Optimizing V6 performance, Infront of a T-400 TRANS. - Page 2 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Transmission - Rearend
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 06-06-2012, 01:08 AM
cobalt327's Avatar
WFO
 
Last wiki edit: Intake manifold
Last journal entry: 1980 Malibu Wagon
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Atlanta
Age: 59
Posts: 5,037
Wiki Edits: 1616

Thanks: 128
Thanked 597 Times in 546 Posts
Fluid totally mixes/circulates throughout the trans and TC.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2012, 11:10 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NorthRichlandHills, TX
Posts: 452
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 132
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
thx cobalt.. went with your advice and got the stock tc.. sure it'l work out! Am i gonna have to get a custom driveshaft? Is there any way to make up for the 1/8" adapter plate? grind the yoke down?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 06-07-2012, 11:21 PM
cobalt327's Avatar
WFO
 
Last wiki edit: Intake manifold
Last journal entry: 1980 Malibu Wagon
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Atlanta
Age: 59
Posts: 5,037
Wiki Edits: 1616

Thanks: 128
Thanked 597 Times in 546 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0trbo4myCHEVUICK
thx cobalt.. went with your advice and got the stock tc.. sure it'l work out! Am i gonna have to get a custom driveshaft? Is there any way to make up for the 1/8" adapter plate? grind the yoke down?
There is enough engagement between the output shaft and yoke to compensate for the thickness of the adapter plate so you don't need to do anything to the driveshaft. I would be sure the U-joints are good since you have it out anyway.

Be sure to use the washer/spacers between the flexplate and torque converter to space it properly to compensate for the adapter thickness. That should be covered in the instructions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 06-08-2012, 12:40 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NorthRichlandHills, TX
Posts: 452
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 132
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
yes U-joints are next.. 12 quarts of lucas and new freeze plugs came in today... Now theres no excuse for my *** to be on this couch..... shucks.

<--wife
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 06-08-2012, 12:42 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NorthRichlandHills, TX
Posts: 452
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 132
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Oh yeah thats a relief, no custom driveshaft.. Still gotta find one at pick n pull that will work, the current is too long.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 06-08-2012, 12:45 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NorthRichlandHills, TX
Posts: 452
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 132
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by boatbob2
Hi,i have a warmed over Buick 231 in my 83 Toyota pickup,its dependable,but not a fast motor,AND my truck is a LOT lighter than yours.i think a 350 SB is the way to go. (i have that engine in my 83 C-10,with a 700R4.)

whats "warmed over to you?" I was actually pretty suprised how well the little v6 gets my truck around.. better than a 305 anyways.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 06-08-2012, 03:31 PM
cobalt327's Avatar
WFO
 
Last wiki edit: Intake manifold
Last journal entry: 1980 Malibu Wagon
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Atlanta
Age: 59
Posts: 5,037
Wiki Edits: 1616

Thanks: 128
Thanked 597 Times in 546 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0trbo4myCHEVUICK
whats "warmed over to you?" I was actually pretty suprised how well the little v6 gets my truck around.. better than a 305 anyways.
Better than some stock SBC 305s, but a good or "warmed over" 305 will spank the little V6, I can assure you. After all, we're talking about a 74 ci difference in displacement...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 06-08-2012, 03:50 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NorthRichlandHills, TX
Posts: 452
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 132
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
No way, turbo 3.8 over 305 any day!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 06-08-2012, 04:39 PM
cobalt327's Avatar
WFO
 
Last wiki edit: Intake manifold
Last journal entry: 1980 Malibu Wagon
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Atlanta
Age: 59
Posts: 5,037
Wiki Edits: 1616

Thanks: 128
Thanked 597 Times in 546 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0trbo4myCHEVUICK
No way, turbo 3.8 over 305 any day!
I don't recall you saying your engine was turbocharged. That changes everything.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 06-09-2012, 02:11 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: NorthRichlandHills, TX
Posts: 452
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 132
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
no no its not.. i wish it was. We were speaking about "warmed over" 305's spanking the 3.8.. but a warmed over 3.8 means turbo charged!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Transmission - Rearend posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
trans swap, 400 trans in 83 elcamino? renagade Transmission - Rearend 2 10-07-2011 09:45 AM
CK performance trans Jason7504 Transmission - Rearend 4 01-12-2011 09:51 PM
Pontiac 400 performance problems UngerMarkus Engine 33 09-09-2010 07:00 AM
where is the best place two get performance heads for a pontiac 400 resonable 47chevrolet Engine 1 09-05-2007 12:14 PM
400 pontiac performance? hujibwa Engine 13 03-15-2004 06:33 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.