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Post  bigblok2000ranger on October 12th 2014, 11:08 pm

http://www.coanracing.com/Catalog.asp?ProductDetail=1568
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Post  richter69 on October 13th 2014, 4:43 pm

Why turbo 400?
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on October 14th 2014, 1:25 am

richter69 wrote:Why turbo 400?

Supposedly real strong even in stock form, lots of them around, and can change to a 2spd with a valve body swap, there are alot of gear ratio options as well.
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Post  bosshoss on October 14th 2014, 2:38 am

Just don't drop it on your foot...

I think they weigh around 400 lbs with a converter installed Shocked

lol

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Post  butterbean on October 15th 2014, 1:14 am

I done the T-400 swap and I put it all on a pallet to be weighed but first I removed my C-6 and put it on a pallet as well with the converter, flywheel, yoke, block plate, trans mount, shift lever and bracket and the cooler lines and it weighed 195lbs and the T-400 with all the same stuff weighed 175lbs!!! and I like all the options you have with the T-400 now too.
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Post  whitefield on October 15th 2014, 6:46 am

bigblok2000ranger wrote:http://www.coanracing.com/Catalog.asp?ProductDetail=1568

If you are buying a 3 spd trans why not have Frank build you a C6 ? What is 20 lbs different ! By the time Frank gets done with it I bet there won't be 10 lbs different .
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Post  richter69 on October 15th 2014, 12:01 pm

Needs a glide imo
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on October 15th 2014, 5:02 pm

whitefield wrote:
bigblok2000ranger wrote:http://www.coanracing.com/Catalog.asp?ProductDetail=1568

If you are buying a 3 spd trans why not have Frank build you a C6 ? What is 20 lbs different ! By the time Frank gets done with it I bet there won't be 10 lbs different .

One big reason is the popularity and ease of finding parts.
richter69 wrote:Needs a glide imo

I knew you would say that, was shocked you hadn't said it in your first post.

I am gonna run a brake that will allow me to leave in first or second so we can settle this 2 vs. 3 speed argument. Wink
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Post  yellowhorse7 on October 15th 2014, 6:01 pm

bigblok2000ranger wrote:
whitefield wrote:
bigblok2000ranger wrote:http://www.coanracing.com/Catalog.asp?ProductDetail=1568

If you are buying a 3 spd trans why not have Frank build you a C6 ? What is 20 lbs different ! By the time Frank gets done with it I bet there won't be 10 lbs different .

One big reason is the popularity and ease of finding parts.
richter69 wrote:Needs a glide imo

I knew you would say that, was shocked you hadn't said it in your first post.

I am gonna run a brake that will allow me to leave in first or second so we can settle this 2 vs. 3 speed argument. Wink


Not sure how much of an argument there is.....

Some combos need 2, and some 3 speeds. I see an awful lot of PRO NITROUS cars with 3 speed 400's. But a million MFer's can't be wrong with a glide. Hmmm
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Post  BOSS 429 on October 16th 2014, 11:38 pm

(I am gonna run a brake that will allow me to leave in first or second so we can settle this 2 vs. 3 speed argument),QUOTE






/\ It doesn't work that way.....
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Post  bbf-falcon on October 17th 2014, 8:32 am

BOSS 429 wrote:(I am gonna run a brake that will allow me to leave in first or second so we can settle this 2 vs. 3 speed argument),QUOTE






/\ It doesn't work that way.....

Some people learn the HARD way. Shocked

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Post  BOSS 429 on October 17th 2014, 8:37 am

bbf-falcon wrote:
BOSS 429 wrote:(I am gonna run a brake that will allow me to leave in first or second so we can settle this 2 vs. 3 speed argument),QUOTE






/\ It doesn't work that way.....

Some people learn the HARD way. Shocked

yup, sometimes they cant be fixed
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on October 17th 2014, 10:04 am

Well, educate me because I was just going off what the manufacturer told me about their new valve body.
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Post  yellowhorse7 on October 17th 2014, 10:59 am

Well this went backwards. Like a Pro Brake!
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on October 18th 2014, 1:43 am

I called him and he explained what he meant. A little confusing at first but I think I understand.

Trying to figure out what to run is a pita. I took two 400's to my trans shop and out of two supposed good transmissions all I got out them was two good cases and one output shaft.
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Post  yellowhorse7 on October 18th 2014, 7:49 am

bigblok2000ranger wrote:I called him and he explained what he meant. A little confusing at first but I think I understand.

Trying to figure out what to run is a pita. I took two 400's to my trans shop and out of two supposed good transmissions all I got out them was two good cases and one output shaft.

Gonna tell you something that you already know.....

Stop messing around with used parts that may be questionable. Either find something from a reputable racer that is known-good or run down to Elburn and buy a mid-level Glide from Proformance. A glide will be fine in that car. Why complicate the situation with turbo glides, and 3 speed 400's and whatever. Again, a million MF'rs run glides and they run well! Don't reinvent the wheel here.

And setting up a small tired NOS car like YOURS would be better with a glide IMO. Turbo glides are nice pieces but at your level I'd say forget it.
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Post  richter69 on October 18th 2014, 11:00 am

Same
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on October 18th 2014, 2:56 pm

10-4 Tony and Jon, I traded some junk i couldn't use for some more junk i couldn't use so I am not out anything on the turbo 400's other than my time so I will just write them off.

Glide it is no more f'ing around.
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Post  maverick on October 18th 2014, 9:09 pm

You'll be glad, Jim....Keep it simple, reliable, fixable. The 'glide will make launch tuning easier, too. EVERYBODY has parts, the car loses weight...yada yada.... Just pick the right rear gear and race it. Most cars I've seen make the switch to a 'glide (as long as they weren't porkers) went quicker AND more consistant. Yours will fall into that category.
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on October 19th 2014, 10:44 am

bigblok2000ranger wrote:10-4 Tony and Jon,  I traded some junk i couldn't use for some more junk i couldn't use so I am not out anything on the turbo 400's other than my time so I will just write them off.  

Glide it is no more f'ing around.

Nothing wrong with going off the beaten path & trying some new combo/reinventing the wheel if you have the time/money/effort to throw at it, and you don't mind the possible added aggravation & stomach acid that doing so might cause.

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Post  bigblok2000ranger on October 19th 2014, 5:54 pm

DILLIGASDAVE wrote:
bigblok2000ranger wrote:10-4 Tony and Jon,  I traded some junk i couldn't use for some more junk i couldn't use so I am not out anything on the turbo 400's other than my time so I will just write them off.  

Glide it is no more f'ing around.

Nothing wrong with going off the beaten path & trying some new combo/reinventing the wheel if you have the time/money/effort to throw at it, and you don't mind the possible added aggravation & stomach acid that doing so might cause.  


To be real honest I am charting new waters for me. Despite running the engine in my Ranger I really didn't learn much from that deal other than that you can't put an 8 second engine in a 10 second vehicle and expect it to work, by the time I started getting it to go down the track I had a catastrophic transmission/converter failure. I had the engine "freshened" to make sure the failure did not damage the engine, and while it was apart I had the intake worked and new carbs... . I also decided to build a stock suspension Mustang with a drag radial so other than the dyno info I have absolutely no useful info other than others advice.

I refuse to put a 7531 or Davis box on the car and the car is geared for specific mph@rpm so the SLR would be extreme with a 3 speed unless I have custom (other than stock) ratios built into the trans so I feel the only real option for me at this time is gonna be a glide.

Once I get some learning under my belt then I can start experimenting. I appreciate the advice though.
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Post  whitefield on October 19th 2014, 6:18 pm

DILLIGASDAVE wrote:
bigblok2000ranger wrote:10-4 Tony and Jon,  I traded some junk i couldn't use for some more junk i couldn't use so I am not out anything on the turbo 400's other than my time so I will just write them off.  

Glide it is no more f'ing around.

Nothing wrong with going off the beaten path & trying some new combo/reinventing the wheel if you have the time/money/effort to throw at it, and you don't mind the possible added aggravation & stomach acid that doing so might cause.  


X2^^^

You have a pM
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Post  yellowhorse7 on October 19th 2014, 6:23 pm

DILLIGASDAVE wrote:

if you have the time/money/effort to throw at it,


therein lies the issue
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Post  richter69 on October 19th 2014, 9:05 pm

Outside the box aint for everyone
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Post  bbf-falcon on October 19th 2014, 9:45 pm

Experimenting out of the box are in the same category as deep pockets.Budget racers and going with proven what works best also goes together. Very Happy

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