388 Chevy SB
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00 Horse Power
on A Budget
Ford 351-W SB
The 800 HP
460 / 520
Big Block Ford
The 800-Plus HP
Chevy Big Block
400 Chevy SB
9 Inch Ford
Jr. Drag Racing
HP 350 Turbo
Racing 400 Turbo
How To Build
Building the High
Racing 400 Turbo
This 2:45, two hour and forty five minute video is a hands on
step-by-step treatment of building a trans. brake / 8 inch converter style
racing 400 Turbo transmission.
You can use this video to build a performance
street or stock 400 turbo trans. Phillip " Flip " Williams, a hard core racing
transmission builder takes us through tear down and identification of all parts
Then step-by-step through the complete build-rp process.
Aftermarket parts and components including the 8 inch racing converter used are
from the J.W. Performance Transmission company out of Rockledge Florida.
They are the leading manufacturer of aftermarket racing products and are used
world wide. Mr. Williams shows how to build all drums / pistons / clutches and
steels up close so you see every seal, snap ring and o-ring installed with ease
Flip takes us through the front pump, forward clutch drum, high gear
clutch drum, thrust washers, needle bearings, planetary, ring gears, drive
shell, center support, output rear clutch drum / clutch pack assembly, spring
retainers, all pistons, seals, o-rings and every part and component there is in
a 400 turbo transmission.
Williams also shows holes to drill and plug, shift balls to leave out for more
solid shift and many other tips to give you a better performance or stock
transmission. Every part of the build up process is show with many close up
shoots so you can see every detailed part of building high performance or stock
400 turbo. Nothing is left out.
Then Williams takes us with him to the
dyno and we watch as he dyno's the transmission. He talks about the reverse
shift pattern the new J.W. transbrake valve body has with park, reverse,
neutral, 1st gear, 2nd gear and 3rd gear shift pattern. Williams explains why
the shift pattern has been changed.
This video is hands down the very best treatment of the 400 Turbo transmission ever produced.