Do we have transmission builders here ?

Discussion in 'The "Juice Box"' started by Kaule, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. Kaule

    Kaule Gold Level Contributor

    I have seen we have carburetor experts,
    rear axle builder, engine / convertor builder, etc...

    But are transmissionbuilder here ?
  2. TexasT

    TexasT Texas, where are you from

    I've assembled one and am on my second. Doesn't really qualify me as a builder but I've had more than one trans fluid bath. What do you want to know?
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  3. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Bruce Roe, Jim Weise and others.
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  4. Kaule

    Kaule Gold Level Contributor

    Thats funny, the same here, the first one is in the car and running ( for now ) and a second as spare i am rebuilding, both th350.
    But for the future i think about a th200-4r swap + other rear gears.

    Not sure if i should try to do it myself, if i can get a 200-r4 here in Germany,
    or somthing like this:

    or even buy one from a member here …

    /edit: is there a good book for the 200-4r ?
    for the th350 i have Ron Sessions THM350 Handbook, what really helped me
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2018
  5. TexasT

    TexasT Texas, where are you from

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  6. Kaule

    Kaule Gold Level Contributor

    Thanks Rich, very interesting thread !
    Have ordered the atsg book. Maybe i can see whats different to a th350.
    The cheapest shipping for the manual from ckperformance is $120, so i havn't ordered yet o_O
  7. Luxus

    Luxus Gold Level Contributor

    Not to hijack a thread, but is rebuilding a th400 pretty easy? It's something I'm considering for a winter project. Nothing fancy, pretty much stock.
  8. TexasT

    TexasT Texas, where are you from

    I don't think the th400 is that hard, though I've never had one apart. Lots of good books and YouTube on assembling transmissions. To me the hardest thing would be the "specialty" tools but there are ways around all of them.

    I've been watching this series on the 4l60e. He shows a nifty little DIY tool with metal and allthread and some nuts to compress the clutches to get the pistons out. Also how how he uses a feeler gauge to get the pistons and new seal back together. How he measures the clutch clearances. Good stuff.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2018

    BRUCE ROE Well-Known Member

    My opinion, the TH400 is one of the easiest 3 speed autos to rebuild. It is
    so strong, typically not much is needed to get it in order. However, there
    are still a few ways for the careless or impatient to screw it up. Bruce Roe

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