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Transmission books help

Post by prairiehotrodder » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:20 am

Its come time for me to learn how to build an automatic transmission. I built one in school 15 years ago but none since and that one was for a stock application. Basically I just want to be good at turbo 350, 400 and powerglide transmissions for performance street to drag racing applications. I'm a journeyman mechanic but I never got into transmissions and therefore never gained any confidence with them or experience. I was thinking of purchasing a few books to get me started. I checked out amazon and I see a few old ones by SA and HP books. Are there any newer more current ones or any favorites you would suggest ? Thanks
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Re: Transmission books help

Post by 6.50camaro » Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:21 pm

Carl Munroe' s books on powerglides and torqueflites from HP books are really good . Not sure of TH350' s and TH400' s .I would be interested in a good TH400 book myself. Dan

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Re: Transmission books help

Post by TRN » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:13 pm

I second the recommendation for Carl Munro's powerglide book. Ron Sessions is the author of a couple good books:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/turbo- ... gI4UPD_BwE

https://www.biblio.com/book/how-work-mo ... gISBfD_BwE

If you can get in touch with John Kilgore, he will teach you more about the TH400 than you can absorb.

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Re: Transmission books help

Post by Alan Roehrich » Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:15 pm

The ATSG manuals for the basics. They cover stuff that the HP books assume you know.

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Re: Transmission books help

Post by exhaustgases » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:10 am

The factory training publications are very nice, and have good hydraulic schematics and descriptions of operation.

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Re: Transmission books help

Post by shoedoos » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:16 am

www.ckperformance.com has a very good TH400 resource manual...

and then there's always youtube if you wish to visually absorb the many tips and tricks......

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