Mar 22nd, 00, 09:06 PM
Thanks for the answers on my other questions. Here's one more if anybody could help. I've got an 82Z and an 83Z. My 83 is a 350 with a five speed, and my 82 is a 305 with a three speed auto. I'm building just the 82 up with a 350 but I don't know whether I should keep the auto or use the five speed. I don't know numbers so I can't tell you models and such. I'm assuming that the auto is a TH350 correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks
Mar 23rd, 00, 03:36 AM
More than likely it is a 350 lock-up over drive tranny. It will be a good tranny with that set up. However, I dont know how many miles that you have on the car and all but it is something to take into consideration as it has been my experience of putting a fresh higher horse engine in front of a tranny with lots of miles is not good. As a rule I always rebuild the tranny in my swaping process. Just a little food for thought. Good luck.
Mar 23rd, 00, 08:40 AM
350 overdrive? no such thing! if it's a 3 speed it's a T350, if a 4 speed it's a 200-4-R, a weak sister. Stick shift setups will match, swap em!!
Mar 23rd, 00, 08:50 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JimM:
350 overdrive? no such thing! if it's a 3 speed it's a T350, if a 4 speed it's a 200-4-R, a weak sister. Stick shift setups will match, swap em!!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
You've never heard of a th350 lock-up Jim huh!
Mar 23rd, 00, 09:53 AM
I have to agree with Jim, I'm not aware of any "overdrive" TH350. The TH350 is strictly a 3 speed tranny. That extra shift you feel is just the convertor locking up, (better for fuel economy) but it is not an actual gear.
67 Camaro LS6 454/TH400/12bolt 3.73
Mar 23rd, 00, 10:06 AM
Tisk! Tisk! lol You guy's seem to have missed the key word in both of my previous posts "LOCK-UP" The term being of common knowledge AY. I am well aware that the trans is not an actual overdrive tranny but the converter serves as one. DOH! LOL
[This message has been edited by 71 Camairo (edited 03-23-2000).]
Mar 23rd, 00, 02:37 PM
Well, it's your wording that threw them. A lock-up 350 isn't classified as an overdrive, whether it functions as one or not. It's like a switch pitch tranny on the early Buick's, it's just a title , that performs a function, not an entirely different tranny as an overdrive suggests.
Mar 23rd, 00, 02:46 PM
Thanks guys, so I should go with the auto and ditch the 5 speed? I bought the car with intentions of changing both engine and tranny, because the tranny seems to be stuck in 1st. I can start the car but it wants to take off right away. I can't move the shifter, even directly on the tranny. I know it's in 1st because when I drive it, it revs really high at low speeds and it won't upshift. Any ideas?
Mar 23rd, 00, 03:23 PM
Thanks Doug, you took the words right out of my mouth.(or off my keyboard) The tranny type depends on preference only. The 5 speed should be able to be fixed if it's stuck. Could be something's just bent.
IMO, the manuals are funner to drive, but I still prefer an auto.
67 Camaro LS6 454/TH400/12bolt 3.73
Mar 27th, 00, 05:08 PM
I'll probably stick with the auto since it's already set up in the car. The 5 speed is not the one that's stuck in first it is the automatic one. Any suggestions on how to fix it
Mar 28th, 00, 02:26 AM
Sounds as tho the gizmo inside is jammed that opperates the main valve. Since your pulling it anyway I would pull the pan and have a look see. This will be a good oppertunaty to see what kind of fragmintation you have in the pans bottom.
hope this helps
Mar 28th, 00, 02:07 PM
Actually, a 305 was the biggest engine that you could get in a 3rd gen Camaro until 1986. As for the auto tranny, it was more than likely a 250 C. They are almost identical to the 350 on the outside. I believe it could also of had a 200 C, but I'm not sure. I doubt that it was a 350, as I'm sure that they were left to the heavier duty lines. As for your auto being stuck in first, this is a very common problem with the 200 C's. I had quite a few do this to me.
[This message has been edited by 68RS (edited 03-28-2000).]
Mar 29th, 00, 04:32 PM
the 350 overdrive spoke of earlier is actually called a 350c and rite the converter locks,thats all.