View Full Version : Got my Performabuilt trans today!! one question though


Badazz 97 TA
07-14-2008, 04:41 PM
just got home from work and saw a big box by the garage door! so i opened it up. but it doesnt look like a 4L60E. i thought the bellhousing was supposed to be able to come off. it looks like its just one piece. is this a 4L60E for '97 LT1??


http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k277/Pontiac_08/Trans001.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k277/Pontiac_08/Trans002.jpg

performabuilt
07-14-2008, 05:11 PM
NO A 97 LT-1 CAMARO/TRANSAM does not have a removable bell like the 98 up LS1 cars do

Badazz 97 TA
07-14-2008, 05:14 PM
so this is the correct transmission? it will work?

performabuilt
07-14-2008, 05:16 PM
Yes it should be identical to the one in your car .

Badazz 97 TA
07-14-2008, 05:24 PM
awesome!! im gonna get started now. got any special tool that installs this trans on its own? :lol:

performabuilt
07-14-2008, 05:29 PM
I wish if we have that i have a feeling thats all we would sell it would be a hit I am sure

koolrayz
07-14-2008, 05:31 PM
awesome!! im gonna get started now. got any special tool that installs this trans on its own? :lol:

Yes!!!!
Its called money :D
Bring me a pile of it and the magic tool (me)
installs the trans

Badazz 97 TA
07-15-2008, 11:03 PM
ok well i got the old trans out and the new one bolted up!

just one question frank,

i was following the directions about the spacing of the converter to the engine. i just want to make sure i did it right. i seated the converter in the trans and got a measurement of 1in spacing from the bellhousing to the converter. I then measured from the engine block to the back side of the flywheel and got 7/8in. so that leaves me with .13in. is that the correct spacing? within specs? it looks like i wont need spacers(i tried explaining it best as i could)

performabuilt
07-16-2008, 02:38 AM
I think thats about right bot more important though we have not seen this with one of our converters there should be with the converter fully pushed back into the trans approx 1/8 inch space between the converter bolt face and the flex plate,bolt surface

Badazz 97 TA
07-16-2008, 06:51 AM
I think thats about right bot more important though we have not seen this with one of our converters there should be with the converter fully pushed back into the trans approx 1/8 inch space between the converter bolt face and the flex plate,bolt surface


ok yeah there was about 1/8in of space when i pushed it back all the way. i tripled checked because i heard you always had to space a converter and then when it worked out i was wondering what i did wrong. :D

Badazz 97 TA
07-16-2008, 05:55 PM
wow, i just took it for a drive. Awesome! its soo weird driving a stall. its a whole different feeling. you have to press the gas a little bit more to get a going. i did a half throttle launch and i can already feel it pulls a lot better. im happy! i cant wait to go WOT

the only problem right now is i have a pretty good leak coming from the front of the pan. i dont know if the fluid is getting past the pan gasket or what. the whole pan is already covered in fluid

performabuilt
07-16-2008, 09:09 PM
Keep a check on the fluid , check the pan bolts but don't over tighten, Check area around dip stick and lines as they can run down and appear to be the pan.