The TH 400 is one of the solidest 3 speed automatic transmissions
ever built. If it hasn't been abused, it should work out fine.
Later models may have had a locking torque converter. The basic
transmission was built to stand up to torque laden engines like the
BB Chevys, Buick, Pontiac, and Cadillacs of the late 60's.
The OD unit was probably some kind of an add on. You may be lucky
there too if it is something like a Gear Vendors unit. The wiring
is probably pretty simple, power on in OD power off in straight drive,
or something like that.
65 Electra Convertible with Buick's version of the TH400
Mt. Iron, MN
At Thursday, 23 October 2003, you wrote:
>Wayne, on that trans wiring....sure that isn't just for convertor
>There are several harnasses offered now to put newer trans in earlier
>vehicles, but was thinking for lock-up. Maybe I'm out of date too
>idea and now they have or OD too??? I Don't think the trans is any
>just an aftermarket harness you have. Maybe writing company's that
>them and getting instructions is way to go. Can't be too many diff ones
>makeing them, most vendor's are gonna sell the same harnasses. Check
>the magazines like Truckin' and custom ones that deal with major
>better ads on this stuff.
>G. L. Grumpy's
>Old Iron Ranch
>Huntington, IN 46750
>AD trucks and MM tractors
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>Sent: Wednesday, October 22, 2003 5:44 PM
>Subject: [oletrucks] couple of things
>> Hey guys,
>> Does anyone know where I can get the chrome or stainless trim that
>> the window opening in the drivers and passenger doors? I don't
know if AD
>> panel truck window openings are different from AD pickups.
>> I have acquired a different Turbo 400 transmission with an attached
>> which runs off a dash switch. Does anyone have experience with these
>> Have started some web pages on the different things I am doing
to the old
>> girl. Some of the pages are far from complete and I am by no means
>> designer so bear with me and enjoy!
>> Wayne - 1 Ton Chevy Panel
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