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700R4 Reverse Manual Valve Bodies, Which one?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BAJA_BLAZER, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. BAJA_BLAZER

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    Those of you running a 700R4 with a Reverse Manual Valve Body, which Valve Body or Kit are you using and which would you suggest. I want one with compression braking, not a free wheeler type.
     
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    Art Carr make one with the engine baking feature.
     
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    Call Alan @ 888.526.5868 he is Art Carr's tech guy...

    ALL HAIL THE ALMIGHTY SAWZALL
     
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    Art Carr make one with the engine baking feature.

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    I thought the exhaust manifold was good enough for this???????????

    What's this baking feature you speak of? Is it better than the manifold so one could bake a cake or a pie while on the trail????????

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    Art Carr make one with the engine baking feature.

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    Engine baking? Sounds a bit greasy, might be tasty! /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
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    I wonder if one could do up a Turkey with that thing while on a Thanksgiving run?
     
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    I guess I better throw some tech out before we get in trouble.

    Didn't see it mentioned, but TCI was supposed to be offering a valve body with compression braking.
     
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    I bought a TCI full manual/reverse VB for my th400 and later asked the guys at TCI tech if it provided engine 'baking' through the tranny. The answer was no. I won't need it anyways but the more features the better.
     
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    now doesn't that suck for me. thanks

    edit: actually in my aplication they don't make one that retains the engine braking feature
     
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    I thought the exhaust manifold was good enough for this???????????
    What's this baking feature you speak of? Is it better than the manifold so one could bake a cake or a pie while on the trail????????

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    Actually, we did just something like that on the Gold Bar Rim/Golden Spike run with ORD at EJS this Monday. We put a few racks of spare ribs - pre-cooked, wrapped in foil - on motors, mufflers, and trannies at the turn-off from Gemini Bridges Road. By the time we got up Gold Bar Rim, and down Golden Spike across the Golden Crack, the ribs were perfect for lunch. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

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    I think putting a manual valve body in a 700R4 is like putting a new chandelieer in a haunted house.....
     
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    I think putting a manual valve body in a 700R4 is like putting a new chandelieer in a haunted house.....

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    I think putting a manual valve body in a 700R4 is like putting a new chandelieer in a haunted house.....

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    I have the TCI manual valve body on my th400, reversed pattern, and I "think" there is engine braking in third gear.
     
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    I logged on, saw sixteen replies to my earnest request, and thought I would get some good information; to bad I’m not looking to cook ribs or for information on th400s.

    Yes, Art Carr and TCI offer valve bodies (Art Carr has an off-road option that has compression braking/baking) and Transgo Performance has a kit available. I was hoping that “those of you running a 700R4 with a Reverse Manual Valve Body” could give me some observations and recommendations about what you are using.

    Martha Stewart, look out! These guys want your job.
     
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    I logged on, saw sixteen replies to my earnest request, and thought I would get some good information; to bad I’m not looking to cook ribs or for information on th400s.

    Yes, Art Carr and TCI offer valve bodies (Art Carr has an off-road option that has compression braking/baking) and Transgo Performance has a kit available. I was hoping that “those of you running a 700R4 with a Reverse Manual Valve Body” could give me some observations and recommendations about what you are using.

    Martha Stewart, look out! These guys want your job.

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    The only person off the top of my head that I 'think' has one of these is the infamous camo over on PBB.
     
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    If you wait a couple days I can give you my review on a B&M transpak that gives me a manual shifting trans, but I can put it in OD and it will shift for me.

    I think the TCI one is the valve body to go with. I remember one of the 4wheel mags had a giant article on building the ulitimate 700R4 and they used a reverse manual valve body from TCI. They were able to have full engine braking in 1st. 2nd, 3rd and fourth and they could lockup the TCC in all gears.
     

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