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I am looking at buying a 327 with a TH400 and I have a Powerglide that I would have to sell if I got that combo and then I would sell the 400 also and get a TH350. How much would you estimate for the price of a Powerglide(works perfect, not show condition though)? And how much would a TH400 go for? The 400 is out of a '57 show car and is really clean. Thanks.
 

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Come On! I know you guys should know ballpark figures of how much these trannies should go for!? FWIW-I told HRH via email a couple hundred for the PG if its good 100 or less if its crapped. for the TH400 somewhere between 6 and 7 hundred since it's good and you can get a new TCI or B&M for about 900.
More input would surely help him!



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I have driven cars with Powerglide and would think that about $50 is the max for a used one. Stick with the TH350.
 

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It drains power, but I'd sure like to have one.

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The TH-350 is by far the best street tranny for a small block or big blocks up to 450+ FT/LB torque or so. I got a real good one for $300 without the converter, extra clutches, shift kit chirps second etc. Had a PG and hated it, but they are good for racing or resto guys, so it should be worth more than $100 to someone who wants it.
The TH-400 does suck up power and is best for hairy big blocks.

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To fill you in a bit in another post (believe it was in Engine and Drivetrain) HRH was convinced into a TH-350 for the ease of swapability(is that a word???) and the 400 being too much tranny for his 327, so he wants to sell the 400 and the PG to recoupe the costs of buying a TH-350 for the 327. He's looking to get a price range so he knows what people will pay, so when he places an ad to sell them he'll be able to sell them rather quickly!


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Sell them quickly... 150 for the powerslide and 550 for the "show quality" 400. That should get you real close to a T350 by TCI. I've seen 400 trade around here for 350-450, but since Hillbilly's is real clean I'd ask more.
 

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I have access to a 400 for $75. Is this a "once in a lifetime" deal?

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Ragtop, YES that is a good deal. However some junkyard TH400s probably go for $150 and up, so it isn't a once in a lifetime deal. Pull the pan and make sure it isn't scrambled. Otherwise buy it, have it gone through and sell it to make some good bucks or keep it for a BB car. I bought a good condition used one for $300. I think I could have done better, but am hoping this one is in as good a shape as the guy promised so I can run it as is behind my BB. It came from a 68 BB Camaro. I have since read that the early (64-67) variable pitch TH400 is noisy and more difficult to rebuild, so look and see if it is a 68 or later, which are all fixed pitch. If you send me the stamped code off of the tag, I can tell you what car/engine/year combination it came from.
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Why do th400s take more HP to run? I only know they do from hearing everyone talk about them but, never heard what exactly is robbing the extra HP. ...................Joe454
 

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What does a junkyard(rebuildable core) TH350 usually go for?

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San Diego's "Ecology" is selling the TH350 for $60.00 and "Pick-Your-Parts" is selling them for $34.95.
 

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Sorry, I was going off the top of my head!

I was going from what I've seen in the Summit Catalog. The actual prices are as follows:
TCI TH400 700 bucks. B&M TH400 800 bucks.(a little less on both counts, I'm rounding the prices off, they're like 685.97 & 799.95 or something)

Thanks for bringing that to my attention, that's what I get for going off the top of the head!
Thanks!

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Hey, forget about the TCI's, I bought one, put it behind my pretty mild 396, (396, performer intake, 650 spread bore, hookers) and broke the input shaft. Their customer service is not dependable. It arrived at the plant in Memphis on 5/27, and I still dont have it back! Go with the B&M, a little more, but its worth it. Some things are so frustrating!!


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Here's a kicker that happened to me awhile back.
I blew the 350 that came in my 68 chevelle(not original engine). So it was near my grandparents' house, so I took it there, then bought a car basically only good for the 350 in it. So I swapped the engines, leaving my blown engine(lots of new parts I could still take off of it), and a powerglide tranny in good condition. I had this guy come and take the car to the junkyard, and we split the cash.
What I found out later was my grandpa tells the guy to throw the tranny and the engine in the car and take em with him, and I get 50 bucks from the whole deal

Guess sometimes the luck isn't with ya, but at least my luck with my new engine for my 68 saved me more now than I lost then
 

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Thanks for all the input guys, it really helped me determine a price. Thanks again. I decided to keep my engine because of gas mileage, but I'll eventually swap into a 350. If I have the time and all the info I'll post the engine in the Common Parts section. The price is $1350 for eng/trans combo and if you want more info you can e-mail me at [email protected]
 
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