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Offline Redbeard101

Anyone here use the Engine/Tranny combo....
« on: January 25, 2012, 07:37:31 PM »
of 250 ci Chevy mated to a 700r transmission..No one around here has and I was wondering if it was a match up for just a Nice cruizer..Any input is Welcomed and Appreciated...Thanks
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Re: Anyone here use the Engine/Tranny combo....
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 06:43:05 AM »
I haven't done the conversion, but i have heard you can do it, but it's a pain. The tranny is longer then a powerglide so you end up needing a shorter driveline, a power source for the 4th gear lock, etc.....
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Re: Anyone here use the Engine/Tranny combo....
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2012, 07:29:55 AM »
The driveline isn't much of an issue as I have to change out the rearend anyway ..I am going to use the late model S10 rear end as the spring perches are the same..Someone said the 200R would be a better conversion,but I know NOTHING about the 200r...Ideally I would LOVE to find a 3spd with overdrive to mate up with this 250...lol, But I'm trying to work with what I have on hand..lol...Thanks for the input... :)
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Re: Anyone here use the Engine/Tranny combo....
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2012, 10:08:25 AM »
The 200r is a little shorter.......that's about it.
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Re: Anyone here use the Engine/Tranny combo....
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012, 10:14:43 AM »
A 350 or 400R might be a better match. The 700 would be great for more SBC. I know when I went to swap out my glide the better of the 3 was the 700. It is built so that if I punchout the 283 or go 350 to 400 it can handle what I give it. And with the 700 you would have to fab a new support. I know that I had to.
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Re: Anyone here use the Engine/Tranny combo....
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 06:48:08 AM »
Interesting!!! Thank You... :)
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