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Thread: Best place to order 700R4, converter, eaton dif? Calgary

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    Default Best place to order 700R4, converter, eaton dif? Calgary

    Wow, first time posting in many years.

    I have a mechanic installing a 402 big block in my 72 C10. I need to get him all the parts so I'm starting with the big stuff:

    700R4,
    converter
    eaton dif
    driveshaft (once measured)

    What's a recommendation on a Calgary shop that can get me setup with these parts?

    Thanks,

    Graham

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    Current Car: 2008 Corvette Z06 | Intake & catback | Best ET = 11.56 at 124.7mph |
    Previous Car:2002 Corvette Z06 | Longtube headers, X-Pipe, cam, CAI, lowered | RWHP= 403, 383rwtq | Best ET = 12.10 | Best Mph = 116.5mph | Fuel Economy = 7.3L/100km 32.0 imperial mpg highway average

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    For the driveshaft, you can get that locally for a great price. Talk to Corey at Driveline Specialties 403-523-9990. They are just around Barlow and 72 Ave SE.

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    Great! I'll scratch the driveshaft off the list.
    Last edited by Ekliptix; 06-28-2016 at 09:12 AM.

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    I bought my eaton at mopac, it was a wash between them and summit after shipping and the dollar.
    There used to be a guy named Ivan who built a ton of performance 700R4's. He lived on a small acreage east of country hills, but I'm sorry I don't have his number anymore.
    Converter, everybody seems to like TCS. They are out of Vancouver I think too.

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    How much torque (be honest) are you trying to make with the 402? If its over 450 ft/# your going to be spending a lot of money to build a 700r4 to hold it. Will it have NO2 ever?

    There are lower cost alternatives.
    1979 Camaro 11.79 @114<br />1983 Malibu wagon <br />1951 GMC truck Vortec 4200 DOHC Turbocharged (MULE) 11.60 @ 117 pump gas, <br />2006 Chevy Colorado <br

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71/454 View Post
    I bought my eaton at mopac, it was a wash between them and summit after shipping and the dollar.
    There used to be a guy named Ivan who built a ton of performance 700R4's. He lived on a small acreage east of country hills, but I'm sorry I don't have his number anymore.
    Converter, everybody seems to like TCS. They are out of Vancouver I think too.
    Thanks for that info.

    Quote Originally Posted by efi-diy View Post
    How much torque (be honest) are you trying to make with the 402? If its over 450 ft/# your going to be spending a lot of money to build a 700r4 to hold it. Will it have NO2 ever?

    There are lower cost alternatives.
    The engine dynoed at 460ft/#s, 430hp. Not planing on NO2. I'm looking at monster transmissions out of the US, specifically this one that includes a lot of parts for the conversion: http://www.monstertransmission.com/7...l#.V3PZcfkrKUk. Looking at the 2600-2800 stall with lockup.

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    At that power level its getting close to limit on a 700r4, beyond that - yes you can build them to not gernade - but they become a maintenance item - the direct clutches just don't have enough surface area.

    You might want to consider getting a 4l80e out of a 2wd van. 2 issues to consider:

    speedo drive

    controller << this one I can help with.
    1979 Camaro 11.79 @114<br />1983 Malibu wagon <br />1951 GMC truck Vortec 4200 DOHC Turbocharged (MULE) 11.60 @ 117 pump gas, <br />2006 Chevy Colorado <br

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    Steve Tobler will build a 700R4 for you. I have one that he built for my 502, although its not behind it, but it is behind a torquey 350TPI. He guaranteed i would not break it with the 502. Commercial Powertrain….

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    Quick update. Truck is almost back on the road. Corey at Driveline Specialties is getting the driveshaft on Thursday.
    Getting the right bb brackets and pulleys was a chore. Ended up sand blasting the trailing arms, a few other underside pieces before repainting them black.
    Plan to get the exhaust done at Carline Muffler on 58th Ave.
    Hope to make it to Castrol in Sept!

    Current Car: 2008 Corvette Z06 | Intake & catback | Best ET = 11.56 at 124.7mph |
    Previous Car:2002 Corvette Z06 | Longtube headers, X-Pipe, cam, CAI, lowered | RWHP= 403, 383rwtq | Best ET = 12.10 | Best Mph = 116.5mph | Fuel Economy = 7.3L/100km 32.0 imperial mpg highway average

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    Good choice on exhaust shops.

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