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  1. More torque from 350 Turbo transmission?

    Transmission & Drive line
    Bought a 1974 with a 383 Stroker (450 hp) and 350 Turbo 3-speed auto transmission... kinda a dog from a dead start. How do I get more jump when I floor it?
  2. Best performance and MPG transmission for a 350

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    I have a 350 with a TH350 backing it in my 84 Elco. Issue is my Daily died so I am dailying the Elco like I used to. But my Hwy MPG is terrible due to no OD. I was looking at an OD unit but I might as well sell my TH350 (With a shift kit) and buy a new trans instead of dropping 2.6K on a unit...
  3. Automatic Transmission Fluid

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    My '70 El Camino says to use Type A Auto Transmission Fluid for my TH400. I know they do not make that anymore and it was replaced with Dextron 3 or 6? I believe. Does anyone recommend a specific type of transmission fluid?? Thanks, Jake
  4. 1975 El Camino Transmission questions

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    Hello, I used to check these forums all the time but that was a long time ago and I stopped checking in. I have a 1975 Super Sport El Camino that my father bought from a friend about 10 years ago as a project and first car for me. The Elky was made in Fremont, CA and has a 350 smallblock 2bolt...
  5. Which transmission should I get?

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    I have a 70, with a 350 and a TH350. I just bought a 383 stroker with somewhere between 450-500hp and I need to figure out what type of transmission to get. I'm going to do a manual conversion and I want something with overdrive. What would you suggest? Does the 700r4 only come in automatic...
  6. Speedometer Cable Transmission Thingy

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    Hello All. It has been a while but I am getting ready to get back after working on the Elky. One project I wanted to start on is getting a transmission fluid leak fixed. I am having a heck of a time finding it. I believe it may be called the speedometer gear housing but not sure because...
  7. Substitute for Dextron 2

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    On T-5 transmission on my 1972 El Camino, there is a sticker that I should use Dextron 2 lubricant only. As far as I know it's not being produced any more. What is a substitute for Dextron 2? Thanks.
  8. Transmission T5 Question on 1972 El Camino

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    I recently got 1972 El Camino with 5-speed T5 transmission. Car used to be automatic, but previous owner swapped automatic transmission with T5. He pointed that he couldn't install a proper transmission mount (between crossmember and transmission), and instead, he inserted peace of the tire...
  9. Manual Vs Automatic

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    Does anyone know why there seem to be so few Manual transmission Caminos? Was there a mechanical benefit to primarily make these cars automatic?
  10. Vacuum line to tranny?

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    Hey guys, I just swapped the manifold on my 76 el camino. There was a hard line coming from the trans up to the manifold that came loose. I'm not too sure where on the tranny this needs to be hooked up. A bit of googling suggests a vacuum modulator hookup on the passenger side, but since it's 40...
  11. Speedometer sending unit

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    I am hoping that somebody can help me out. I had to replace my speedometer cable. I went to where it screws into the transmission. I came to find out that the retainer bolt for what it screws into was stripped out and would not tighten, and therefore leaking. Well I took it out and was going to...
  12. How do I get the fastest take off with my 700r

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    Hi well Im currently a noob to the technicalities of engine setups trannys how it all works basically but I have basic knowledge just not a gear head but anyways I have a 350 SB with a bore over of .30 edelbrock intake with a 4 barrel 750 holley dual flowmasters 700r tranny with a B&M floor...
  13. Saginaw 4 speed. Pros? Cons?

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    I have discover my caballero's 383 stroker making in the neiborhood of 500 is backed by the factory Saginaw that came with the car. I have heard these transmissions tend to fail under high horse power applications but this engine and trans combo has been in the car for 20+ years. Am I just...
  14. new lokar shifter and transmission tunnel (pics

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    hi guys, i got my new lokar shifter in this week. it's a 12 nostalgia transmission mount shifter for the th350. i'm going to install a bench seat when i'm done with the floor and interior paint. the old 69 chevelle console shifter wouldn't allow for use with a bench. i'm uploading pics of the...
  15. Crate Engine Swap- need help on parts

    Engine Topics
    Hi guys, need some help! Back ground info- I'm in the middle of a crate engine swap, replacing my tired out stock 350 with a GM crate 350- the 260hp version. put new edelbrock performer manifold and carb w/ electric choke on it and without really planning on it, I have replaced just about every...
  16. need advice on which transmission i should buy.

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    i currently have a 305 small block with a dying th350 im planning on buying a 383 which i can hopefully get 480 hp out of, but the first upgrade that needs to be made is the purchase of a trans, i want something that has a lot of torque, i was thinking a 700r4 but would the transmission work...
  17. Where to buy a 200-4r?

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    Within the next year or so, I will be installing a crate engine or going with an ls engine, I will be pushing close to 400hp. I would like to stick with the 200-4r, and want to know of a good place to buy one that can take the abuse. I have heard of so many places like monster, extreme...
  18. Searching For Transmission

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    Hello guys. I own a 1978 Black Knight El Camino with a factory 4 speed. Unfortunately, it no longer has the original transmission. This brings me to my question, what is the original type of transmission it came with and can I find this in the vin number?
  19. Lower RPM for Hiway driving

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    What is the most economical way to get lower RPM on the hiway? Currently have stock Muncie 4 speed and RPMS seem hight at 65 MPH on freeway. Mechanic suggests switching to 5 speed tranny. How about rear end gears? cheaper? easier? Any comments appreciated.
  20. Radiator swap not same size and transmission cooling lines don't line up...

    Engine Topics
    Hi all. I have a 1970 el camino with a 307, no AC. I just pulled this car out of storage this winter after it was put there 25 years ago and found that the radiator is cracked (I think it is the original radiator). I ordered a new radiator from autozone (spectra CU161), but this radiator is...
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