It is a very tight fit. I then reinstalled the valve body. I liked the nice tight shift I had with the flat washer, but swapped to a wavy washer, per book specs. Pull the snap ring and it will will slide out of the output shaft. It is only for daily driving.
To match the valvebody modifications in this 727, Ron chose the 4. Hold those letters, the fourth friction is hiding beneath the thick-end steel, just barely visible. Or you can buy a valvebody reprogramming kit and tackle the job yourself. Once you pull that bar, the adjusting stud clip will try to fall into the tranny. You will see a large drum, with the input shaft sticking out the end.
I'd check around for prices in your area and see what other shops would be charging for a complete rebuild, then make your decision. You will not be able to do this project without the book. Both those slide off the output shaft. Beware, the valvebody is a complex item and reworking is often beyond the skill set of the novice. I then installed a brass elbow with lots of permatex.
Aftermarket converters generally benefit from the use of a softer babbit-type bushing left in place of the stock bronze bushing. It is important to pull the piston assembly apart. This was back in September of last year. Then, remove the snap ring on the front side and slide the sun gear out. That is slightly less than the manual specs out. This improves concentric stability and helps to better align all the moving parts. Although my clutches were in good shape, and had a flat snap ring I replaced it with a wavy snap ring, per manual specs.
We offer a variety of performance and racing 727 Chrysler, Plymouth, Mopar, Dodge transmission kits from a gasket and seal kit, to master overhaul 727 kit. On this one, you have the option of using a wavy snap ring or flat snap ring and spacer. Most of the time, Red Eagle clutches are good for just about anything, but monster power needs the Blue Line clutch, which has the most hold of them all. There will be a few of each. . The red friction plates are made by Alto. This vitally important cast-aluminum item supports the rear drum.
A shop I spoke with told me this allows the piston to engage the clutches faster, resulting in less wear. Many say this upgrade should be made to every 727 that will see a dragstrip water box. There is a rubber seal around the piston that needs to be replaced. Slide the drum over the bearings. Use Smooth Rear Drum Friction Plates for Better Holding Power The rear drum contains the forward clutch assembly and sees power loading in every gear except Reverse.
I then drilled a pair of appropriately spaced holes slightly larger than the all thread in some 2x2 square tubing that was long enough to span the pump housing. The convertor needs to match the camshaft and gearing of the car. At the 1K price, it sounds about right. A stock governor valve is shown above the modified unit with directions in the background. That is housing material and deep gouge could mean the end of your housing. All the seals, gaskets and clutches you need to bring your transmission back to life! There are lots of little clips, washers and parts inside an auto tranny. Avoid Flexible Intermediate Bands for High Performance The intermediate band takes the entire load in Second gear.
Hard on engine and hard on tranny. You asked on one of your previous posts about a 2500 stall converter, or just the stock 340 converter. For more information about the content of our rebuild kits, take a look at our Transmission Rebuild Kit product page. The forward servo increases holding power by 11% and comes with a heavy duty strut band. The transmission continued in production in various forms until 1991, after which its design was absorbed into newer models. The billet steel retainer is also vastly superior to the stamped stock unit. The pins locate coil springs, which help engage Drive gear.
Like you mentioned, blondes are simply stock so they will not be good for an upgrade clutch. The right move for our Dodge Demon was to stick with the classics on this throwback and bolt in a 727 TorqueFlite from Performance Automatic. Check all the ring gears and planetary gears for damage and wear. With use, these see a lot of heat and eventually they warp and glaze over. Stock front clutches have three or four friction-and-steel plate combinations but 426 Hemi transmissions have five—and a wider deeper drum to accept them. Click to see our rebuild kits for late model transmission applications: Transtar's Rebuild Kit Levels The chart below shows the items that come in each level of our transmission rebuild kits.