|02-15-2011 06:20 PM|
Yes. There is a "switch pitch" converter that came in TH-400s in Buicks, etc. in the 1970s. Likely hard to find.
|02-15-2011 05:55 PM|
|ChadGresham||That is true, i know that the 400 is the toughest one available for a 1986 truck. I bought a new torque converter seal which was my main problem, just a small trans fluid leak, and a new torque converter as well just in case the old one was slipping and causing bad gas mileage.|
|02-13-2011 04:50 PM|
A lock up converter is only going to net a couple hundred rpm's, not enough to make any real difference in mileage especially considering the cost vs mpg gain.
A 700r4 could be swapped but depending on the application you may be giving up a stronger trans.
Depending on the vehicle there are some companies that make replacement shift indicator displays.
|02-13-2011 02:47 PM|
|ChadGresham||Ok thanks, i figured that but i had my hopes kinda high in consideration of gas mileage.. Has anyone ever swapped a thm400 for a 700r4? including the display on the dash for p,r,n,d... i wonder if that would be very hard to do?|
|02-11-2011 01:21 PM|
|02-11-2011 11:39 AM|
|ChadGresham||So there are no aftermarket torque converters that i can get for this transmission that lock up?|
|02-10-2011 10:52 PM|
|SSedan64||I think Chris at CKPerformance was talking about doing Lockup TH400's on the TurboBuick.com Forum. It's been a while can't remember what ever happened. These would be Custom as none came factory w/Lockup.|
|02-10-2011 10:11 PM|
400: no. 350:yes.
The TH350C was a lockup TC/tranny combo. But there never was a lockup 400.
|02-10-2011 06:49 PM|
|ericnova72||The TH-400 transmission never had a lock-up feature, that I know of. The trans has to be a lock-up type to use a lock-up converter.|
|02-10-2011 06:30 PM|
T-400 torque converter questions
I am looking at torque converters for the THM400 transmission, and am wondering if any of you chevy guys have put a locking type converter in your tranny, or do they make locking types for that transmission? B&M has a wide selection of torque converters but none say if they are locking or not? has anyone installed one of these and know whether they are locking or not??