FROM THE DRIVER SEAT
This was the first transmission I've installed and besides the 4WD to 2WD issues (like new tranny mount, crossmember relocation, the welded crossover exhaust tube, and buying a new driveshaft), it was a straightforward process. Thankfully, we didn't have a hard deadline, so working on it for a full weekend wasn't a big deal and like all wrenching, several trips to the parts and hardware stores were required, (but when aren't they required). Now the truck has a crisp 1-2 shift and strongly holds each gear, helping get the big Jimmy down the highway. The best parts of this install are seeing the Jimmy driving under its own power, keeping a cool truck on the road, and knowing we did the work ourselves.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Time Spent Working: A Weekend
Degree Of Difficulty: Moderate
(mechanical ability and ability to follow instructions are key)

Tools Needed:
Large hydraulic jack, jack stands, assorted wrenches and sockets, flare nut wrenches, screwdriver, torque wrench, rubber mallet, wide piece of wood for tranny support

Parts Used:
B&M 700-R4 transmission 117101 $1,686.81
B&M Tork Master 2000 rpm torque converter 70420 $244.65
B&M Lockup control 70244 $186.13
B&M T/V kickdown cable 70242 $39.95
B&M Trick Shift transmission fluid $59.99 (case of 12 quarts)
Used speedometer gear adapter $29.99
Miscellaneous Grade 8 bolts for tranny housing $11.00
Transmission mount from '85 Chevy Camaro $12.99
Driveline's Inc. custom one-piece driveshaft $300.00

Total: $2,571.51
(All B&M prices from Bmracing.com, all others vary by location and do not include tax, shipping, or installation)

SOURCE
B&M Racing
9142 Independence Avenue
Chatsworth
CA  91311
818-882-6422
www.bmracing.com
Drivelines, Inc.
25651 Taladro Circle
Mission Viejo
CA  92691
949-951-9673
www.drivelinesinc.com