GM Automatic Overdrive Transmission: Builder's and Swapper's Guide
GM Automatic Overdrive Transmission: Builder's and Swapper's Guide

GM Automatic Overdrive Transmission: Builder's and Swapper's Guide

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GM Automatic Overdrive Transmission: Builder's and Swapper's Guide
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In this book, expert mechanic and drag racer Cliff Ruggles demystifies the popular GM 700-R4 and 4L60 automatic transmissions. Keeping the enthusiast in mind, Ruggles explains the history of these transmissions, presents critical identification guidelines, and leads the reader through the complete disassembly, repair and upgrade, and assembly processes. DIY-ers will learn how to test their transmission to ensure its proper operation before installing it in the car.




Chapter 1: History

Chapter 2: Getting Started

  • Safety Equipment
  • A Place to Work
  • Air Tools 
  • Hand Tools
  • Special Tools

Chapter 3: Rebuilding

  • Transmission Disassembly 
  • Assembling the Transmission 
  • Input Drum Rebuilding 
  • Reverse Drun Rebuilding
  • Oil Pump Rebuilding 
  • Valve Body and Related Parts

Chapter 4: Shift Kits

  • Accumulators 
  • Corvette Servo
  • Boost Vaves
  • Seperator Plates 
  • Torque Converter Clutch

Chapter 5: Torque Converters

  • History of Torque Converters
  • Fluid Couplings 
  • How It Works 
  • Torque Converter Operation
  • Front Drive Cover
  • Carbon Phenolic Spacer 
  • Torque Converter Pump
  • Turbine
  • Stator
  • Piston Dampener Assembly 
  • Slippage vs. Torque vs. Vehicle Weight
  • Torque Converter Characteristics
  • Selecting a Converter
  • Effects of Tight/Loose Converters 
  • Aftermarket Converters
  • What Should You Do For a Converter?
  • Quarter-Mile Driving Techniques
  • Tips for Selecting a Converter 

Chapter 6: Transmission Removal and Installation

  • Tips for Removing Transmissions
  • Tips for Installing Transmissions

Chapter 7: Swapper’s Guide

  • Step-by-Step Swap: TH350 to TH700-R4
  • Swap Parts Guide
  • Cruise RPM Charts
  • Electronic Transmission Controllers 
  • Transmission Swap Charts 
  • Swapper’s Source Guide
Publisher: CarTech, S-A Design
Softcover: Approx. 126 pages
Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.3 inches
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