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Hi all:
Question I hope one of the Trans people might answer.
How can you tell if a tranny is suitable for use in a v-8 application. My son had his tranny (and motor) go out in a recently purchased 1989
350 4X4 Sliverado. He found a good used 350, but, the tranny he bought for it had the ends of the tranny clipped on both the right and left side. This left two bolts for the Bell housing cover that could not be used. Is it possable this came from a 6cyl donor?
Thanks for your time and experience.
Reproman (NOT Repoman)
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. . ==============Aug 21, 2004, 10:54pm (CDT-2) Reproman wrote in message: . Hi all: Question I hope one of the Trans people might answer.
How can you tell if a tranny is suitable for use in a v-8 application?
My son had his tranny (and motor) go out in a recently purchased 1989 350 4X4 Sliverado. He found a good used 350, but, the tranny he bought for it had the ends of the tranny clipped on both the right and left side. This left two bolts for the Bell housing cover that could not be used.
Is it possable this came from a 6cyl donor?
Thanks for your time and experience.
Reproman (NOT Repoman) ======================Dear NoEmailListed Dude, ..... ANSWERS to your Q's
1) I can tell if a tranny is suitable for a V-8 application by the bellhousing. (normally...)
2) It is possible that the 350 came from a 6 cylinder application. (not probable...but definately possible)
hopefully your questions were answered to your expectations, as the answers were explicitly given in the expectation that they were answering your questions.
~:~ MarshMonster ~wonders if you wonder what in the wonder someone was wondering when they wondered over and cut the ears off that th350, and also wonders if you wonder if you oughta maybe ask~
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<Reproman> wrote in message

Sometimes to fit it in an S10 (V8 conversion), they recommend cutting off the ears. hth
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Usually when the bell hsg had the 2 sides cut off it was meant for a V-6 application like an S-10.You can tell for sure by taking the governor out and looking at letter stamped on the weights.The governor cover is the round cover on the back left hand side of the case.Just take a hammer and screw driver and pound the round cover out of case.Then just turn and pull the governor out of transmission.The floppy end is the weights.Look on the inside of the weights.If it has the letter "E" stamped on it that means 6 cylinder.If you put this tranny behind a V-8 it would have very high shift points and the drums inside the tranny hold less clutches, so not a good idea to use in V-8 application.If you were brave you could get a governor with a letter "C" stamped on it( "C" means V-8 gas),put it into tranny and hammer governor cover back on and shift points would be normal but tranny would still be weak.You would be best off to get a proper V-8 700 than to take your chances.Try to find one without a cut bell housing and check if it has a V-8 governor.Oh yeah , letter"D" gov is no good either. D is for diesel and you would have way too early of shift points.
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