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Mechanical / Re: 4L60e/4L80e transmission with aPontiac engine
« Last post by 737driver on Today at 09:51:54 PM »
I used a 200 4R on my Lemans . I really liked the transmission and works well. I may go that option with my new project car. Im very curious though how well a 4L60e would work as an option. Having the computer controlled transmission to set shift point and lock up I think could be pretty cool.
Jim
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Lobby / Re: How do I?
« Last post by rkellerjr on Today at 08:15:23 PM »
I'm cool with others asking this question. I've got my answer
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Lobby / Re: How do I?
« Last post by tajoe on Today at 05:16:01 PM »
Hey Rich, I think you've started something new. Sort-a like..."Today I..." that's what I thought this thread was.

If I were to continue, I would ask, "How do I"....repair my newly acquired round port exhaust manifold cracks?
(Will "Muggy Weld" work?)
Of course I would only ask this, after you've gotten your question answered. :smile:
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Lobby / Re: Spotted!!! Any year of bird
« Last post by tajoe on Today at 05:05:40 PM »
I have to admit I am envious of your weather being able to hold an event like this in December.

I thought the same thing. Most people around here with these cars have winterized them for 6-8 months.
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Mechanical / Re: Temperature Sending Unit
« Last post by formula jg on Today at 04:09:55 PM »
It’ the original gauge.
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Mechanical / Re: Temperature Sending Unit
« Last post by formula jg on Today at 04:05:08 PM »
Is there a way to test the water temp gauge on its own?
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Mechanical / Re: Transmission opinions wanted
« Last post by wheels78ta on Today at 02:57:49 PM »
Rebuilding a transmission is not hard to do.  It is mostly time consuming if you have never done one.  There are videos and manuals for each type of transmission.

I've rebuilt two 700R4s and one 4l80E.  There are some special tools you will need but nothing drastic.  One tool I needed is called a "Lip Seal Tool".  It has a looped wire at each end and is used to help put the pistons back into the clutch drums.  You can make one or buy it for $10.  Most special tools can be made from things laying around in the garage.

I removed and disassembled a transmission in one day.  Had everything laid out and then took about a week to complete the rebuild because I was working a full time job.  If I had the time I could have rebuilt it in 2 days.  I followed the manual and video.  And took lots of pics.

You can do this. 
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Lobby / Re: Spotted a Cool Vette
« Last post by 5th T/A on Today at 02:09:22 PM »
This might be considered cheating since the car belongs to a friend of mine. He purchased it in August of 2017, not running and pretty much a basket case. He is a commercial real estate attorney by trade and until this project had no real mechanical experience. I tried to talk him out this, to his credit he has stuck with it. He does have a neighbor who is a retired mechanic who has offered technical assistance and a second set of hands when needed. With the exception of the engine rebuild he has done the majority of the work himself. Kerry, I should mention it took over ten months for his engine builder to complete the rebuild. Working full time and the fact that he sold his home and is in the process of building a new one is slowing the progress some.

20170919_112133 by Lawrence Alexander, on Flickr


2019041495121348 by Lawrence Alexander, on Flickr

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Lobby / Re: Spotted!!! Any year of bird
« Last post by 5th T/A on Today at 12:31:33 PM »
Great pics scarebird.

I have to admit I am envious of your weather being able to hold an event like this in December.

Also when I saw the last photo with the 76 TA I thought it had a badly rusted hood and then realized it was the reflection of the fall colored leaves.
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All caught up...great numbers!!

That is very cool!!
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