Originally Posted by jr's3800
Guys I think He wants to stick with the 440-T4( 4T60 ).... I see he is going to adapt it to accept the TV cable... as well he will be keeping the 90'* ECM and will have the programming changed...
I'm sure if the Trans Tanks it can be built
That'* pretty much the skinny. I stripped the motor down this afternoon, removing all the bit'* that are not going to be needed on this swap. To keep it simple, I am going to use the 90 ECM (I still have to talk to Ryan Gick about another prom, though I may start with the one he already burned just to see how it reacts to the motor in it'* stock form.)
As for the transmission. There'* just something reassuring about having the valvebody doing all the shifts, without a PCM to drive it. I'll start asking around to see if a stronger one can be assembled using 4T60 cases, or if a naturally stronger model can be backdated to a manual valvebody with TV cable. Next best thing would be a Getrag 5-Speed manual on it.
I guess I tend to do things the old way...stick to systems I understand, then wait till something goes pop..bang..booooom before looking to upgrade it. I'm kinda violating this principle already by going away from the hybrid LN3/L37 plan, but having an entire L67 motor land in my lap is too tempting to resist.
I also still have the backup motor waiting should I run into a problem with this one. (The hybrid L36/L67 motor that'* been under construction for the past few months.)
BTW, the target date to have all swaps done is March 9, 2007. I need to have all three projects wrapped up by then, before the registrations come up for renewal...cause one of them is leaving my driveway for good. Probably the '87 Camaro, since it'* a bracket racer only and isn't very streetable (pull the monster 420 out, put a carb 350 in, and send it on down the road...at least that is the plan.)
Then comes the garage sale of the excess stuff that has accumulated. (One '94 3.4L F-Body driveline, the LN3, L37 blower, a bunch of 3rd and 4th Gen F-body parts, carbs, manifolds, etc, etc.) I actually would like to get the car " in" the garage on a regular basis