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Old 07-02-2019, 01:22 AM   #576
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

I've done a bunch of research about my 700-R4 woes, and I believe I may have found a kit from Pro Built Automatics that may solve all of my issues. I'll probably be ordering that soon as a last ditch effort to save the automatic.

I had sold the Holley Sniper that I had to a buddy a few months ago since I had decided that I wanted the 4 injector Super Sniper for the additional analog inputs that it offers. I went ahead and ordered that plus the full Hyperspark setup that they didn't even offer when I purchased the first Sniper.

Hopefully, I'll have time to get all of that installed before C10's in the Park at the end of September. I got my registration stickers in the mail today, I can't wait.
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Old 07-03-2019, 01:07 AM   #577
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

I used a precision seal on mine and a professional install. So far so good. Sucks yours has a issue and couldn’t take it. But with new electronics I’d not want to leave it up to chance it would get ruined either.
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:05 AM   #578
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Re: Ratchet's Blazer - 1970 2wd with Original paint

I'm about to order a Precision seal. The seal that is in there was there when I bought the Blazer 5 years ago, so who knows how old it is. I'm a little afraid of what I might find under that seal since that is the only area on the Blazer that I have not seen with my own eyes, plus it is leaking. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
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Old 07-03-2019, 11:22 AM   #579
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I have a new spare Precision windshield gasket - send me your address and I will ship it to you.

It is for no-trim.
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Old 07-03-2019, 01:38 PM   #580
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I have a new spare Precision windshield gasket - send me your address and I will ship it to you.

It is for no-trim.
I appreciate the offer, but I can't take your spare from you. Don't you have a 72 that will need one hopefully soon?
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:02 PM   #581
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Not soon enough on the 72. I can just order another one when I get that far.
Happy to pay it forward for all the help this board has given me over the years. PM me your info and I can get it out to you.
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Old 07-04-2019, 10:16 AM   #582
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I've done a bunch of research about my 700-R4 woes, and I believe I may have found a kit from Pro Built Automatics that may solve all of my issues. I'll probably be ordering that soon as a last ditch effort to save the automatic.

I had sold the Holley Sniper that I had to a buddy a few months ago since I had decided that I wanted the 4 injector Super Sniper for the additional analog inputs that it offers. I went ahead and ordered that plus the full Hyperspark setup that they didn't even offer when I purchased the first Sniper.

Hopefully, I'll have time to get all of that installed before C10's in the Park at the end of September. I got my registration stickers in the mail today, I can't wait.
Bowtie Overdrives makes a great kit for TV control with the Sniper, check them out. We use their stuff with the FiTech on Connor's truck.
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I'm about to order a Precision seal. The seal that is in there was there when I bought the Blazer 5 years ago, so who knows how old it is. I'm a little afraid of what I might find under that seal since that is the only area on the Blazer that I have not seen with my own eyes, plus it is leaking. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Yeah Mine was good underneath fortunately. Hope yours is as well. Mine got hit by a falling tree though. I thought it was possible it took out the frame as well but I got lucky with a hole in the top and a dented a pillar. Plus the broke windshield. Rust was my other worry but it was ok. Two years later it still no leaks. Had mine professionally dine so it was warranted if it did leak because of a installation issue. But all good.
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Bowtie Overdrives makes a great kit for TV control with the Sniper, check them out. We use their stuff with the FiTech on Connor's truck.
My transmission originally came from BTO, so I've used their TV kits on every engine that it has been behind. I have their kit on the Quadrajet currently, but I'm still having issues. I believe it is all in the valve body, and the kit that I ordered today should fix what I believe is happening as well as upgrade a couple of common issues.

Once I have a chance to install the kit and prove to myself that the transmission can act right again, then I will order the TV-Made-EZ for the Sniper, and finally install the fuel injection.
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I think the problem stems from the fact that your transmission has a torque converter instead of a clutch...
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:36 PM   #586
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Yeah, you are right. But, after numerous talks with my wife, she would like the Blazer to remain an auto, if at all possible, so she will still be able to drive it with her neck problems. Plus it will make it quicker to finish messing with the Blazer so that I can finally get back on my truck, which will definitely NOT be a cruiser. That one is slated to be more performance oriented instead of comfort, she won't want to drive that one, so it will definitely get a stick.
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Sounds like a plan!
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Kevin (65streetcruiser) came down for the weekend to check out a friend's new rides and make a Cruise-In on Saturday. We checked out Chris' rides Friday night, but the rain kept us from making the Cruise-In on Saturday. So before Kevin left today, we decided to go burn some petrol! We stopped to take a couple of pictures...
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Nice photos Steven!
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Very nice pics. I like the retro garage background.
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I think the problem stems from the fact that your transmission has a torque converter instead of a clutch...
It looks like God has the same feelings as you...

Yesterday I was going to a breakfast meet in Baton Rouge, I didn't even make it 5 miles once I got on the Interstate, before the MF-ing 700-R4 quit pulling in gear, any gear. My wife came with a tow strap and pulled me to the next exit. Then I went home and got everything to hook up the tow bar so that I could safely pull it home. After cleaning up the shop so that I could get the Blazer back in there, and figuring out that backing a vehicle on a tow bar is a horrible idea, I finally got it locked up in the shop.

Now I have a month before C10's in the Park and a bad trans. It looks like the SM465 is going back in with Chris' Bonneville gear set for a 8.5" 10-bolt... 2.56's baby! Wish me luck that I can get it done in time.
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It looks like God has the same feelings as you...

Yesterday I was going to a breakfast meet in Baton Rouge, I didn't even make it 5 miles once I got on the Interstate, before the MF-ing 700-R4 quit pulling in gear, any gear. My wife came with a tow strap and pulled me to the next exit. Then I went home and got everything to hook up the tow bar so that I could safely pull it home. After cleaning up the shop so that I could get the Blazer back in there, and figuring out that backing a vehicle on a tow bar is a horrible idea, I finally got it locked up in the shop.

Now I have a month before C10's in the Park and a bad trans. It looks like the SM465 is going back in with Chris' Bonneville gear set for a 8.5" 10-bolt... 2.56's baby! Wish me luck that I can get it done in time.
That sucks but I enjoy my gearbox much more. Hope you get er done.
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Well, I've gotten a lot of advice from many people and the general consensus was to rebuild one of my 700-R4's so that it could be a quick and easy swap, instead of re-inventing the wheel in about a month before C10's in the Park. So I did what any good sensible gearhead would do... I just went ahead and ordered my new TKO 600!

I figured that if I'm going to spend more money on a transmission, it might as well be what I really want. Hopefully the transmission and all associated parts will be here by Friday, which will give me 4 working weekends to get it installed, driveshaft measured and shortened/built, and build an exhaust for my new headers that have yet to be installed. If I'm running short on time, I can throw the manifolds and glasspack exhaust that was on the Blazer when I bought it to get me on the road. Here goes nothing!
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:57 PM   #594
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...And so it begins! No more torque converter problems for me!

This is my Transmission.
There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My transmission is my best friend. It is my life.
I must master it as I must master my life.
My transmission, without me, is useless.
Without my transmission, I am useless.
I must shift my transmission true.
I must shift faster than my enemy who is trying to race me.
I must out-shift him before he out-shifts me.
I will...
Borrowed from "Rifleman's Creed" USMC
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Enjoy that sucker. Looks like a go fast trans. Loved the riflemans to transmission reference.
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