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cobaltchev67 wrote:
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I have mentioned this before but my Chevelle has the quick ratio 2.5 turns same period( 60s/70s) Camaro steering box(rebuilt) with the easy steering/small T-bar valving. I like it, easy to drive the car and has no problems with the Tee'd hydroboost and steering gearbox return lines even with spirited cornering and braking.

Are your return lines arranged in the correct fashion? Ray had his arranged wrong at first and it didn't work right...I went over one time to help him and noticed it. It's a lot easier to do it incorrectly the way the lines come from their opposite directions.



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 Mike, scroll half way up this page and you will see my return lines T-off to the pump. Tell me if that looks right.

Thanks


 There's your issue.  The return line from the steering gear box should be in-line with the return line after the tee to the pump. Attached photo was just now taken of my Chevelle's setup.


 Should be easy to change the lines around on the T and see if it helps.

Thanks Mike.



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454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454

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that would be awesome if that solves your steering issue!!

Gotta love this place!


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Ben wrote:

that would be awesome if that solves your steering issue!!

Gotta love this place!


Love this place for tech help and periodic gatherings.

I'm on a roll with upgrades:

1. I am upgrading to a 12.7:1 steering box from Redhead Steering with light steering feel instead of the firm feel like my wrecking yard JGC wide ratio box and all new Moog linkage. I am also looking at getting a new PS pump with a dual return reservoir to make sure a have smooth operation with both Hydro-boost and PS under hard use.  I need to find a good place to align my car on a Saturday, I want to be there while they do the work.

2. I just pulled the trigger on a 700R4 conversion from Monster Transmission good to 650HP/600TQ. Since getting back to work I don't have the time to get a core from the wrecking yard and rebuild it myself plus do other upgrades and have a life outside just working on it all the time when I want to be driving it. It's nice to have $$ again! biggrin

Features include: 

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That's what I'm up to so far as performance parts. I need to get a stereo system, dashpad and other interior.....and some day MAJOR body work.

 

Who's ready to start taking TCNW cruises?



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454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454




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Awesome upgrades!

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good job JB!

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My Chevelle is being dropped off for an alignment today after weeks of suspension and steering upgrades. Excited to carve some corners and posibly take it to Woodburn this weekend to watch the Mopar drags and see friends and family.
Big thanks to everyone helping me along the way: Berg, Jim and Haack brothers....
Let the road trips begin.

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454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454




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Getting ready to drive to Oregon to watch the Mopar drags on Woodburn.

Replaced valve cover gaskets, oil change, retorqed new wheels...

Tonight get radio wired and cigarette lighter, wash it and go for a cruise. biggrin

 



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69 Chevelle SS 
454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454




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Its been a while since I worked on my car. 

Last night i removed the slushy shifting TH350 and installed the new Monster 700R4 and 10" 28-32 lock up converter. The install went really smooth since a friend volunteered his shop and hoist for the swap, it's 5 bays wide and 3 plus cars deep with 3 two post lifts. Mine is on the 12000 pound lift.

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The converter better work good because some things look odd to me.

First the converter bolts are 3/8 X 16 instead of 10mm or 7/16 fine thread like came out. 

Second: My TCI SUPER STREETFIGHTER 10" has 6 mounting bolts on a beefy plate the new one only 3 welded on tabs.

Third: the stall speed had better be on the high end or above 3200. I love my 4000 TCI rolling at 40 and mashing the loud pedal is like revving and dumping the clutch with violent tire spin. Love that!! Maybe I should have gone non lockup.

i was bad at getting pics but here are a few. I forgot to get pics of the outside which is a big red barn with a full appartmeant above shop, that's rented out minus shop space. I am in love!

 



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454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454



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don't worry about only three bolts for the convertor, that's all my 5600 stall has in Taz. the most important thing is to use bolts that fill the mounting tab holes.

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Tazman wrote:

don't worry about only three bolts for the convertor, that's all my 5600 stall has in Taz. the most important thing is to use bolts that fill the mounting tab holes.


 Way ahead of you. Thanks Martin.

My nice SFI flexplate had large holes for the TCI Super Streetfighter bolts so I got a new flexplate with smaller converter bolt holes so the 3/8 bolts were not slopping around in there.

Friday (tomorrow) I will finish all the little stuff on the car while I wait for the correct 1350 yoke for the new driveshaft. The only one drivelines NW had bottomed out in the tailshaft with an inch sticking out.



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454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454




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Worked on it for a while yesterday.
Waiting on the correct length 1350 slip yoke from SummitRacing and B&M Slick Shift type F ATF, then take the new yoke to Drivelines NW.
Just need to make final adjust on shifter cable and take the cover off the B&M Quicksilver shifter and make it work with the 4 speed trans (It's made for both BTW).

Got the TV cable set so it is pulled tight at full throttle per instructions plus left room for and aft to make fine adjustments with the cable adjuster button (Like factory cables have).
Trans cross member was slid back a few holes, lines up with one on each side then drilled/slotted the other hole in frame to fit cross member. Piece of cake.

Can't wait for test drive.

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454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454




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Fresh 700R4 extending shifts too far, especially under light throttle. 

So I'm pretty sure the reason my transmission is shifting so late is the governor. I asked to have it Shift at 5500 RPMs in drive under full throttle and the governor can be adjusted via springs and weights to do that BUT it appears to have affected low throttle up shift speeds as well. I loosened the TV cable 5 times, to the point it had slack 1/4 slack at idle but still would not shift into 2nd until 25 mph and into 3rd at 40 mph, even at very light throttle. On the freeway I had to go 65 to get 4th gear. 2100 RPMs at 60 is nicE though one finally in 4th.

I probably should contact Monster Transmission before I open it up and change the governor but I'm sure a stock governor would make it Shift correctly.

FYI, I ordered this transmission in July 2016 was told it would be 4 weeks but didn't receive it for 10 weeks. By then summer was over and my friends with car lifts were busy with their projects. I finall got the trans in and driving yesterday, a year almost to the day from receiving it. 

I have been waiting with excitement to get this in for long drives and reliable hard shifts. The shifts are nice and hard, even chirps 2nd at moderate throttle. I am impressed with the 10 inch 28-3200 lock up stall converter which behind my engine stalls to about 3500.

hope to get this resolved soon and be cruising and messing around in style. 

Jason



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454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454




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Hi guys,

It's been a long time since I gave an update on my 700R4. Yesterday I took my car to my friend Scott Main, who happens to be the instructor at the GM Training Center at Shoreline Community College.

The first things he checked was TV cable adjustment and line pressure. I had played with TV adjustment to try making the shifts earlier so it was looser than it ideally should be.

Fluid pressure was in the 175 PSI range when it should be 75 PSI. This gave us a clue the problem was in the TV circuit.

After removing the valve body and seeing what check balls Monster Transmission left out as part of the shift tuning we looked in the valve body. We checked the movement of the valves with a small screw driver and everything was looking fine until looking at the the smaller TV valves, one valve was missing the return spring confuse. Scott had a parts trans and robbed the spring for my valve body. After putting things back together and readjusting the TV cable we were off for a test drive. Right off the bat the shifting was more normal however now the shifts were very early compared to very late. The main problem has been addressed and now it will need to be tuned with the governor which could take some time. Not happy with the product I got from Monster Transmission. Next time I will have Scott build a trans for me.

Also it feels like the accumulators have too stiff a spring in them, especially the 2-3, for my taste making the automatic up shifts a bit too soft. Manually shifting it everything feels good.

It's nice having 4th gear. My set up is 3.73 gears and 28" rear tires. At 60 MPH 2800 RPMS in 3rd and 2100 in 4th without converter lock up. My converter is pretty loose at about 3500. I have not wired my lock up yet because I'm looking for an on/off switch in a T-handle for my B&M Quicksilver shifter. Most T-handle switches are momentary switches for line lock or nitrous. I want it to click on and stay on until I click it off again.

It's good to be able to drive my Chevelle again.

If anyone wants transmission work done I can get you Scott's contact information. He is starting a side business working on transmissions.

Jason



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454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454




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Yesterday I took out the 700R4 governor and replaced it with a stock TH350 governor. The shifts are nearly perfect for street driving. The 1-2 shift is a bit early on light throttle but I have to remember that the 700 first gear is lower than the TH350.

Wide open throttle from 1-2 is difficult with street tires because all I get is wheel spin but the WOT 2-3 shift is at 5000 rpms. I bought a governor calibration kit, which includes springs and weights, to tailor the shift points.

It turns out that Monster Transmission installed a governor for a diesel application in my trans. This is strike 2 for Monster on my 700R4 build. The weights on the diesel governor are huge causing very early shifts.

I will give you more updates as they come.

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454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454




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back when i worked at the trans shop,we took apart 2 monster transmissions that didnt function correctly or didnt last very long,what you say doesnt suprise me at all.B&M i think it the worst offender i have seen though...the 3 we took apart were 6 cylinder t350s,clutch clearances werent set,wore thrust bushings,basically a stock trans with valve body mods to make it bang the shifts...i am very soon going to be playing the govenor game with my 700r4 in my 67..was gonna buy the governor kit,but may just get a 350 gov instead...and or grind the weights myself...

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leadfoot067 wrote:

back when i worked at the trans shop,we took apart 2 monster transmissions that didnt function correctly or didnt last very long,what you say doesnt suprise me at all.B&M i think it the worst offender i have seen though...the 3 we took apart were 6 cylinder t350s,clutch clearances werent set,wore thrust bushings,basically a stock trans with valve body mods to make it bang the shifts...i am very soon going to be playing the govenor game with my 700r4 in my 67..was gonna buy the governor kit,but may just get a 350 gov instead...and or grind the weights myself...


 I think I lucked out with the TH350 governor being close to what I want. I will start with replacing the springs in hopes the part throttle shifts will be a little later. Then I will work with the 1-2 and 2-3 accumulators to give me crisp/hard shifts. Shifting manually it feels pretty good though.

The kit will be useful to tune the TH350 governor in my 79 Malibu, the full throttle shifts in it are way early. Not fun jacking the car and R&R the gov though but I love when I get something tuned in right.

What is the combo in your 67?  Engine specs, gears, tires....



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454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454



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I feel for all of you that keep running into these transmission issues.
I've been fortunate having a friend for over 25 years that is a builder. (The only company built transmission he hasn't complained about is Hughes.)

Best suggestion I can give, is find a good local builder to deal with from the beginning.
Talk with the local racers and you will find out who's good in a quick hurry.
I can set people up with my buddy, but you'll have to come to Bremerton.

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