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So anyone got tranny tips for me?

03-03-2008, 04:29 AM
So anyone got tranny tips for me? Plan on keeping motor all stock but would a torque converter change be any benefit? Planned to put a used 100 shot Nos on the wagon a friend said I could have.

Which shift kits is the good kind?
Heard B&Ms kit sucks like scooty puff jr?

Background on tranny

It shifts hard and firm like it should but if I sits at like the bank or at a light to long in
gear, it start to rev 2nd out real high before it goes into 3rd. Have
check for vac leaves, new vac modulator, have done a flush n fill with
new filter.

It seemed to slowly get worse with the more stops Id make with it in
gear and would start doing the same thing going from 1st to 2nd. Had to
drive home with only 2nd several times and only 1st once, but the next day
it would act fine till I made 4-5 stops in gear.
It always works fine the next day. And seemed to do it more as it got
warmer out.

But what I have found out is as long as I up n down shift at a stop, or toss
into N at long lights it won't do that. Besides that it works great,
good firm hard shift. I installed a ratchet shifter in it so I can shift up n
down easy. So now it never happens as long as I don't sit in gear to

Was gonna try n ask some local shop what they think. If it can be fixed
on the car id let them play but if its gotta come out I wanna make sure
its built right.

03-03-2008, 02:46 PM
I thought this was the " The leading automotive community forum online"

Seems like a ghost town so far???

03-03-2008, 02:52 PM
I don't think modifying the Electra is a hot topic for any of us, but careful with the " juice," these engines were not really built for this, also not knowing the year, mileage and condition leaves us blank. How do we know if this is fwd 3.8 or??? This is your concern for now, not how many responses.

03-03-2008, 02:55 PM
What year car? Lucas oil makes a great tranny product, It helps bring back the clutch disks and bands. I've had really good luck with it. And changing the torque converter with only changes the stall speed. ie the amount of revolutions the converter needs to add forward power. 2800 to 3000 is sick for american cars. its prob at like 1500 right now.

03-03-2008, 02:56 PM
That just a side note on my plan, the problem is my shifitng troubles........

Which don't matter if its a electra or not, the TH350 was used in all sort of cars..........

03-03-2008, 02:57 PM
Or it is cause its in a Buick and folks have that if it aint a chevy it junk attuide here??? Which you find on many boards.

03-03-2008, 03:00 PM
modding an electra unless its from the sixties is not worth the money. There are so many sick cheap cars out there. Lincoln MK VIII are $5000 heavier cobras! And unless you do some major motor work NOS is gonna be cool for 2 times you get from the weak pushrod v-6. Find a supercharger off a riviera that would be cool What ever floats your boat. U must just got grandpas car and ur drivers license.

03-03-2008, 03:01 PM
buicks are cool for beaters

03-03-2008, 03:07 PM
yea running 12s with just a cam change and on a peg leg is not worth it.
OK this site is full of tards, later.

03-03-2008, 03:14 PM
what kind of car and year? people build sick sleepers jeeze man it takes a more than a hour for people to post. Most people work. When i see ur buick on youtube posting 12s that would be a cold day in hades

03-07-2008, 01:04 PM
yea running 12s with just a cam change and on a peg leg is not worth it.
OK this site is full of tards, later.

You were asked a legitimate question of year and model so you can get less 'tarded' answers. Do you not realise that there is a RWD and a FWD (85-91) Electra? :disappoin

Hopefully crystalball(dot)com can help you find the answers you seek :thumbsup:

03-10-2008, 09:35 PM
People Are Nuts!!!!

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