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Old 01-11-2005, 02:21 PM
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Where to find a 700r4?

Hi I want to make a trans swap in my trans-am 1980 with a 5.7l . I would like to know , On what car I could find a 700r4 , maybe on a early camaro or caprice? What year could be nice ?

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Old 01-11-2005, 03:23 PM
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well, 1st off, is it a pontiac 5.7 or a cheverolet 5.7??? if its a pontiac, the only other rear wheel overdrive thatll work is the 2004r. if its chevy, a 700r4 out of a 82 or later pickup, or a late model caprice should work fine. ull have to have driveshaft shortened 3 in. with 700r4 changeover, and install a t.v. cable. (its different than a 350 and is adjusted differently too). the x-member will go back in, but odds r that ull have to drill a couple holes to accomodate the different spot where x-member goes. but other than that, it should bolt right up.

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Thanks It's a 5.7 chevy
I read somewhere that the driveshaft have to be shortened 2'' but anyway It's not the hard part of the job .I will see it when the trans will be posed. Probably better to buy a new driveshaft with new joint.
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Go with a trans no earlier than 89. The early ones had problems and the later ones are pretty much trouble free.

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You can find the later (good) TH-700R4 in trucks with the 4.3 V-6 or small block engines.

You can also find them (the more preferable ones) in a Camaro or Corvette, these have the servo that allows overdrive engagement at full throttle and other gotta haves.

They are also located behind the 4.3, 5.0, 5.7, 6.2 engines in almost any vehicle GM had for those years.
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Old 01-14-2005, 01:01 AM
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Is it the same transmission ( internal pressure and stuff ) in a V6 or a V8 ?
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Is it the same transmission ( internal pressure and stuff ) in a V6 or a V8 ?
No it is not. But I believe one of those who work with these often can easily tell you the difference. They can also tell you if the V-6 version can be rebuilt to V-8 specs and what it would take to do it.

I remember reading in other posts that the ones behind 6's had less steels and frictions for one of the differences.
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Ok . I will try to find a f-body or corvette transmission between 1982 and 1989 . Thanks for help
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