You'll need the appropriate transmission rebuild kit for your 700R4. The reverse gear in this transmission is 2. If your old transmission had a 9-inch tail shaft, then the drive shaft should fit. Unfortunately, that is rarely the situation. So be aware if you aren't familiar with removing the transmission. One had a bolt on bell housing the other did not. Just take a look at the pan.
It was designed to eliminate the outgoing Small-block powertrain in cars and light duty trucks. Here is a post on. Although the Turbo Hydra-Matic name alludes to the original Hydra-Matic developed by General Motors' Cadillac division in the late 1930s, the two transmissions were not mechanically related. A transmission repair manual is a must. The only other pan that has 13 bolts is the Th-400. The tail shaft is attached to the main case by 4 bolts.
Ricks Camaros offers this awesome automatic transmission crossmember kit tubular turbo-hyra-matic 700r4-th700r4 and 4l60, for your project car. Will I be able to re-install a T350 with no other wiring or tubing modifications? Other units to include the 2 prong connectors had an internal pressure switch that was used to control spark timing retard. The 200-4R was configured with several different torque converters and gear ratios depending on the vehicle application. They still dominate the world of drag racing even today. The development of this transmission was primarily targeted to improve fuel economy, and this was accomplished by a number of modifications, not the least of which was the 30% overdrive capability. So, although it carries the Turbo Hydra-matic name, the Hydra-matic Division of General Motors had little, if anything, to do with its design. The Pan shape is the easiest way to tell the Turbo 350 and Turbo 400 apart.
I have found Redline, Nulon, Lucas etc to be the most reliable I've used. An internal snap ring inside the coupler sleeve controlled the sleeve's position on the shafts, with circular seals in the adapter sealing the transmission from the transfer case. There was certainly some overlap in the early nineties for sure. However, this transmission was notorious for its failure rate when used behind too large an engine - the largest displacement being the Oldsmobile 5. The following year, application expanded to Oldsmobile and and to some full-sized Chevrolets. If you want the torque converter to lock up for better fuel mileage, you'll have to install a lock-up control kit in the transmission pan.
Good luck with it :. These transmissions are going to rely on engine vacuum and physical cables to know what the engine is doing. Internally the clutch packs originally had fewer friction plates. Here is the main writeup on the , and here is the article. You can reuse the rear passing gear throttle kickdown cable bracket on the engine and carburetor if you have the original carb.
Click the thumbnail images on the right of the player to select a video. The typical width of this transmission where it bolts to the engine is 20inches overall. Here is the writeup on , and here is the writeup on. This is far and away the easiest way to identify them. Construction The 700R4 case is a single piece constructed of cast aluminum.
Off computer topic I know, but hey do I care? This is a much lower ratio than what was common, and provides good acceleration from a stop and is also good for off-road driving. Turbo 400 The Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 was introduced in the 1964 model year. The gearing that was used was 3. The 700R4 is longer than this unit. With today's emphasis on fuel economy and a comfortable ride, it should come as little surprise that so many are turning to this fairly simple and inexpensive swap.
All of the automatic transmission rebuilding video's out there start off with the transmission already out. Do not settle for just any upgrades for your prized 1967, 1968, 1969 Camaro, use the best. Every automatic transmission will need a universal clutch spring compressor as well as snap ring pliers and pic sets for removing valve guides. In stock form, the 700R4 is capable of handling around 300 foot-pounds of torque. This feature was not exploited. Some of the popular trucks it was used in were the Chevrolet Blazer and Suburban and the Oldsmobile 350 diesel.