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402?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dirty77, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. dirty77

    dirty77 Registered Member

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    Was there a 402/400 turbo/205 combo that was available in a 1972 suburban. Have a chance to buy one for $1500 to put in my 77jimmy. Runs strong and shifts good. What do you guys think?
     
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    No . TH400/205 was not available until around 1980.
     
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    this is a factory 402 big block. the suburban actually had a gm id plate that said 402 on it. any input is appreciated!!!
     
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    That's great but GM did not offer the TH400/205 combo until 1980.
    Perhaps someone upgraded the tranny-transfer case at some time.
    Get a picture of it and we can identify it if needed. GM did offer a TH350/205 combo in 1972 . Could it possibly be a TH350 ?

    Tom
     
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    I doubt it was a factory 402 either...factory BB wasn't available in this era in 4x4's. Sounds like someone's been doin some swappin.
     
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    The 402, TH400 and NP205 were all available in '72, but not as a combo. Though being the owner of a '72 Chevelle and knowing Chevrolets of the period, anything is possible. Theres a lot of Chevy's around of that era that "did not exist" but do, and are fully documented as being equipped from the factory that way.
     
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    Just like the Blazer with the 402 that the guy on here bought for $100, right?

    Some oddities did come off of the assembly lines. Some weird stuff even came from dealerships and aftermarket firms. But most of the crap out there is from pure backyard ingenuity.

    I am guessing the owner who claimed it was factory conveniently can't prove it.:rolleyes:

    Anyway, it depends. Was the 402 rebuilt? Does the guy have receipts? I personally think it sounds a little bit too much.
     

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