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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-02-2009, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Another tranny question

So, it now appears that my tranny is slipping in first gear. I will not be able to pin it down until the weekend, but I have some Q's to clear up between now and then. Currently I have 176k on my Ex.

I'll say it right off. I would love a BTS, JW, etc.. But it is school tuition time and I have four kids, 2 in college and two in HS. All have tuition expenses. So I am not dropping 4K on a tranny right now. What I will do if I have to replace the tranny is get one off a dismantler or do the rebuilding of my existing one using a suncoast rebuild kit and the ATSG manuals I already have.
I successfully rebuilt a TH400 for my '67 Firebird years ago. So I think I can do the same here using a suncoast rebuild kit, maybe a BTS VB, my ATSG manuals and some help from a machine shop in order to get the case hot tanked etc. As long as nothing is broken.

With either option I plan on getting a new aftermarket TC, maybe a triple disc or at least something better than stock. I don't need to make anything indestructible, I just want it to be stronger than it was from the factory and run well for a long time.

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Can I use a 4R100 w/PTO option in my Ex. Ex's did not have that option, but I know the PTO option supposedly has more robust planetary's and clutch packs from what I read.

If I rebuild it myself, what other parts would / should I replace, ie. Output shafts, input shafts..

Lastly. The first thing I thought about was awesome! I get to stick a 6 speed manual in. But reality set in as it seems to be a daunting task, but not one I have given up hope on. So if someone who has done a AT to MT conversion in a SD wants to contribute, please be my guest as I would rather row my way down the street.

Thanks for all the valuable insight and comments.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-03-2009, 03:20 AM
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Re: Another tranny question

If you can, move this to the tranny section. Mark Kovalsky can and will answer all of your questions.

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Re: Another tranny question

Thanks, good point

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Re: Another tranny question

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Can I use a 4R100 w/PTO option in my Ex. Ex's did not have that option, but I know the PTO option supposedly has more robust planetary's and clutch packs from what I read.
You can use a PTO option trans. The only difference that adds to the transmission's strength is that the coast clutch has one more plate. You could also add one more plate to a non-PTO trans. The planetaries are the same, except that the PTO trans has a gear on the outside to drive the PTO. That does not add to it's strength.
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