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overdrive automatic in a gen2 camaro

what do i need to do to install a late model automatic overdrive transmission in my 78 camaro?

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Cross-member move, potentially driveshaft cut/length change depending on what trans is used. Appropriate trans mount, relocate/adapt trans cooling lines

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what im wondering about which is the best and simplest trans to use ,the car is going to be carburated for at least a couple more years, but i read so much stuff on doing the lockup but i dont want to screw the trans up,im retired and working on a strict budget . The cars going to be a show car with an occasional trip to the strip.its got a mildly built 383 stroker with a a 3:55 posi.
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Typical 700r4 will work but must hve correct canle set up to prevent trans from burning up

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what im wondering about which is the best and simplest trans to use ,the car is going to be carburated for at least a couple more years, but i read so much stuff on doing the lockup but i dont want to screw the trans up,im retired and working on a strict budget . The cars going to be a show car with an occasional trip to the strip.its got a mildly built 383 stroker with a a 3:55 posi.
With 3.55 gearing you don't need overdrive. Keep your cash and just enjoy driving the thing 60mph down backroads more.

For a show car you dont need to be going 90 down the highway. When at the strip that brief 120mph 6000ish rpm or so pass wont do enough damage to justify installing a failure prone 700.

Only place where a 700 shines is the lockup.
For what it sounds what your planning on doing a lockup is not necessary.

If you want stupid simple, reliable and in your case cheap(already installed cost nothing), a th350 or th400 will work just fine.
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Typical 700r4 will work but must hve correct canle set up to prevent trans from burning up

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...that was supposed to be "cable", the TV cable

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If you are on a budget, the TH350 is inexpensive to purchase and maintain, and there are many places that can modify it so it lasts longer for racing. The 700R4 overdrive is really only useful if you want to cruise at highway speeds for long periods.

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