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Trans. Question's gary 1-4-03  
Would anyone happen to know if a "Lock Up Torque Converter" would hold up to a Heavy "weight wise" 31 foot Class A M/H? And,or, would anyone know if a 4 speed GM automatic, pre computer trans. model, would bolt up to a 1987 GM 454, without having to change drive shaft length? I wouldn't mind changing the joke, but as far as having it cut, no thanks,there isn't any shops around here I would trust doing that.
Re: Trans. Question's Joe 1-6-03  
Lock up convertors will work with the larger motorhomes, however you will have to get a transmissiom from a later motorhome and all the necessary related parts. The lock up overdrive transmissions need many signals to make tham function properly. You would have to get the computer, along with temperature, speed, and throttle position sensors for a start among other things depending on what trans you install. The motorhome driveshafts vary so much that you would have to have one made to order.
Re: Trans. Question's JR 1-11-03  
A solution to your "lock-up" four speed auto is Jet Trans' (and others) offering the 4L80E trans for custom use. It is supplied with its own stand alone computer, so it does not require all the orig wiring, sensors, VSS and such. They are relatively expensive, but very durable and simple to install. Gives you everything you want. Driveshaft alteration would be the only modification for installation. These transmissions will easily handle any motorhome applications. Don't pull one from a junkyard unless you plan use donor engine, wiring harness, and computer. BIG Job. JR
Re: Trans. Question's Wayne 2-4-03  
I have a 1976 Dodge rv and the tranny does not always stay ingaged at idel. When I step on the gas it does a clunk and from then on it seems to operate fine.
I've been told it needs a trany tune up to clean the screen etc..
Any advise would be appreciated.
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