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200r4 trans swap done

Post by Guest on Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:43 pm

My 65 GMC inline 6 has new auto 200r4 with lockout switch. It won't win any races but cruises at 75mpg without killing my enegine. I could not be happier.

Whats been done lateley:

Trans swap with cooler n lockout.
Auto streering column swap. (thanks Dan the van man).
New drive shaft 2.5" longer n new u joints.
Electric fan.
New shocks, air on rear for that nice rake.
New brake lines.
Repack bearings.
Rear end fluid changed.
New daul battery system with isolator and inverter.
22" flat screen.
LED interior lighting.
Paneling made out of beach mats n islulating board.

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Scott

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Location : Anoka, MN
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Re: 200r4 trans swap done

Post by Scott on Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:57 pm

Looks great..

Where did you get the Transmission Hanger, and how many inches is the hanger drop?

Did you need to make the drive shaft longer to adapt the 200r4?

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Re: 200r4 trans swap done

Post by Guest on Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:34 pm

I have a great mechanic that builds race cars and he bent the pipe for me. The drop is 8.5" from bottom of frame.It depends were you mount it on the frame. Mine is about an 1" up on the frame. So the drop in the mount itself is some where around 9.5". He also fabricated the mounts for the cable which is a 10 foot marine app cable.
Yes the drive shaft was lenghten due to the play in it. It might have been ok with out making it longer but my mechanic recomended it be done.
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Digz

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Location : United States Six Lakes MI
Registration date : 2008-05-17

Re: 200r4 trans swap done

Post by Digz on Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:42 pm

That is very nice indeed ! I'm liking the cable hook-up to the column shifter, gonna remember that trick.
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lectricman

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Location : Huntington, West Virginia
Registration date : 2010-04-07

Re: 200r4 trans swap done

Post by lectricman on Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:36 pm

Sweet!! Nice set up. I also like the idea of the cable shifter...

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Re: 200r4 trans swap done

Post by Guest on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:31 pm

looking good!
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VANagain

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Location : San Diego, CA
Age : 56
Registration date : 2008-05-16

Re: 200r4 trans swap done

Post by VANagain on Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:20 am

Looking good is right! I've done a lot of the same stuff to my van. I'm in the middle of hooking up the shifter linkage to my 700R4 this weekend, but I'm adapting the stock rods instead of a cable.

Hey is that a fan shroud I see on your van?! I know they came with them and I hear they help the cooling a lot but I never see them on our vans. Would you post a photo of it from the backside? Did you guys fabricate it? Does it cover the outer corners of the radiator? Did you come up with an easy way to take it on and off?

So you still have the stock fan but you've added an electric fan in front of the radiator. What turns the electric fan on? A manual switch or some kind of thermostat?
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VANagain

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Re: 200r4 trans swap done

Post by VANagain on Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:01 am

I got my tranny linkage hooked up! Check it out here.

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Re: 200r4 trans swap done

Post by Guest on Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:51 pm

Vanagain

I got the fan shroud from JC Whitney it fits in easy. It doesn,t cover the coners. The eletric fan is on a manual switch but can be run on a thermostat as well any parts store carries them. You say running that linkage was easy but that looks like you did a lot of real fine work on it. Looks great!
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Scott

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Re: 200r4 trans swap done

Post by Scott on Sat May 30, 2015 8:12 am

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