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Would a Getrag hold w/400 SBC??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by b454rat, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. b454rat

    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Just read in the 73-87 board that I guy put one of these trannies in an 80s truck. I know that the trans and bell will bolt up, but didn't know that the t-case would bolt up. Buddy has a junkyard with a bunch of these, but not sure if these will hold up to a 400. The motor is all stock, if I do anything to it, will be mild cam, intake, headers, and maybe TBI. This is for a d/d, not a wheeler. And it's for my 62 burban. Just remembered that the burb has 3.08s in it, would make for killer land speed records, but I am NOT gonna swap axles again, of which I'm getting real tired of doing......
     
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    I had one in my 93 K1500 with a 305 and 3.42's. I drove that rig hard and blew the 10 bolt rear (with 285's) and would knock the front end out of alignment at will, but I never had any issues with the tranny. With a mild 400 in a DD I think you'll be ok. The trans should bolt to any 208 or 241 I would imagine.
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    You will have no problems with that setup.
     
  4. b454rat

    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Hmm, got me thinking again. Might have to check on this some more. Want to go TBI someday, now would be the time to do it I guess. Thanks for the info.
     

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