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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:09 pm    Post subject: Turbo 400 Reply with quote

Just ordered the parts to refresh the 400. Never ran ALTO and always the stock red clutches. The Kolene steels are something I have never run also. I guess the grinder with 36 grit will be the thing.
The 400 in the car has lasted since I joined this site and I am amazed it lasted this long with the brake leaving at 5500 with the old converter and 6800 on the one we have had for the last 3 years. I just wonder how many trans has lived this long in a racing situation.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thatís pretty good. Iíve had the trans in
my car for a while 10+ years Iím guessing. New engine might have its way with it but it is holding up. Rearend as you know from my posts gave up/leaked after 32 years of service. I guess if you build them right and maintain things they hold together. I never put a grinder to any of the clutches or steels when servicing a trans just the main application plate or apply piston for clearance. Very cool though that it lasted that long. One thing in its favor is vehicle weight that car is pretty light isnít it? Stock shafts in that or vasco/300M?

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1971 - Chevelle 408 SBC N/A
6.59@104.03 MPH 1/8mi
10.40@127.73 MPH 1/4mi
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stock shaft with a TCI 2.75 low gear I thought would never last. Going to put a blanket on it with the shield so I have a son if shit hits the fan. The parts came in and look good. the trans should be out next week.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool. I had one of those 2.75 gear sets on my T350 but I wasn't too impressed with the set because it was missing a support bushing for the planetary gear set which left it just floating around in the ring gear. I wonder if it is the same or different? If it is working good for you it must be different.
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1971 - Chevelle 408 SBC N/A
6.59@104.03 MPH 1/8mi
10.40@127.73 MPH 1/4mi
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything was good except the forward clutch was metal to metal! Can't believe it even held the brake at all. Put all new clutches and steels in along with seals. We will see if we ever get the JW back from Florida with the new tag.....
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good by 377!! 15 years of 9 to 10000 killed it on the burnout....


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reminds of when I first started out with a 283 in a '55. Of course back then I could buy a replacement 283 for $35 to $50 bucks, and race again the next weekend. Just had to swap heads and install my Crane solid cam in preparation of blowing it up again. Didn't need a shift light; when it bounced off the peg of my ten grand SUN tach I shifted (assuming it stayed together).

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for your loss. I see some parts there in the pan. Rod bolt failure or rod?
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1971 - Chevelle 408 SBC N/A
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10.40@127.73 MPH 1/4mi
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rod bolt broke clean.. with the new Rodeck I am using the Oliver rods and ARP 2000 bolts. My new cam is on the brown bus tomorrow. Can't wait to see how the valve train is going to mock up... Been 2 months.

HAHA the rods cost more than the whole lower end on the 377!! LOL
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I have a set of Olivers in my engine. They were expensive. I do hear they break in half when they fail the bolts hold... Shocked
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1971 - Chevelle 408 SBC N/A
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10.40@127.73 MPH 1/4mi
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAHA a friend of mine that built sprint car Engines for 30 years called them all over rods... I said thanks. He said they are way better now..
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah they are nice pieces. I have these in the 408.

https://www.competitionproducts.com/Oliver-Parabolic-Beam-Billet-Rods-Ultra-Light-Series-Chev-SB-6000-2100-LJ/productinfo/OLIC6000STUL-8/#.XRqNm-hKhPY

They were $1300 for a set and still about the same. Laughing

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15.63@87 MPH 1/4mi

1971 - Chevelle 408 SBC N/A
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10.40@127.73 MPH 1/4mi
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have these.. https://www.competitionproducts.com/Oliver-Parabolic-Beam-Billet-Rods-Standard-Light-Series-Chev-SB-6000-2100-LJ/productinfo/OLIC6000STLT-8/#.XRwao-tKi00

To go with this.. https://www.competitionproducts.com/Howards-Cams-Track-Smart-3-4340-Steel-Crankshaft-Chev-400-Main-3750-Stroke-6000-and-up-Rod-Length/productinfo/H403756012T/#.XRwcSutKi00

Now if I can get JE to send the pistons with the right pin height I can start cutting them to get 15:1 and not 16.5:1 and notch the valves if needed for the .737" cam.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same rods I have but I use a slightly larger wrist pin. I forget the size though.

Funny the crank main size listing says 400 Main and down in the specs 350 Main. Which is it?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The way I read it he has a 3.750 internally balanced 4340 crank with 350 standard 2.10" sized bearings.

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