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400TH manual VB blew plate gasket

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For no reason and at about 30 MPH I blew a valve body plate gasket. It locked up the rear tires until I shifted it back tp 2nd. My transmission man told me it probably blew the gasket causing pressure to bleed over into reverse and locking up. He was spot on. He suggested I put it back together without gaskets on either side. Has any of you experienced anything similar? I've driven and raced it for a couple years with no issues until this.
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There was a reason for the failure and its probably an internal pressure build up.You really need to know what kit is in your valve body and make sure the plates and balls are right ,and you fluid flow path is not starting to contrict.(pluged cooler etc).this can get dangerous and expensive quiet quickly.
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