If I was going auto a good shift kit and leave it non manual would be my choice for street use. Depending on how old the Quarter Stick is, I believe the later ones had changeable plates. I could stop the tires with my foot. We're not driving a semi here. Failure to comply will result in being reported to and banning from. Remember: There is only 1 pint difference between the add and full marks,it should be between the two at running temp. One of the more popular modifications made to the Turbo 400 is the addition of an internal transmission brake.
You may want to have the trans shop put these new parts in if you have never done this before. I've definately got this truck thing in my blood. . No vacuum lines or kick-down components are required. Try changing the pan gasket, governor gasket, and the speedometer gear adapter o-ring. The Turbo 350 works exceptionally well with modestly powered cars, but the more durable Turbo 400 is better equipped for high-performance vehicles.
This practice is used most often in Super Pro Drag racing, and allows some deadly consistent reaction times. There's no ratcheting, there's no moving it up and down to get back to neutral, squeeze handle and in one sweep it goes there. When the fluid heats up from driving it causes undue strains on seals and governor valve bodies. Get a forward pattern deal and make a shifter like Jim's, or spring for a Turbo Action shifter, and donate that ratchet ass thing to a museum. The torque converter may take several tries to get it all the way into the trans. Surprisingly, only one of my 4 sons can drive a stick. Shift transmission into reverse and let run approximately 3 minutes.
I say keep the 4-speed, but it's your car, and you know your issues better than us. Engine looks really clean for the age I've owned a lot of old cars, none were this clean after 150k , body is rough so I suspect it sat for a long time at some point. After driving it for about 20 minutes, it started doing all of the above. We do not recomend synthetic transmission fluids. Full manual valve body - Forward or Reverse Shift pattern.
Friday night grudge and time trials? If not then continue below. This allows the vehicle to move forward in normal fashion. If so, just unhook the ends and remove the ring by spreading it out and lifting it off the center support. Best I can tell the van itself has 110k on it. Didnt notice sludge in the pan,but I have had it for a while. .
. Now, shifters were designed to be normal pattern or reverse pattern; better find out exactly what you have. Most of the fluid is contained in the torque convertor. Another cause can be because the torque converter has been pulled out of the pump too far in order to mate with the flex plate. Have diagram and can replace, but not sure if grease to hold them in place will hurt anything.
Any news related to the bowtie can be posted here at Chevy. After installation of the transmission and convertor is complete, pour 4-5 quarts of transmission fluid into the transmission. Make sure that the pump housing is good before buying a new oil pump gear. It is important to keep in mind that other vehicle modifications may be required in addition to the transbrake. Once the brake is released, power is immediately transferred to the rear tires--with less parts breakage than with a manual transmission. Any experience with a reverse band going out, or turbo 400 failures in general, would be appreciated! Just finished complete rebuild of 1009 tranny.
You may want to consider taking the transmission in to replace the pump. With the automatic you roll up to your stop using the brake only, just like your every day driver. The starter must be changed as well, and sometimes w … ater pumps are unidirectional. Next step - should I get a standard valve body or a reverse valve body? Not going to stall if the shifter is in third. With a manual valve body forward or reverse you alway have to remember to put it back in 1st when you come to a stop. Even though my sons are grown men the youngest just turned 28 they still don't want to piss off the old man. Anyway, I ripped it out and threw it in the scrap pile and put in a Turbo Action.