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reverse maunal valve body ???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddysub, Oct 10, 2002.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    ok first off would it be any good on a daily driver? and does it switch you from

    P-R-N-D-2-1 to 1-2-D-N-R-P or from P-R-N-D-2-1 to P-R-N-1-2-D

    get what i'm askin? does it reverse everything or just foreward gears?
     
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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    P-R-N-3-2-1 From this
    P-R-N-1-2-3 To this

    The idea is when wheeling you can quickly go from 1 to N or R to N or even 1 to R in a hurry.
     
  3. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    yeah cool! /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif is it any good on the road? or is it an inconvenience?
    [stupid question mode] there's no clutch pedal involved right?[/stupid question mode]
     
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    8_YOUR_H2 1/2 ton status

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    You absolutly DO NOT want this setup on a column shifter for street use (or trail use for that matter)!!!!! Its WAYYYY to easy to miss gears, you need the precision of a full ratchet shifter like B&M or Hurst (or an Art Carr for some of the upper class folk /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif.)
     
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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    On the road? I don't drive on the road much anymore but it's not to bad and no clutch pedal.
     
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    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    so i would wanna ditch the column shifter huh? how much would it cost to have my th400 switched to reverse manual and a nice floor mounted ratchet shifter.
     
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    I've allways wondered if you have to manually shift all gears or do you still have the "drive" combination at the third position? Thanks,
     
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    FULL manual
     
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    There is a vavle body modification called automatic/manual which goes full manual when you drop it into L1, but will retain the automatic driving when you put in in D.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif anyone else heard of this? that would be pretty cool.
     
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    I just priced a crap load of stuff from Art Carr for my TH400 and the reverse manual valve body was one of them. If you feel like spending $349 it can be yours. I would recommend a reverse gate cable shifter if you plan to go this route.
     
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    Yeap. The street car guys know all about this. Car Craft magazine is a good source of information on such things. It's not available for 700R4s though to my knowledge (I'd like it on my 700). Just 350s and 400s. Get a transbrake and you'll be the talk of the town. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    Also available for the 700 r-4's, but it is about $100 higher.
     
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    Do you know who makes it? I'd like to turn a 700R4 into a full manual valvebody. A transbrake would be nice too.

    I'm sure one of these days my 700 is going to die so I might as well head it off. The only thing that pisses me off is that ratchet shifters are so expensive and 4speed ratchet shifters are doubly so.
     
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    Be careful, as far as I know Art Carr has the only manual valve body with compression breaking, which you want for off-road use.
     

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