I drove the car nearly 400 miles each way to pull off a win against a Hellcat, several other modern Hemi powered cars and a bunch of other vehicles, and I got over 18 mpg on the freeway at 80 mph. My rev limiter cuts in at 6700 rpm, so in 3rd gear, I'm on the threshold of maxing out my driveshaft with my 3. Bolt the front pump in with o-ring and gasket installed and new bolt washers and your done!!! While I'm not even close to a guru, I do a lot of reading. I was kind if insistent. This will line the pump halves up and will eliminate the requirement for a special tool.
I did the install of the cartool mount in my garage with jack stands. They are the ones who dealt with the 200-4r from day one and there are some good builders they can recommend. Main item here is the pump vain rings. Install new shorter piston supplied in rebuild kit. After all, I don't want to open the trans again because I skimped on some parts. If you going to do a rebuilt on your own, this book is a must. I did use a high quality torque converter with 3000 stall and 3 carbon fiber lock-up clutches from Precision of New Hampton, ask for Milt.
I found out the hard way there's no cheap solution to big torque or horsepower and overdrive transmissions. Also the tranny responds quick to dropping down 2 gears and the afterburners light up. The 200-4r can be built to take the abuse but I'd drop in over on the turbo buick forums to visit with those guys. You and I know that they are just what the doctor ordered. Don't drop the pan or struggle with locating increasingly scarce internal speedometer gears.
Also around the corner from where I work is a place called Direct Transmission Parts that sells to the trade and public. It would be a quick install in my 68. Disassembly and Inspection Pretty straight- forward for disassembly. I noticed they make a full manual valve body for the 80E. He sold his holdings in Texas. Any of the guys listed can build you what you want I will add Jakes performance.
Its not hard to figure out, but it must be within spec. Art Carr doesn't know how to set up a lock-up converter in these transmissions, so I skipped him and went with an Extreme Automatics Stage 2 build. I use petrolatum jelly to retain the washer to the back of the stator support to bring clearance within specifications. The 200-4r can be built to take the abuse but I'd drop in over on the turbo buick forums to visit with those guys. With my brother as Navigator they won the 105 category and one mile shoot out at the Silver state classic Last fall.
How do you think the 1-2 gear change will affect it running a 4:10 rear gear? Four out of the six are all behind big block engines. Perform the same modification to the 1-2 accumulator housing. I found out the hard way there's no cheap solution to big torque or horsepower and overdrive transmissions. In stock form, with the exception of the Buick Grand National version, they were weak. I'm trying to be realistic with building a trans with what I have. The early reports from some who know these transmissions was that it was snake oil.
Refresh this Yelp page and try your search again. Art is at true professional and car guy. Now, with the availability of the bellhousing adapters, and functional lock-up converter features, its a win, win situation. They thought that they should confirm that's what I needed first. Going to make all the body stiffners. The investors who now own it sell mass production pieces and want to make money.
I am just regurgitating data for the most part. Assemble main drive to snap ring on output shaft. If you are a picky as I am you will do this 4-5 times to get the clearance you want also helps to have all 15 front selective washers. Pull up harder 20 Lbs. Some kits change the Throttle valve spring to a stiffer spring. I haven't got the car running yet so I don't have any real data to report yet. Original setup uses 2 clutches 2 steels 1 backing plate.
Art can be reached at 800. Remove yoke setup once snap ring is installed and check rear unit end play. I haven't called them yet. Change the rear end gears down to a mid-3 series and feather it for the launch on street tires with a 700. They have all performed the way they are advertised. I'm upping that to just over 510 in the next few weeks. He replaced it with a 400 turbo.