200r4 rebuilders in MN?

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  1. gscalifornia

    gscalifornia Small blocks rule!!

    picked up a core from a 88 Cadillac Brougham, wondering where’s the best place to bring it in MN for a quality build? Thanks!!
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  2. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    I would call around to a few local places and ask if they have experience with building them. If they haven’t they will normally just say “use a 7004R it’s better”. If they know the trans they will be happy to build one.
     
  3. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

  4. 8587GN

    8587GN Well-Known Member

    send it to Janis Transmissions in Akron,OH. They have a very good reputation with the TR crowd. I have one of his trans in my GN, very happy with it
     
  5. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

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  6. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Man, am I doing a bad job advertising my services...

    I have been building OD transmissions for 25 years now.. 200's, 700's and 4L80-e's.

    I have Ken's engine for a freshen, and he was standing in my shop not a week ago.

    He mentioned getting an OD trans, but I guess I am not the kind of guy that tries to sell everything to every customer... so I did not question him at all about it.

    I would have made a horrible new car salesman.. I would have not pushed anyone for the options, or the warrantee..

    :D
     
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  7. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    Spending too much time in the Virus Forum Jim.:D:D
     
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  8. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise 1000+HP

    Could be...

    Should spend that time working on the TSP website..



    JW
     
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  9. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

  10. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

    Doh!
    When I think of transmissions and rear ends, my mind automatically went to specialty shops.
    I didn't think about the guy that can do it all.
    My apologies.
     
  11. gscalifornia

    gscalifornia Small blocks rule!!

    Jim, I was going to ask you about a converter. I guess that conversation will be a little longer now!

    Might as well talk to you about rear end as well, should I stay with the 3.23s? I know It needs a pinion seal and was going to have the 8.5 checked, it’s from a ‘72 with stock posi that gets worked hard.

    Total package thinking here.
     
  12. jmos4

    jmos4 Well-Known Member

    Hi,

    You know the overdrive is 0.67 so even if you went 4.56 it would cruise like a 3.06, most Performance cars had 3.42 or 3.73

    Good luck with the decision on builders, I had one done in FL by my engine builders trans guy, originally I was thinking CK performance as he seems recommend in a lot of sites and has a lot of performance parts for the 200r4

    Regards,
     

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