Hello, just joined and thought id introduce myself,
Im out in the greater montreal area, picked up a nice 1966 4 door impala this spring.. Currently has an olds 307 and 200-4r ( out of what i believe was a 1984 cutlass or delta 88/98 ..) Slapping together a modest 350, to give it a little more of a growl..
Hold onto that 200R4. Especially if it has a dual bolt pattern case as I suspect it does. It can be rebuilt with aftermarket parts to hold a thousand horsepower which is ridiculous because horsepower doesn't break anything, torque does. It is just a way of saying it can be made a lot stronger than stock for not a whole lot more than a standard rebuild would cost you (labor rate remains the same your just paying for parts).
The most famous 200R4 expert in this country (the lower 48) is Art Carr out of southern California whose shop is cleverly called California Performance Transmissions:
Thanks Big Dave, yes it does have a dual bolt pattern, as I mentioned in a nother bread, I really need picked up another 200-4r Dual bolt pattern too..
For 100 dollars Canadian, and it came with a D5 Torque converter too.. Missing the flex plate dust cover and tv cable though.. I don't intend on going up the old four door impala for race.. Just want a beefy cruiser so im a big fan of the o/d and its already set up for the 200-4r... Thanks for the tranny shop referal, unforunatly due to shipping costs. Best i find one up here in canada...there is a shop about 10 blocks from my place, but I don't know if they can handle old school transmissions with race mods, and I don't know for my application just how much work and money I should put into it.