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Anyone got a tranny???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Thumper, Apr 29, 2000.

  1. Thumper

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    Well, I finally need to replace the tranny. It started puking fluid on the last wheeling trip I went on (again), so I decided that it was time to pull the RTV off that was sealing the crack and re-gunk it, and when I pulled the old stuff off, the whole piece came with it. Our club is planning a great run tomorrow... of course... and I need a quick fix. Any ideas? I have some good 2 part epoxy... possible? JB Weld? The piece is the top part of the little hump on the side where the upper cooler line goes into. It includes the upper protion of threads. Its pressureized, although not much press. Well, gotta go try something. Later
    Mike


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    Wonder how hard it would be to find a blown one or one from a yard and just remove and replace the guts from one to the other? Or how much a shop would charge to do a swap?

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  3. If its a 700R4, the core charge is usually around 150 bucks on them.

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    A lot cheaper than a new tranny ain't it Bigburb?

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    On the note of swapping the guts... what kinds of TH400s are there? I have been told to look for a TH400 short shaft... where is the length taken from? A friend of mine says he has a short TH400 at his place, but its out of a car. Does that matter? Another buddy says that there is no way a tranny from a car will work, that they are all one piece right to the tailshaft. Which is right? I have a TH400 and an adapter into a 205 t-case right now. Where should I look for a donor tranny?
    Thanks for the help.

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    I have read in some of these posts about a company called "Advanced" that has all the adapters necessary to make the change....guys?

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    I have a 70r4 w/ 60,000 miles on it. Just pulled it off my new 6.2l diesel. It is in awesume shape. Set up for 2wd. I'm in florida. make offer

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    Advance Adapters, kings of the art of using Chevy drivetrain parts in Heeps, TLC's and Scouts.

    www.adavanceadapters.com

    They also have the Atlas II t-case, overdrives for M151's and the like, and adapters to hook any t-case up to any tranny in anything, seems like.

    And they do SBC conversion stuff for non-GM products like the TLC ... speaking of that, you should see JagsThatRun.com, who put SBC's into a great many vehicles... there's a Volvo 'round these parts with an SBC in it. Wow. ;-)

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