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upgrading my slush box....

Well I bought a ton of stuff for my worn out slush box. I cant wait to get it all in and see the result.

Here is the list.

Two different shift kits to achieve the best results
Servo
Servo cover
Valve Body
Valve Body seperator plate
Lube guard to protect against heat
New Ford Torque Converter
Ford Filter and Gasket
Band Adjuster Locknuts
EPC
All shift solenoids (1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5)
Trans Fluid

mechanical fan clutch, no more efan so i can keep it really cool.
4.88s for more bottom end...

I think that is it, I cant wait, should drive like a different truck.

Result of all this will be.

Firm Shifts through every gear
The power actually getting applied to the ground for once
downshifts through every gear
keeps line pressure up which helps with shifting
i am sure some other things.


BIG thanks to NicksterSVT on part selection and supplies.

So I'm broke again, fun stuff.

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looks like you are about to have fun,lol
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looks like you are about to have fun,lol

considering all i have ever done to a tranny was pull the pan.. yep.
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You doing the work yourself? You are a braver man than I! But definatly let us know how it comes out, I know my trans could use some help...
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You doing the work yourself? You are a braver man than I! But definatly let us know how it comes out, I know my trans could use some help...
among other things......


good luck with the work and take lots of pics, definately something i will be keeping an eye on
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y not throw a doubler in the mix? haha

you got *****, good luck
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You doing the work yourself? You are a braver man than I! But definatly let us know how it comes out, I know my trans could use some help...

the actual install yes. but Nick is building up the whole valve body and setting it all up. I paid for that but its a little beyond me. So what i still have to do is drop the trans and install the valve body. I am a bit nervous... lol

I will take as many pictures as possible and let you guys know if its really that hard or worth it.
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good call man.....let me know how it turns out....i might have to get a valve body from him!
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among other things......

squeak squeak squeak chirp squeak
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Zach if you need any help give me a call if I am not working maybe I can cruise on down and give you a hand.
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alright will do chad.

have you dealt with auto trans before?
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I have rebuilt a couple at work and took a trans class when i was going to school. do you have the Ford service manual for your truck.
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No i dont have any manuals...

Nick is going to write down some important stuff that i should watch and what i need to do.

I will let you know when i get everything.
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the biggest thing is torque specs. Your not changing any of the clutch backs so it wont be bad.
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I will see what my dad has planned, if he is going to be busy i could use some help im sure.
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you got my number if you need help. ive seen the guts of a few 4/5r's and done a bunch of valvebodies
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Oh man you are venturing into the red fluid lol. Like chad said stick with the torque specs on everything and just remember where everything went and you should be fine.
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you got my number if you need help. ive seen the guts of a few 4/5r's and done a bunch of valvebodies
yep i remember you telling me that before. that isnt something i forget. :)

oh and i found myself a set of front 4.88s... should be here end of this week.
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Oh man you are venturing into the red fluid lol. Like chad said stick with the torque specs on everything and just remember where everything went and you should be fine.
lol yeah, and i just changed the fluid 2 months ago...
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