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Ive seen things for a reverse pattern (valve body :?:) but does that reverse the whole gear box or just the forward gears

I was wondering if it was possible to swap the forward gears only so instead of R,N,D,2,1 you could have R,N,1,2,D :beuj:

Were talking the good old Th350 and maybe the 700R4

I wish this snow would melt cos then my brain would get a rest :beuj: its starting to hurt now :shake:
 

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Vin, next time we see each other take JJ for a spin, and see what a pain in the arse it is on the street :shake:
 

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Forgot to mention, theres no `D` mines P R N 1 2 3 you still have to change up and down the box manually :sniff:
 

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Tony, You've got a manual valve body as well as a reverse shift pattern, but you already know that...lol. I don't really see the point with these modifications unless you're going for what they were designed for, primarily racing. As Tony says, on the street they can be a pain in the arse as with higher stall converters in street applications. Personally i'd forget about the 350 and 700r4 and go for a 'glide. Ya cant get a more reliable, robust simple trans in my opinion.
 

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Ive seen things for a reverse pattern (valve body :?:) but does that reverse the whole gear box or just the forward gears

I was wondering if it was possible to swap the forward gears only so instead of R,N,D,2,1 you could have R,N,1,2,D :beuj:

Were talking the good old Th350 and maybe the 700R4

I wish this snow would melt cos then my brain would get a rest :beuj: its starting to hurt now :shake:
What do you want to do with the car? how much power?
someone has already answered your question on gear patterns.
 

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surely it cant be that much of a pain to drive on the road? i mean if it was a manual car u would have to have a clutch and change gear more times!

jim
 

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A manual valve body without a reverse pattern can be a real pain in the arse! Especially with a ratchet shifter.
Having to ratchet thru all the gears to go from neutral to first and back just isn't on.
 

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Dragging not Bragging
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A manual valve body without a reverse pattern can be a real pain in the arse! Especially with a ratchet shifter.
Having to ratchet thru all the gears to go from neutral to first and back just isn't on.
I think Briz is on my wave length here why go from neutral to 3d surely Neutral to 1st would be better

And if your racing and you floor it then g force pushes you back so why fight it and push the lever (shifter) forward :beuj:
 

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Reverse pattern manual valve bodies are no problem at all on the street, been doing it for the last 20 odd years. You do need a good shifter though. Forward pattern manual is asking for trouble in a racing situation, missing 3rd and getting neutral or reverse instead ain't much fun.
 
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