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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    Quote Originally Posted by BRUCE ROE View Post
    The shifter looks excellent. What are you doing about your speedometer? I read there are mechanical
    and electrical adapters. Bruce Roe
    Hi Bruce, yes this is the link for the speedo adaptor. pricey buy worth it to use the factory speedo.
    http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.c...rod/prd886.htm
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    Well...So much for the Shiftwork cable system. the cable is short, the key plate was for a 1966 and I would have to modify the entire kit to make it work. I pulled the linkage from the GS400 and restored it. It looks like this will work much better then the Shiftwork. I will try to return the kit as the owner claimed it's would work on the 67. I will pay for the key and the plastic selector plate. I sure hope Shiftworks agrees.
    IMG_1805.jpg
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
    2015 Camaro 2SS, black on black. 426hp stock

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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    An update on the Shiftworks kit. Herb (owner) has agreed this kit won't work and is refunding me for the portion of the kit I can't use.
    I agreed to pay for the detent plate that I cut up and the selector plate for the console. Both of us disappointed that it just won't work.
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
    2015 Camaro 2SS, black on black. 426hp stock

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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    I haven't updated in a while now. been doing body work. talked to the drive shaft builder today thinking I can complete the drive train with the missing link. Nope...he recommends having the body "ON" the frame
    prior to measuring. I have time to wait so there is more money I can't spend.
    Last edited by Mr. Sunset; 01-15-2017 at 12:20 PM.
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
    2015 Camaro 2SS, black on black. 426hp stock

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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    The body went on but not without some modification to the trans tunnel. we had to massage the passenger side for the cooler lines fittings. a little more by the tailshaft. on the driver side we had to massage out for the shift arm but may need to modify the shift arm a bit to get the shift points to match up with the indicator. also had to rebend the long shifter bar to avoid the input connectors. lastly we shimmed the body with 1/4" spacers.
    Not as bad as I thought it might be. I'll try to get pics of the factory linkage.
    IMG_2423.jpg
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
    2015 Camaro 2SS, black on black. 426hp stock

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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    the body is on and everything clears. Todays mission was to hook up the stock 67 shifter and linkage. The bottom line on this is it works very nice.
    a few bends on the connecting rod and it was a complete assembly. however the index was off by quite a bit. here's what I did.
    IMG_2432.jpg First I had to learn how to drill hardened steel. you can see regular bits don't work. masonry bits cut right thru.
    IMG_2433.jpgThis hole ended up being to tight. fortunately I had a spare so I guinea pigged this one.
    IMG_2434.jpgI slotted the prototype and welded a washer in different locations until finding the sweet spot.
    I marked, drilled and welded / filled the keeper piece. I ended up marking a center point 3/16" below the original hole. the tip here is to weld in the original hole before drilling the new one. your going to want some material on that side for a clean hole. hind site being 20/20
    IMG_2437.jpgAnd it done. every gear slots in perfect and no interference...yet. controller goes in on this side.
    Last edited by Mr. Sunset; 11-04-2016 at 10:40 AM.
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
    2015 Camaro 2SS, black on black. 426hp stock

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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    IMG_2439.jpg This is the flexible dipstick for the transmission.
    FullSizeRender (4).jpg The fit was perfect. I was very impressed with the quality of the part.
    FullSizeRender (5).jpg I chose the firewall mount over the bellhousing because the A/C box would block out access. Mounting location TBD
    Last edited by Mr. Sunset; 09-15-2016 at 09:25 AM.
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
    2015 Camaro 2SS, black on black. 426hp stock

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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    Ran the E-brake cable tonight. Moving the trans cross member back really got in the way of this system.
    It's not exactly pretty but it works perfect and is out of the way of everything. I don't like it rubbing the crossmember so any feedback or alternate solutions welcome.
    I could extend the threaded adjustment rod and shorten the cable.
    FullSizeRender (8).jpgPulled tight
    FullSizeRender (9).jpglet loose
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
    2015 Camaro 2SS, black on black. 426hp stock

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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    Hows the Lokar unit for filling?
    Thanks Rick
    Rick Starkey
    1970GS Tube Chassis former Ruffo Car 1.28 60' 1/8 5.98@118mph 1/4 9.52@ 138mph now an alcoholic running a Flying Toilet
    1970 GS350
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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    Quote Originally Posted by MT BUICKNUT View Post
    Hows the Lokar unit for filling?
    Thanks Rick
    It comes with a filler tube. you can see it in the package. makes it easy to get the funnel in. it does take forever to fill as the tubing ID is a lot smaller.
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
    2015 Camaro 2SS, black on black. 426hp stock

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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    Why not have a factory tube?
    Thanks Rick
    Rick Starkey
    1970GS Tube Chassis former Ruffo Car 1.28 60' 1/8 5.98@118mph 1/4 9.52@ 138mph now an alcoholic running a Flying Toilet
    1970 GS350
    BPG #1440
    GSCA #587

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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    Quote Originally Posted by MT BUICKNUT View Post
    Why not have a factory tube?
    Thanks Rick
    There are no 4l80e tubes for a 67 buick and the t400 tube is staying with the 400. the tube that was with this transmission was for a 1 ton van and 5 feet long. the heater box and A/c would be in the way too. This way I can run it to the same side as the oil dipstick and mount it to the firewall.
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
    2015 Camaro 2SS, black on black. 426hp stock

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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    Nice work on the swap, looking very good! I think you will be very happy with the 4L80E in the long run, they are a reliable trans... Pretty much the Th-400 with overdrive.

    Did you pick out a controller for the trans?
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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    US Shift Quick 1 Transmission Control System

    • No laptop or PC required. The built in tuning interface allows the most common settings to be changed without using a computer.
    • Laptop and PC tuning. The included Windows-based tuning software provides access to all settings and advanced tuning options.

    Currently supports these popular transmissions:

    • GM 4L60E, 4L65E, and 4L70E
    • GM 4L80E and 4L85E
    • Ford AOD-E, 4R70W (wide ratio AOD-E), and 4R75
    • Ford E4OD and 4R100

    Our entry-level standalone transmission controller offers great features and performance at an affordable price. The Quick 1 is a reliable solution for vehicle projects running any of the above transmissions.When connected to a Windows PC, the Quick 1 gives you with the ability to customize shift points, torque converter clutch behavior, and line pressure. Includes user-friendly tuning software with graphical interface. Some of the features of the Quick 1 include:
    • Up to 2 pre-loaded shift calibrations able to be selected on the fly
    • Built-in tuning interface
    • Optional speedometer output
    • Optional Manual Mode for paddle / pushbutton style shifting
    • Compact size gives you the freedom to install in tight areas (4.165 x 2.8 x 1.1 inches)
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
    2015 Camaro 2SS, black on black. 426hp stock

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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    How is this coming along?
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    My book called Small Block Buick Performance covering the V6, 215, 300, 340, and Buick 350 engines will be released soon.

    http://www.v8buick.com/forumdisplay....rformance-Book
    __________________________________________________ ____________________________
    1970 Buick Skylark Turbo 350 street/strip

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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    Quote Originally Posted by sean Buick 76 View Post
    How is this coming along?
    Going good. I have been working on the cooling system. Radiator in a Harrison 4 core, now I need the condenser in front of that. then I can determine the size of the trans cooler and finish the cooler line.

    It's been a multi step process but I am very close to completing.
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
    2015 Camaro 2SS, black on black. 426hp stock

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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    Well, today was the day, I ordered this control module for the 67 buick GS400,
    They have never had this application come through the division so I am excited to be the first.

    US Shift Quick 4 Transmission Control System


    Featuring REVolution Architecture


    • No laptop or PC required. The built in tuning interface allows the most common settings to be changed without using a computer.
    • Laptop and PC tuning. The included Windows-based tuning software provides access to all settings and advanced tuning options.

    Currently supports these popular transmissions:


    • GM 4L60E, 4L65E, and 4L70E
    • GM 4L80E and 4L85E
    • Ford AOD-E, 4R70W (wide ratio AOD-E), and 4R75
    • Ford E4OD and 4R100

    Representing the most intensive development project in our company's history, the Quick 4 is the industry standard in electronic transmission control. With all new exclusive features, its design is not evolutionary, but revolutionary.
    • Advanced algorithms provide the highest level of shift control and synchronization, allowing you to maximize the performance of your combination.
    • The most advanced torque converter clutch control available, with several actions available during shifts.
    • Accushift learning capability for the most accurate WOT shift points possible.
    • Full line pressure control for each individual shift, providing superior shift quality.
    • Adjustable throttle lift delay, overdrive shift delay, and ballistic throttle effect.
    • Burnout mode prevents upshifts while "pedaling" the throttle.
    • Up to 4 pre-loaded shift calibrations able to be selected on the fly.
    • FLEX-SHIFT Shifter re-mapping capability.
    • Metric Support.
    • Transmission slip detection.
    • 100hz high-resolution data logging.
    • Dedicated 4wd options and features.
    • Compact size gives you the freedom to install in tight areas (4.165 x 2.8 x 1.1 inches)
    • And many more cutting-edge features seen here.
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
    2015 Camaro 2SS, black on black. 426hp stock

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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    UShift showed up today, with a holley TPS and a butt load of wires and covers.
    I will need to select a mounting location and see how best to run the 5 thousand wires through the
    trans tunnel or even through the firewall if they are long enough.
    FullSizeRender (7).jpg
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
    2015 Camaro 2SS, black on black. 426hp stock

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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    Installed the US Shift Quick 1 Transmission Control System
    I had to protect the wiring harness with black split wire loom. and where they went
    close to the collectors I covered the loom with 2000 degree heat shield..
    I made a mount with some scrap I had in the garage. Mounted on the left side
    hopefully out of the way. plenty of room the move it . the wires just made it.
    FullSizeRender (1).jpgFullSizeRender (4).jpgFullSizeRender (3).jpg
    Tomorrow I will connect power and ground I like that all the wires are available.
    With a switch board I can switch to manual, shift up and down think paddle shift, sport mode.
    has a speedo and tach wire. this thing is pretty slick.
    Last edited by Mr. Sunset; 01-14-2017 at 10:34 PM.
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
    2015 Camaro 2SS, black on black. 426hp stock

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    Default Re: 4L80E behind 455 BBB - UPDATED 10-31-15

    That's a cool piece!
    Shawn
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    Default Re: 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    Quote Originally Posted by sriley531 View Post
    That's a cool piece!
    Thanks, It's the last piece of the puzzle. I was regretting going this route
    It's a lot of extra work to make it happen. now that i am so close to the finish line. I'm real happy.
    It can adjust fluid control. shift control. shift points. I will hook up to a laptop and adjust the shift points in 4 different programs. from street to strip and anything in between.
    all able to change on the fly.
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
    2015 Camaro 2SS, black on black. 426hp stock

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    Default Re: 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sunset View Post
    Thanks, It's the last piece of the puzzle. I was regretting going this route
    It's a lot of extra work to make it happen. now that i am so close to the finish line. I'm real happy.
    It can adjust fluid control. shift control. shift points. I will hook up to a laptop and adjust the shift points in 4 different programs. from street to strip and anything in between.
    all able to change on the fly.
    "Switch to Race Mode, KITT".

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    Default Re: Got jiggy with it. 4L80E behind 455 BBB

    Throttle positioning sensor for Holley carburetor without choke. Nothing left but to connect 5 more wire and set up the computer.
    I will need to input the rear end gear and tire size. I may also connect the tach wire output on the MSD ignition box to the tach wire input to get digital RPM on the control box.
    Anyway here is how the the TPS is install.
    FullSizeRender.jpgFullSizeRender (1).jpg
    $$$* 1967 Buick GS 400 *$$$

    Joe M.

    1967 GS 400 sport coupe, frame off restomod BBB
    1967 Skylark sport coupe 340 peg leg. (has been laid to rest)
    1987 K5 Blazer Silverado 4x4,
    new 4 bolt main 350 , 700r4. restored for hunting only
    1999 GMC Sierra, 6.0 The work truck
    2015 Camaro 2SS, black on black. 426hp stock

 

 
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