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Old 02-25-2013, 12:30 PM
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I have a 70 SS that I've just droped a 454 I bought from a guy that had it in his slingshot dragster. The install went fine but the 400 short tail tranny is acting strange. I have forward gears. I am not sure the linkage is right but it pulls forward in every gear except Neutral. The best I can tell even reverse is pulling forward!
Is there something these drag racers do to these transmissions to eliminate the reverse? I have another 400 laying around but I am not excited about doing a tranny swap at this point. Any suggestions.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:33 PM
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G'day Steve,Icant answer your question but it sounds like you will be doing that tranny swap mate,
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:04 PM
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i have had a th350 that the linkage was broken between the parking pawl and the shift valve that did that.........maybe something to check, one of the tranny gurus will likely join in soon to help ya out,
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Welcome Steve, from Tyler. I don't have your answer, but someone will shortly. Hope to meet you, and see your Elky at our annual gathering in Belton May 11th. Keep an eye on Region 13 forum for updates. Enjoy the site, and your cruck.

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If it feels like pulls forward in neutral the forward clutch is engaged. Does the fluid smell burnt? It can have red fluid and still smell burnt. I've seen overheated plates warped and not being able to disengage.
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I dont think the fluid was burnt, but it was hard to tell since Ive replaced most of the fluid. The dipstick of course smells and looks clean.
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Have you dropped the pan to look for metal or clutch material? I neglected to answer your question about guys eliminating reverse for drag racing. The answer is no, reverse isn't removed. You've probably watched dragsters do their burn outs and then back up. You don't ever see them pushed back.
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