, but not sure why. So as a result, I have not made any decisions yet. My biggest problem is the floor hump is already large and a 700r4 would make the hump too large to manage. That is why the 200r4 is so attractive.
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