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I've talked with Clay Jr. a few times over the last year or so and finally pulled the trigger on a 2004r from C the doctor.

I am planning to do the swap in the next month or so and will be replacing my rebuilt th350 with reverse manual valve body that's been behind my 350hp 350 for the last 4 or so years. I've probably put less than a 1000 miles on it, but I really need that extra gear for freeway driving.

I am going to be doing the swap in my garage on jackstands so I am looking for any advice from those that have gone this route. Clay hooked me up with all the necessary stuff (tv cable, lockup kit, etc) so I think the only thing I need to buy is the 2004r crossmember. I was going to wait and see if I could modify the 350 crossmember, but it doesn't look like there's enough length on the subframe rails to allow it to move back enough. Anyone had succes doing this?

What tips you got for me? I appreciate it.
 

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I have done the swap on both, my 81 Corvette and my 71 Acadian. Bow-Tie is the best cross member. :yes:

For a car on jack stands, I used a tranny jack from Harbour-Freight, and it worked ok.

I have been meaning to get the pre-load spring for the TV-cable from Art Carr.

For shift linkage, I used a Kugel >>> http://www.bowtieoverdrives.com/catalog/catalog_inc/viewitem.php?ITEMID=193

I suppose a kit similar would be the Lokar AC-1800 >>> http://www.jegs.com/i/Lokar/625/ACA-1800/10002/-1

GerryLP:cool:
 

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The BTO's crossmembers, at least for 3rd Gen and Vette, are shaped simarly to a pedal operated three-wheeled scooter's handle. On the Vette, I have 2.5" pipes, and it showed no issues; however, I have 2-1/4" diameter on Acadian.

Please show us your progress. :D

GerryLP:cool:
 
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