I found a few posts on here about the vn t700 trans's but no definitive answers. If i missed it please refer me to the post as it has surely been covered before.
I am throwing a vn 304/t700 into my VL commodore running the factory vl calais dash.
The factory drive appears to be an electronic setup to me which is no good for the VL Calais mechanical drive dash. I found one site that says to remove the sender (pics 1/2) leaving the drive itself (pic 3). I know my speedo cable wont reach the drive so I will need a new cable and found this somewhere on the net.
other option I was thinking of was is there an extension someone knows of that will convert etc. Dont wantto have to get the v6 conversion box is all.Use a speedo cable borgwarner,2speed power glide To ht holden etc
Early t700 has same screw on backing nut as the powerglides and early borgwarner gear boxes
also on the side of the box is a white 4 pin plug. I assume two are for the lockup and 2 for the reverse. Does anyone know which is which pin?
Also found this snippet on calaisturbo
I have a VN dash but what does the speed sensor look like. The back of the cluser just looks like a normal speedo cable drive to me (does this mean it has been removed post me getting it?You may also need to get a VN V8 dash as it has the speed sensor in it that the auto elec will need to make things work - saves buying the part that replaces it for over $200! You dont need to install a VN dash into your VL but you will need the speed sensor that is in the VN dash for everything to be wired up correctly.
If thats the case I dont mind wiring it up to connect the vl dash if possible?
Hey. I'm doing the same conversion. Decided to use a right angle drive that screws onto gearbox and new cable to suit vl dash. A bit over $200 from castlemain rod shop. Depending on diff ratio and tyre size, you might want to change speedo gears also.