SLOW 1-2 SHIFT ON TH400

Old 01-20-2008, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by olds48
Was looking at your backhalf on showoff.Got any more pics?
I'll have to get some more posted, haven't been working on it much since those photo's. Business has been keeping me busy.
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:18 PM
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That's a good problem!Lack of business is what is slowing me down.No time is better than no $$$$
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by olds48
That's a good problem!Lack of business is what is slowing me down.No time is better than no $$$$
THE COLD WEATHER IS KILLING ME ops: ops: ops:
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:26 PM
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I hear you!!I go up to the barn and take a whiff out of the VHT jug every so often,just for medicinal purposes
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:55 PM
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Are you running a filter or a screen in the sump? Had problem like yours and it was starving the pump. Went to a screen and fixed it.
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Old 01-29-2008, 11:33 PM
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Dude you'd be much faster and more consistent with a powerglide.
They take allot less Hp to turn than a T400 plus if it's built right it will be more bullet proof than a T400.
I ran a T400 in my bbc nova for almost 8 years, finally made the change to powerglide and it made a profound difference in my et's being much more consistent ( one shift, verses 2 ) plus the car picked up about 2 tenths and hell I even slept at better knowing it was easier on the motor....lol

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Old 01-30-2008, 12:59 PM
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I do run a filter,not a screen.Cheap generic filter at that.Never crossed my mind. Cepxx,I always figured a 2-speed would kill my 60'.Then one night I accidentally took off in second gear(manual v-body),60' was the same,et was the same,picked up 4 mph in the 1/8!!!Gets you thinkin'....
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:20 PM
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I always felt the same way till I got one. I was like noway a 2 speed is going to be quicker than a 3 speed thinking it would kill the 60 foot which in turn would kill the ET but they don't if you got the torque I guess, if you have it ( torque) they will fly if not then maybe you'll need the three speed, a 350 turbo will be quicker than a t 400 as well I've always heard that a T 400 kills the most HP of all the autos but they are the stoutest out of the box hands down though.
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Old 01-31-2008, 03:34 PM
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The clutches in a TH350 are SCARY!!They are tiny.It always amazed me that the clutches in my 400 could actually jerk a car on to it's rear bumper,then I saw inside of a 350 and was like :shock: .Teeeeny-tiiiny.Wonder what your glide looks like?
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Old 01-31-2008, 09:41 PM
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Clutches in a powerglide are huge, there's plenty there to stand up the heaviest car. Here's a scenario for you, so you think T350 clutchs are small, look at the inards of a ford C4 and you'll think that the T350's are huge in comparison, But that little C4 has stood up many a stang on the rear bumper and propelled them into the sub 7's in the 1/4.
I had a friend that built up a 501 caddilac motor and put in in a mid eighties cutlas, welded up the spider gears in the inheritly weak 7.5 to make a red neck posi and get this, put a bone stock 250 r over drive tranny behind that torque monster, ran low sevens in the 1/8 and never missed a beat in the three years of that I knew he had the car. So it goes to show size doesnt really matter in a tranny as far as the clutches are concerned anyway, most times its the other things that fail like planetaries, sprags etc.
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