For hi-performance vehicles and street rods.
For proper operation all vacuum lines & kick-down components MUST BE USED.
Factory automatic type shift pattern & manual hold operation.
Complete unit comes with general installation instructions.
Higher Torque and Thrust Capacity
Improved Oil Circulation
Significant Slippage Reduction
Hi-Perf. Auto/manual valve body and Pressure regulator
HD outer Race standard, (Mech. Diode and drum assembly optional)
High Performance Clutch Packs
|-FM||Full Manual - Forward shift pattern||$232.30||$273.70
|-AK||CNC Adapter Ring - GM to Ford...w/flexplate & crank pilot (Specify engine size & balance)||$652.05||$767.05
|-HDS||Heavy Duty Sprag & Drum Assembly||$471.50||$555.45
|-DS||Dip Stick & Tube (cadmium plated w/ locking top - specify engine)||$79.35||$93.15
|-IN||300M Input Shaft||$388.70||$456.55
|-BL||SFI Bellhousing- installed for GM||$388.70||$456.55
|-BK||SFI Bellhousing Adapter Kit- Ford (includes flexplate and crank pilot)||$807.30||$949.90
Pro S/S Turbo 350 Buick-Olds-Pontiac
Fill out the "Converter Application Form" to determine correct converter size &
stall rpm. All transmissions with converters and related equipment will ship by
Freight in a special container.
|12"||Towing Heavy Duty - Low Stall||1300 - 1600 RPMs||375||300||$280.60||$330.05
|12"||Stock||1500 - 1800 RPMs||375||300||$233.45||$274.85
|10"||Street/Strip...low torque||2800 - 3800 RPMs||600||425||$589.95||$693.45
|12"||Street/Strip||2000 - 2500 RPMs||400||350||$353.05||$415.15
|10"||Street/Strip...high torque||2200 - 3500 RPMs||650||550||$807.30||$949.90
|12"||Street/Strip||1800 - 2100 RPMs||400||350||$299.00||$351.90
Which 3-speed trans should be used for a GM small block application?
As long as the power rating of the engine is less than 500hp the most common trans for this set up is the Turbo350.
Is a Deep Pan availaible for the Street/Strip TH350?
There are "aftermarket" deep pans available, but they're not really necessary because the OA size of the TH350 is already large enough for adequate fluid cooling and exchange.
Why would I need or want to use a lower gearerd Turbo 350.
The "low-gear" (2.75) planetary gear set offers a 10% increase in 1st gear over the stock ratio. As an example, with a 3.73 rear the car would launch as if it had 4.10 gears. It generally improves the launch capability of all cars with a higher rear axle ratio. This has a real advantage for vehicles weighing more than 3500lbs. This option can also be used to reduce the rear axle ratio by 10% or more to lower engine rpm at highway speeds and improve gas mileage.
When should a Turbo 400 be considered over using the Turbo 350?
Generally a Turbo 400 is preferred when the motor is producing more than 500hp and greater bottom end torque. This is typical with stroker motors and big blocks.
What is the weakest link in the Turbo 350 in Hi-performance applications?
The most common hardpart failure in this trans is the spring/roller and outer race assembly. Each time the trans is shifted into 2nd gear the direct drum applies a load to the spring-roller outer race assembly. When these elements are unevenly loaded (due to uneven drum rotation) they will fail or the race will crack. To eliminate this problem we've replaced these compenents with a mechanical diode. This component is secured to the existing drum with an adapter ring. With the addition of this option the drum will provide a more evenly distributed load and eliminate the problem of premature failure.
What kind of transmission fluid should I use?
For Street and Street/Strip applications we only recommend the use of Ford type "F" Transmission fluid. For Extreme Duty applications we only recommend the use of ULX-110 type fluid. Both of these fluids are natural Petrolium based. Both of these fluids contain zinc which is the primary additive for proper lubrication for high performance transmissions. We do not recomend synthetic transmission fluids.
How much transmission fluid does my transmission take?
The transmission and torque convertor can take anywhere from 9 to 13 quarts of fluid. Most of the fluid is contained in the torque convertor. After installation of the transmission and convertor is complete, pour (4-5) quarts of transmission fluid into the transmission. Then place transmission into neutral, start engine, and quickly add transmission fluid until it reaches the full mark (pan rail level on most applications) on the dipstick. Shift transmission into reverse and let run approximately (3) minutes. Running in reverse (3) minutes will give any contaminants in the transmission, converter, cooler or lines a chance to settle into the transmission pan and not be introduced to the automatic shift control part of the valve body or governor, causing the shift valves to stick. For more details follow link. http://www.fbperformance.com/NewSite/page.asp?get=14&t=Bottom2
Why is the automatic transmission generally perfered over a stick shift transmission?
From a convenience stand point, most high performance automatic transmissions have the ability to be shifted manually or automatically. From an efficiency standpoint, today’s automatic transmissions incorporate a more efficient torque converter that is specifically built for each application. These torque converters have the ability to multiply the engines torque during the stall phase. A clutch on the other hand, simply is along for the ride by connecting the engines power to drive-line. All converters also have a built-in fluid dampening feature. For the higher horsepower applications the automatic transmission and converter combination is more often than not more durable and reliable than the clutch and standard gear box combination. We’ve found when doing conversions from stick to automatic in high performance vehicles that these cars generally drop from a half to three quarters of a second in elapsed time in the quarter mile.