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Discussion in 'Projects' started by ari666, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. ari666

    ari666 250,000 hits

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    blah. dont know what to do now. stripped down the T700 and all the forward clutches are fragged, not just 3-4. i can replace the frictions and smash the T700 drum into the 4l60e along with the beast sunshell, servo's and 13 vein pump. but its really just sticking a band aid on a broken arm. i mean, itll improve it, no doubt, but there is so much more involved in the rebuild to check/change that im thinking it should be done by a pro.

    seeing as fluffy revs out to 6500 now, im guessing [read: hoping] that ive reached my 454hp target. thats a chunk of hp to run through a semi-dead trans.

    booking made for monday 3pm at the tuner for a touch up tune, and since the trans is in and working, im wondering if i just run with it. rather than wasting time with a half-rebuild. and get a proper job afterwards.

    what are peoples serious thoughts on the subject?
     
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    hakhawk smooth moderator Staff Member

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    fkit, drive it, save pennies for a full rebuild and wait til it breaks or til youve had a month or 2 of pure fun driving it
     
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    Agree with Hak on this one. Although I would do as much as possible to baby the trans until I had the coin for a rebuild then go nuts on it till you end its life in a orgasmic explosion of gears and oil that any gearbox slung behind a 454 deserves.
     
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    i would get someone to drop a 4L80E in the boot of one of the imports from USA T400 with OD made for heavy truck weights with bigblocks LOLshould be able to find a 4l80 tune for your ecu
     
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    delcowizzid on holiday

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    do you not own a big hammer LOL
     
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    bench seats and bashed out trans tunnel dont work real well together :p
     
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    stolen from ryder's thread

    Needs more front dish.
     
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    Ari, the car has come up really nice mate. I like everything about it, but....those wheels. The wheels do absolutely nothing for the car IMO. Are you going to do anything with them or is that done and dusted?
     
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    Here is my 2 cents (whether you want it or not), I think OEM silver with the corvette style smooth centre caps and the chrome dress rings, if they'll work on the 10" rear wheels that is, though I suspect they won't.
     
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    the dress rims still work. the barrels are the same, there is a gap between the dress rim and the face of the rim anyway, its just 1.5" bigger now. i do think those dress rims will change the look of the wheels, but i disagee on the centercaps. the ones i have are the ones i like.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Yeh, I reckon the dress trims will help a lot. Fair enough on the centre caps, it's your car. I like them both actually, it just depends on the car as to which ones I prefer.
     
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    Just a heads up Yarra Valleys been cancelled due to the weather tonight.
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    Thats ok - they are Australian plates that look American, kinda like your car :p
     

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