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any hot rodders with thm 400 automatic or perhaps a motor home carriage. the 400 was one of the toughest built by gm but also the most parasitic. how about a 20% over drive.
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TH400's
I have 1 in my truck and 1 in my shop.
What was so parasitic about them?

TH350's
I have 2 of those also.

Back in the day, I raced with mostly 350's but used 400's also.
I don't remember a tranny ever being the reason the tranny burnt up though... all me.

I wish I could afford overdrive for my 400.
I just don't want to pony up 3 grand to save a dollar in gas.
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Bustert, the new version of the 400 is the 4L80E and You guessed it.. it has overdrive.
But it requires a controller if you use it as stand alone.

You are correct it has one of the worst parasitic losses of all trans due to its internal configuration, but it is a tough unit.
When I was dragging I used one for quite a while but then after doing research I started using a modded 350 and my 60' times dropped substantially. later I went to a powerglide
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the new version of the 400 is the 4L80E and You guessed it.. it has overdrive.
My mistake,
The 700R4 ruined me from wanting to know any more about newer transmissions.
Showing my age again.
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the 700r was a spin off of the 200 and can be run without a computer with a little rewire as it still used a modulator. the 60 and 80 need a controller.
the 700 if tricked a little bit was a good tranny, i used one in a tow vehicle.
mr. hippy, i have an over drive if you are interested, for cheap. do you remember DOUG NASH? yep a racer. he designed this 20% od unit which i put in my 88 one ton as a tow vehicle. it is old school helical gear, the newer ones are sun gear. BTW: if you watch the junkyards, sometimes you can run across one as it was an option for corvette, used as a gear splitter.
do not for get the power glides, we ran one in a chevelle with tricked 327, low gear shifted out at 90mph. funny story but smoked a state trooper one night.

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thanks, hippy
folkie basically said no worries there, all i wanted to do was free up some space on the server.
will send you a pm later on, when i said cheap, i was not kidding, hate to send it to a salvage yard.
how cheap, well i sold a complete rod/bearing set for 20 bucks, covered shipping. even have a stub drive shaft if you have a dual driveshaft under your truck.
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That's interesting.
I toned down to a crate 350 long block a few years ago.
(still got my baby butts and Holley's)
Running a SAE 60'-70s TH 400. Truck came with a TH 350.
(had to buy an extended yoke for the shorter tranny with stock single driveshaft).

I'll post a pic tomorrow of the underside.
I don't know the hookup for the OD.
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These people make an aftermarket unit based on the old British Laycock OD and it can be adapted to many transmissions

https://www.gearvendors.com/index.html

(FWIW have the original in my Triumph TR6 car and it works well)
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