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[oletrucks] Turbo-Hydra-matic 350-HELP!

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Subject: [oletrucks] Turbo-Hydra-matic 350-HELP!
From: CLLLSLS@aol.com
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 00:08:26 EDT
Hey everyone,

My dad's just bought a super nice '96 chev 2500 Silverado, extended cab, 
short bed 2wd beauty and he's retiring the '79 chev silverado he's had since 
new over to me.

The '79 has somewhere's around 350,000 miles on it. On the original 
transmission. The turbo 350 had a stage 2 shift kit installed when the truck 
was new and maybe that can account for some of the trannies longevity, but 
it's miraculous it's still working. It takes around 30 seconds for the tranny 
to engage reverse when it's cold and about 10 when it's hot. It no longer 
downshifts under acceleration.

What I want to know is, is there anything I can do to restore this tranny 
somewhat and get another 10K or so out of it? Like swapping valve bodies or? 
I'm looking for cheapness here. The really ironic thing is I can get 2 mint 
700R4's for $100 with  running TBI'd 305's attached. But I'd imagine these 
trannies would be anything but bolt in. 

How 'bout anybody got a turbo 350 for sale or trade? I have a mint GM 3 speed 
manual, a completely rebuilt '87 Mazda pickup 5-speed manual (cost $1200 with 
labor) even has flywheel and new clutch, shifter, crossmember, hydraulic 
clutch slave cylinder! PLEASE HELP!

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