Any decent 400 will hold a 383. Just decide what manners you want on the
street. Full automatic or manual shift valve body. What shift points and so
on. Why not talk to a local transmission shop. Anything Summit sells will
cost a lot more. Chevy used a very good 400 in the big block 375 HP Camaros
in the late 60's. Just have a local builder build a transmission to the same
specs. Hughes has a bunch of kits and stout parts for the 400 too.
Thanks mucho for the info. I've been disappointed locally, 3 rebuilds
in 3000 miles, so I'm looking for a quality tranny on the Internet this
time. I might consider an ebay store. bpparts in Denver is selling
Big Al wrote:
3 rebuilds in 3000 miles ? I've built many trans over the years. Some for
street, some race only. The downfall on the 400 is how much power it robs.
If you want for cruising and are looking at a summit or ??? why not go with
a 700 and get the OD ? If going no OD I'd go 350 they hold up very well
don't rob as much power.
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