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Forum: Heating & Cooling   06-18-2020, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 686
Posted By Jeff406cid
I can remember when my father took his 68 Caprice...

I can remember when my father took his 68 Caprice to either get it inspected or for a wheel alignment and watching as a kid the mechanic rev the engine for some reason and the motor jumped up and the...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   01-24-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,169
Posted By Jeff406cid
I like to use the existing parts and just...

I like to use the existing parts and just rearrange them to give lockup in 4th gear. You'll only have to use one positive wire coming down from a fused power run through a brake switch that has...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   06-07-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,074
Posted By Jeff406cid
The four speeds are great for the highway, the...

The four speeds are great for the highway, the TH400 is great for big horsepower, so why are you looking to get rid of the PG if it's working?

I'm the biggest proponent of the 700R4, but if you...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   06-06-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By Jeff406cid
Does the trans lock up in third gear as well as...

Does the trans lock up in third gear as well as fourth? Have you stepped on it from a dead stop? Have you heard the same noise?
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   05-27-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,557
Posted By Jeff406cid
Tapping it on the backside of the yolk with a...

Tapping it on the backside of the yolk with a hammer while holding the other side in your hand should get it to come loose. There shouldn't be a need for a special tool.
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   05-20-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,673
Posted By Jeff406cid
Gear calculator: ...

Gear calculator:
http://www.tciauto.com/Products/Techinfo/speedo_gears.asp
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   05-06-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,674
Posted By Jeff406cid
You have an 8.2" rear. 8.5" started in 1971 and...

You have an 8.2" rear. 8.5" started in 1971 and are identifiable by it's round cover and two little cat's ears on the bottom corners.

Check it out:
http://www.buickperformance.com/85rear.htm
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   05-06-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,107
Posted By Jeff406cid
Jason, sometimes the line can crack at the base...

Jason, sometimes the line can crack at the base of the flare on the line. If you loosen the line(fluid will come out so put something underneath to catch it) pull back the flare nut and pull out the...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   05-03-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
  700r4
Views: 1,435
Posted By Jeff406cid
Besides the other previously mentioned...

Besides the other previously mentioned improvements, 87'-up also had the 10 vane pump. 87 and up is just a better minimum starting point.
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   05-03-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
  700r4
Views: 1,435
Posted By Jeff406cid
87' and up are the better units. 86' and lower...

87' and up are the better units. 86' and lower had inferior first design reverse and foward input drums and the thinner (TH350 style) low reverse support plate. Anyone with an auxiliary valve body...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   04-25-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,360
Posted By Jeff406cid
If you have the electronic speedo sensor(VSS) in...

If you have the electronic speedo sensor(VSS) in the tail shaft, you don't have to change the tailshaft housing. Just remove the 10MM head bolt and you can pull the speedo housing out and pop the...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   04-17-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,178
Posted By Jeff406cid
You'll have to Heilcoil the holes.

You'll have to Heilcoil the holes.
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   04-17-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By Jeff406cid
3.73's still would be tolerable on the highway...

3.73's still would be tolerable on the highway and give a very nice seat of the pants pull. Considering engine torque...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   03-17-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,365
Posted By Jeff406cid
Check the spring on the linkage pivot. It's...

Check the spring on the linkage pivot. It's bracket is mounted to the chassis and has half round plastic bushing on one side and the linkage at the other. If this spring has rotted away or collapsed,...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   12-14-2010, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,440
Posted By Jeff406cid
How many pounds of preload are on the clutches? I...

How many pounds of preload are on the clutches? I had an old Moroso brute strength unit(eaton unit), which had 800 pounds of preload, so much so that the unit didn't chatter so much as it made a...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   11-16-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,643
Posted By Jeff406cid
Big Dave, I'm sorry but I'm gonna have to...

Big Dave, I'm sorry but I'm gonna have to disagree with you and some other things that you've posted in the past, just because I've found them to be not quite accurate and for somebody who loves,...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   11-11-2010, 11:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,643
Posted By Jeff406cid
I've done three of these swaps and you can use...

I've done three of these swaps and you can use the original crossmember, it just has to be moved back till it lines up with the trans and new bolt holes have to be drilled and you may have to cut the...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   09-27-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,145
Posted By Jeff406cid
Also make sure to mark the pinion nut in relation...

Also make sure to mark the pinion nut in relation to the pinion snout so that you can realign the marks when reinstalling, as the tension on the nut affects pinion bearing preload.
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   09-26-2010, 04:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,542
Posted By Jeff406cid
Definitely go with the street gear! The race...

Definitely go with the street gear! The race gears are made softer for the shock of repeated hard launches, they will burn up on the street. I've never had a problem with the richmond street gears.
...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   09-23-2010, 03:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,542
Posted By Jeff406cid
Stick is definitely a different story when...

Stick is definitely a different story when talking about moving weight. You'd usually want more gearing as compared to an auto(3speed), but in high gear on the highway things even out. Any higher...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   09-23-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,542
Posted By Jeff406cid
I have 4:10's in my 70' Impala but with a 700R4...

I have 4:10's in my 70' Impala but with a 700R4 and a SBC 400. Awesome out of the hole and dynamite on the highway with overdrive. But for a one to one top gear I would say that the best middle of...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   09-23-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,970
Posted By Jeff406cid
4L60E is the electronic version of the 700R4. The...

4L60E is the electronic version of the 700R4. The 4L80E is the the electronic overdrive version of the TH400.:thumbsup:
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   09-08-2010, 04:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,541
Posted By Jeff406cid
It's been a little while since I've been on but I...

It's been a little while since I've been on but I would like to add that the difference isn't in the hardware(drums, clutch packs, sprags,etc..) it's the valve body calibration and separator plate....
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   06-15-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,147
Posted By Jeff406cid
Trans rebuild($1,100-$1,500)+torque...

Trans rebuild($1,100-$1,500)+torque convertor($125-$300)+normal installation($200-$300)+plus whatever it takes to do the conversion(driveshaft shorting, crossmember relocation, TV cable set up$????),...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   06-13-2010, 02:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,436
Posted By Jeff406cid
Check it out: ...

Check it out:


http://www.tciauto.com/Products/TechInfo/trans_life_expectancy.asp
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