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Re: Transmission Swap
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I'm having a little issue with the adapter that was machined. it's going to have to be machined again. the depth of the depth of the Ultramatic torque convertor is an issue compared to the GM convertor.

Posted on: 2016/8/11 20:29
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Re: Transmission Swap
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I'm doing the mine as a removable bellhousing 4L60 but I've also got the 700R going right now. just because of the electronics issue so it's a bolt it and go for under 500 bucks. that's my target the first prototype should be up and running in two weeks.

Posted on: 2016/7/9 22:50
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Re: 55 clipper custom correct engine block paint (352)
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My 55 Constellation was that horrible turquoise. it's not anymore the car is going back to the original colors of red/black so you see what happened here already. It's red and black now too.

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Posted on: 2016/5/16 22:58
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Re: Transmission Swap
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I don't think it would be hard to adapt the shift mechanism for the 56 I don't have one in front of me but it's been done to the 700R4 mooneyes had a controller Coddington liked to use in street rods and with the Packard being electric it should not be hard to adapt that to the 700R4 I've seen it done with the Chrysler cable shift. I'd have to have one in front of me to play with. Matter of fact I now wonder if the push button control could be wired to a GM Encoder Motor for the transfer case and adapted that way. it would get a new motor actuator and maybe get rid of the glitches the original set up had.

Posted on: 2016/5/11 15:55
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Re: Gaskets, material to make your own?
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It's thin paper I just installed the new one yesterday from the full gasket kit. you could basically use a 12 pack carton for it. if you want I can take it out measure and scan it for you.

Posted on: 2016/5/11 15:05
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Re: Transmission Swap
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There will be an adapter but not between the engine and trans. the turbo 350- 400 700R the 200 the 4L60 and the 4L60-65-70-80 Electronic shit transmissions will fit. without giving to much away you cut the bellhousing off the trans like the JW Ultrabell system and add the adapter I machined to the trans and Ultramatic Bellhousing. I think I can get the adapters into the couple of hundred dollar range and a re-drill template.No driveshaft modifications and the Ultramatic could go back in at any time

Posted on: 2016/5/11 14:56
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Transmission Swap
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Just an informal poll here. how many of you would be interested in putting a 700R4 GM overdrive transmission into your cars without cutting a driveshaft or hanging an adapter and extra flex plate off the crank? I just worked something out that put the 700R4 behind the 352 mates it to the stock flexplate and does not change the overall length of the trans.so factory driveshaft mounts etc just a 4 speed overdrive with parts on every corner. and less money then what currently out there to convert it.

Posted on: 2016/5/11 14:13
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Re: 352 Push rod
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Thank you sir and I've got something coming your way for your troubles. that hit the valve on the head. I'll be posting some pics next week of all the madness around here.

Posted on: 2016/4/15 21:47
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Re: Transmission Swap
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Amen Brother.

Posted on: 2016/4/15 21:45
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Re: Transmission Swap
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really not a horribly hard conversion now. the FAST controller will set me back 1500. run an intake pump with a phantom a corvette regulator/filter 8 Vortec chevy injectors fuel rail and the air door from a 4.3 pick up and all the sensors. fairly easy from the engineering stand point it's just a matter of tossing 2500.00 at it. worked on my 400 Edsel and that was running a megasquirt.

Posted on: 2016/4/6 17:50
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