In all of my frustration I left out a few details. The transmission has already been taken care of. The manager and old friend of mine at a local tranny shop down here told me the tranny was bad and it would cost 1000 bucks to rebuild and 1800 to replace. I damn near fell over. I figured that i could get a TCI TH 400 from summit for $700. He said "no" this truck uses a "heavy duty" TH400. I argued with him to no avail. Needless to say he didnt do the work. I talked to another guy at a nother shop and he told me that the difference was that a 400 wouldnt bolt up to a small block. Once again I couldnt believe my ears. I told him that two months ago I had just rebuilt a 400 in my friends Nova that just happens to be a small block. He said "never happened". Keep in mind this is a work truck not my car. So at this point I have two well known tranny Co. chains telling me I'm a moron. So totally unlike myself, I start to believe them. Thats when I posted this question, knowing that if I am wrong someone would tell me. Thank god, I thought I was losing my mind. It is still so frustrating to not be able to trust anyone these days. I dont take my 69 to anyone. And now thanks to this experience I never will. One last thing, I have to thank you all for being part of this. This site is the best source of information around, you have all helped me with a few problems that could have taken forever to figure out. And if you cant trust Camaro owners, Who can you trust?
[This message has been edited by SAyers69 (edited 02-20-2000).]