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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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