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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-20-2011, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Switch pitch trans

This might be sweet! I installed a switch-pitch kit into my th400 trans awhile ago, but my car isn't ready for the road yet. A guy that I work with has an old Olds 442 with a switch-pitch 400 in it, and he says I will love it! You can change the stall speed of the converter with a flick of a switch. I got the 1800/3000 kit from Posten, but I don't think they sell them anymore. Think about it, puling up next to some bro in a new Mustang or Camaro, flick the switch and blowing his plastic doors off!! Then flick the switch again and cruise without the converter slipping. I am gonna control mine with a MADMAX style switch on my dual-gate shifter or an extra dimmer switch on the floor. The instructions said it can handle 700 lbs/ft of torque, well I am south of that. Enjoy!

They also had a 1900/4000 kit, but I thought that would be overkill and ruin the rearend.

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nice I like the idea I heard of the switch pitch convertors just never had any personal expierance with them . cant wait to hear how it works sounds like the best of both worlds
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Older cadillacs had a type of lock up converter that (when MOD'd) you could control with an external rocker switch, rev it up, dump the switch, and it was just like dumping the clutch pedal only with a Turbo 400 !!
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Don't worry, if you get the wrong size, they'll only last a month or so..

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