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Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Setting Up a Throttle Valve (TV) Cable on a GM 700-R4 Automatic Transmission

I’m considering a 700-R4 overdrive for my C-10 pickup project since I have a trans that I got for a really good price. I know that a lot of people […]

Parts / Product Profiles

Sonnax Vacuum Test Plate Kits Help You Quickly Troubleshoot Automatic Transmission Problems

Ever look at an automatic transmission valve body? It’s a complex network of passages and valves—we’re talking “Rube Goldberg meets M.C. Escher” level complexity here. That means diagnosing automatic transmission […]

Q&A / Tech Articles

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Choosing a Transmission for Big Block-Powered Cruiser

I am building a ‘72 Caprice as a tribute patrol cruiser. I am pulling out the original 400 SBC and replacing it with a big-block 454 just so the look […]

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Mailbag: Mating an Older GM Automatic Transmission to an LS Engine

Q: Can I use an older GM automatic transmission with an LS engine? … A: Yes. There are three exceptions in the LS engine family for what we’ll discuss here […]

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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Transmission Recommendations for a ’64 Chevelle

I have a 1964 Chevelle convertible. Several years ago I put a 700-R4 in it, which has never shifted correctly. It slips, doesn’t work right with the carburetor, etc. I […]

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Transmission Fluid 101: Which ATF is Right for Your Vehicle?

Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) is a completely different beast than engine oil or manual transmission gear oil because it does way more than lubricate. (Want to read about gear oil? […]

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Mailbag: Adjusting a TH-350 Transmission From Race Setup to Street Use

Q: I recently replaced the 305 engine and TH-200 transmission in my 1985 Monte Carlo for a 350 with a mild cam and a TH-350 transmission. My question is about […]

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Mailbag: How to Adjust Your TV Cable to Correct Improper Shifting on a 700R-4 Transmission

Q: I have rebuilt a 1984 Suburban 4×4. I replaced the 350 with a 402 big block with 10:1 compression, and rebuilt a 700R-4 transmission with a Corvette servo. The […]

Tech / Tech Articles

12 Things You Should (or Shouldn’t) Do When Installing an Automatic Transmission

“We know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two.” That’s the familiar tagline to the ubiquitous Farmer’s Insurance ad campaign, but it could easily apply to […]

How Tos / Tech / Tech Articles

How Do I Identify My Transmission? Your Top Tech Questions Answered!

We recently reached out to the guys in Summit Racing’s renowned tech department—the largest full-time staff in the industry—to identify and answer five common tech questions they hear on a […]