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Old 02-25-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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Ok, I know I haven't even finished my spring build, but I got a great deal on this and couldn't pass it up.

Darn near killed myself getting it out of the trunk. Sure was easy putting it in, with a helper.
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Looks like a had a body in the trunk. Guess I better not leave that in there.
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Pulled a few pits out to lighten the load when I pulled it from the trunk.
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All back together and in the corner.
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Plan to get started on that after the spring build. I'm going to clean it all up and get a good coat of paint on it to make it pretty. I plan to upgrade to a 2750 torque converter, change the input shaft, more then likely change the clutches and bands, and change the gears. Think I may upgrade the axles as well. Plan to install in October, unless the trans in my car has other ideas.

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EP has been very slow on their diff'*...or they didn't like Wren. His 4T60 diff took then nearly a year to build.

Looking good Dan.. but please wiggle and push on the torque converter ...it looks like it'* not fully seated.
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I just stuck it on there, I didn't even try to seat it. Now I need to watch for a set of gears. Any suggestions on the ratio? 3.29:1? Is it worth the extra $ to go with the 15/16 chain?
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You may want to think about possibly bending the pump shaft or causing problems from hanging it incorrectly over a period of time. I would be concerned.

On chains, you'll want to read this thread about gear changes at BonnevillePro. Good info about the 15/16" and other options.

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I went out to the shop and took the TC off and set it down. Everythings frozen out there and I slid nearly all the way to the shop.
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