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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by UMDSmith View Post
Here is a quick pic of the car prior to air ride. When I bought it, the previous owner had cut springs on it.
I like it! looks sinister and low, and I dig the steelies and dog bowl / copo type caps.

I concur with Dave. I would recommend a th400 or a 4l80e for a big block, but you *can* get away with using a th350, 4l60 or 700r4 for easy cruising. Some of it depends on your rear end and desired gearing as each of these vary with 3 or 4 speeds. Each of these transmissions also vary on their overdrive percentages. a 4l60 has a decent low first gear with decent torque, for example.

it really depends on the intended use. It also depends if you want pure hydraulics or if you want electronic control. I would go with a th400.

Free Trivia: most tv shows from the 70s and 80s with show cars that would come standard with a th350 were always switched to th400s because of the amount of abuse the transmissions could endure by the stuntmen performing 360s, reverse driving, jumps, etc.
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