Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I understand, the 200R4 is the same length as a Th350 with a 6" tailshaft. Thus, it is a bolt-in swap that doesn't require driveshaft mods. If you do go with a 200R4, you will need a TH400 crossmember.
I'm nearly finished with a PG to Th350 swap. If I wasn't on a fairly tight budget, I think I would have went with a 200R4.
Also, WWW.Shiftworks.com has all the accesories you need to convert your stock console or column shifter from PG/TH350 to an overdrive trans.
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The 2004R is the simplest for the above reasons. The only issue would be that I believe the only 67-69 Camaros that came with a TH400 were big blocks; and the big blocks were offset about an inch to the passenger side. This means you'd have to modify the stock TH400 crossmember to get the mount pad back in the center of the car or your engine/trans combo would be crooked. Other options would be to slide the TH350 crossmember back and re-drill the holes in the subframe (if it will move that much) or modify one of the two crossmembers if it won't.
You will love the difference of the overdrive, and the 2004R is the easiest to swap in in place of that TH350.
Between $1400 and $1500 counting all the little pieces which add up real quick. I bought almost everything from www.700r4.com . Picked up a new flex plate and trans cooler locally. All this was 2 years ago so prices may have changed.
Originally posted by paulm: I went from a TH350 to a 2004R in my 69. It was easy and it works great! Now I can drive on the highway 70mph at 2100RPMS!
Nice website, PaulM. Sounds like I have a very similar setup as yours. I have a 383 Stroker with the (temporary) TH350 with a 3.08 12 bolt posi rear. (I have the camel hump 2.02 heads, Edelbrock performer intake and a 500cfm Edelbrock carb) I'm looking for a highway gear to improve my 11 mpg, plus lower my RPM's. I also want a little more power at launch. As is, I can barely break the tires loose from a stop, but if I'm rolling about 20 mph and floor it, HOLD ON! it's like a sling shot!
I was looking into switching to a manual 5 or 6 speed, but financially for the moment, I was leaning towards the 700r4. YOU however, have the 200r4, which I think has a little more pep on take-off and a little more leg on the overdrive, right? (forgive my lack of technical terms)
Do you still have the 3.08 rear and can you smoke the tires when needed? (i.e; stop signs, traffic lights, etc...)
I think you may have just solved my dilema of the week. [img]smile.gif[/img]
I responded to your email but wanted to respond to your post as well. I had the 3:08s for a short time with the 2004R and could spin the tires pretty well with the 383/2004R/3:08 combo. I changed the 3:08s to 3:73s and can really "smoke em up" now. With the 3:08s the RPMs were really low anytime I was in overdrive, but with the 3:73s it is much better. With the 3:73s I get great "off the line" performance and still run 2100 RPMs at 70 mph on the freeway.
I chose the 2004R mostly because it was a direct swap. No driveshaft mods required. A TH400 crossmember and some odds and ends and it bolts right in!