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    Replacement transmission progress

    I desided to make a new thread to keep everyone that wants to know updated on my progress with replacing the old, beaten transmission. I may get pictures later of the new trans.

    So far I've this is what i've done:
    Drained trans fluid(oviously), removed drive shaft (which didn't even fit in my engine locker in auto shop that can hold two engines in it. I've got half of the drive shaft in my locker and half in my friends), I've disconnected all transmission lines and wires, Removed starter, Removed flywheel cover (also bead blasted it and painted it), Removed crossmember bolts, Removed torque converter bolts.

    That's all I've done in the past month and a half because lack of Lab time. The Transmission is still in the car, but alls I need to do now it remove the bolts and take it out.

    If anyone needs pictures of anything while I'm down there, let me know.

    * also got my shift kit for the new trans and electric kickdown too.

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    Re: Replacement transmission progress

    Souns like a plan. what shift kit you using? I'd highly recomend a performance rebuild kit from Hughes.

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    Re: Replacement transmission progress

    shift kit is the tci chirp kit, i bought a new transmission (reman) so it doesn't need rebuilding.

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    Re: Replacement transmission progress

    Heres an update on my project.

    Today I pulled the caddy onto the hoist with my Z and the caddy desided it wanted to blow out a tire, so it did. Damn heavy car and the poor Z was spinning it's tire. Finally got it on the hoist and got the Crossmember off and the Transmission is now out. I got all that I was hoping done to it today.

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    4 New tires last tuesday for her.

    Started taking off everything I needed off the old transmission and putting it on the new one. I have to get the electric terminal out and onto the new trans and such. I'm hoping to complete everything by the end of April as a birthday present to myself.

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    Re: Replacement transmission progress

    Quote Originally Posted by MMNineInchNails
    4 New tires last tuesday for her.

    Started taking off everything I needed off the old transmission and putting it on the new one. I have to get the electric terminal out and onto the new trans and such. I'm hoping to complete everything by the end of April as a birthday present to myself.
    well i hope you do finish that tranny by your birthday
    nothing like a good tire melting burnout for ones b-day
    and have you thought about a a trick torque converter?
    now dont quote me on this
    but i heard that some 1965-66 buicks had variable pitch torque converters
    that you could lock up electriclay via a switch
    i found this info about that torque converter at the following web link
    http://www.novak-adapt.com/knowledge/th400.htm
    variable pitch stator feature of the Turbo 400 was available in 1965-1967 Buick, Olds and Cadillacs. These are identified by the two-prong plug on the case. While 1970-1974 models also had this plug, it is for the transmission controlled spark system. that is some of what they say on their site

    also their is a good pontiac website that talks in detail aout this torque converter their web link is also listed below
    http://www.pontiacstreetperformance..../Twisting.html

    i hope this helps and good luck:coolgleam

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    Re: Replacement transmission progress

    I have a brand new torque converter.

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    Re: Replacement transmission progress

    Shift kit installed today. Friday I'll be wiring up theelectric kickdown then next Wednesday I'll have the tranny in the car. First place I get to go is the gas station, then wash it, then off to pimp mass ladies.

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    Re: Replacement transmission progress

    Finally! How are you plumbing this thing? I hope your not using the old cooler in the radiator, as it's probably filled with bits of the old trans. Also, try and borrow a camcorder, we want burnout movies! :coolgleam

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    Re: Replacement transmission progress

    Got my hayden high performance external tranmission oil cooler 10"x 15 1/2"

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    Re: Replacement transmission progress

    Successfully installed the transmission oil cooler today and got yelled at by the janitor about how my teacher wasn't there blah blah how does he know it's my car. I just told him I have the pink slip and my school ID card and he's like fine whatever and left. haha.

    Everything's ready for the big wednesday. 4 more days til the tranny goes in.

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    Re: Replacement transmission progress

    So Tomorrow is the big day. My auto teacher said I can't do it and finish it by tomorrow. I'm planning on proving him wrong. I'll have about 4 hours to put the new tranny in and bolt it down and get the mount and crossmember in there and drive shaft and lines hooked up. It took me one 2 hour period to get it unbolted and out and another 2 hour class period to get the drive shaft and all the lines and crossmember out. Maybe even some after school work and working until it gets dark but I am really hoping to drive it home tomorrow.

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    Re: Replacement transmission progress

    Damn, good luck. Sounds possible, but it is still a solid days worth of work. Don't forget the victory burnout lap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveSmed
    Damn, good luck. Sounds possible, but it is still a solid days worth of work. Don't forget the victory burnout lap...

    Yep all the way from auto shop to the street then onto another street.

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    Re: Replacement transmission progress

    Just got home. I got the new transmission bolted in, torque converter bolted on, crossemember bolted on, driveshaft on, flywheel cover halfway on. EVERYTHING!!! But my auto teacher was such a dick and wouldn't let me stay after school to tighten up TWO bolts for the starter. TWO BOLTS LEFT. JESUS ****ING CHRIST. Alls I have left are those two bolts and shift linkage. JESUS. tomorrow morning i'm finishing it up though. I bet my auto teacher 50 points that i could get it running today and I'm thinking the only reason he didn't let me finish two bolts were beceause he didn't want to give me the points. What a dick.

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