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04-05-2006 07:06 AM
transmandan
Lock up converter

Yank or Percision are real good units and My transmission are built with a lock up valve to eliminate any electrical harness to the transmission and you still have lock up on the highway in fourth.
04-04-2006 04:21 PM
Choctaw Bob
Quote:
Originally Posted by transmandan
I build 700R4 Transmissions that will hold up with no problem to you application. I have them in alot of street rods and even a 550HP turbo charged silverodo The main thing is get a good converter. If I can help let me know.
I would like a lockup converter. Do you recommend any particular brand?
04-04-2006 11:37 AM
transmandan
What overdrive trans to use

I build 700R4 Transmissions that will hold up with no problem to you application. I have them in alot of street rods and even a 550HP turbo charged silverodo The main thing is get a good converter. If I can help let me know.
04-04-2006 07:58 AM
Choctaw Bob
Quote:
Originally Posted by M&M CUSTOM
General acceptance of the "better" transmissions are the 1988 and later model years. (1988-1992)
Thanks! I'll put the information to use
04-04-2006 07:28 AM
M&M CUSTOM General acceptance of the "better" transmissions are the 1988 and later model years. (1988-1992)
04-04-2006 12:26 AM
Choctaw Bob
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jmark
Make sure your neighbor chooses a later model 700 with the aux. valve body. It will have a lot of the better upgraded parts compared to the earlier 700's.

Mark
What year should we look for?
04-04-2006 12:18 AM
Jmark Make sure your neighbor chooses a later model 700 with the aux. valve body. It will have a lot of the better upgraded parts compared to the earlier 700's.

Mark
04-03-2006 10:49 PM
Choctaw Bob
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oljoedog
The 700r4 is a good choice. Have one in my 70 Chevelle ( its a 1987 ). I have a B&M Hole shot 2000 converter and the whole thing seems to work pretty well. I even raced the car for a couple of years with no problems. When installing it I think you have to add a converter lockup switch. B&M should be able to supply that. Good luck on the project.

Joe
Thanks Joe. I think I will get my neighbor (he owns a trans shop) to start looking for a core we can build. Then a Kit from Performance Auto. should do the trick.
04-03-2006 10:29 PM
Oljoedog The 700r4 is a good choice. Have one in my 70 Chevelle ( its a 1987 ). I have a B&M Hole shot 2000 converter and the whole thing seems to work pretty well. I even raced the car for a couple of years with no problems. When installing it I think you have to add a converter lockup switch. B&M should be able to supply that. Good luck on the project.

Joe
04-03-2006 09:51 PM
Choctaw Bob
Quote:
Originally Posted by RPM
I have a 23T bucket with a 383 stroker in it. I have the 700r4 trans and love it. You can get a stock converter that will stall at about 2300, but locks up. It will all bolt to your big block.
Great. What year and model converter should I look for? Sorry about the ignorance. The last Chevy I built was a 67 SS 396 Camero in 1973. I vaguely remember that Chevys were all the same bell housing. Mine is internal balanced.
04-03-2006 08:30 PM
RPM I have a 23T bucket with a 383 stroker in it. I have the 700r4 trans and love it. You can get a stock converter that will stall at about 2300, but locks up. It will all bolt to your big block.
04-03-2006 08:20 PM
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04-03-2006 08:18 PM
Choctaw Bob
Quote:
Originally Posted by 55 BELAIR
I put a 700R4 in my 55 Belair last year and just love it. The only problem is with all the quiet in the car my wife wants to talk to me on trips now. Maybe I need a good sound system???
I don't have that problem with the engine noise, header hoise and wind noise. The car is better than music.

Will a 700R4 bolt up to my engine? What about a converter? Will the converter from a late model bolt up? How about length?
04-03-2006 08:06 PM
55 BELAIR I put a 700R4 in my 55 Belair last year and just love it. The only problem is with all the quiet in the car my wife wants to talk to me on trips now. Maybe I need a good sound system???
04-03-2006 07:50 PM
Chazmac 700R4.
Handles the power easily with no special parts required, has great adaptablity in the converter area, and is relatively inexpensive. Good trans shops should be able to help you with various scenarios regarding shift quality and converter needs, cable, etc. Figure $800-$1500, depending upon your desires.
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