Really thinking I want an overdrive transmission
My 521 has a fully built C6 with a 3000 stall 10" non lockup converter. Rear gears are 3.55 in a ford 8.8, this is all stuffed in my 87 firebird. The trans used a deep aluminum pan, remote trans filter and also has a super duty trans cooler that's about the size of a radiator.
Its officially warm out and that means car shows and such and I drove my car to a show that was 20 miles away and my trans seems to be overheating. Engine temps get to 190-210 and my trans got to 220-225. This is cruising at 55-60mph at 2800-3000 rpms and its killing my motor and gas! I love the C6 bc I won't be able to break it but an overdrive with a lockup would be perfect and maybe I could actually drive this thing farther than 10 miles away. Trans temps drop to like 200 or so when I get off the highway and stuff.
Anyway I've been looking at my options. Either a E40D with a trans controller, and AOD or a block adapter with a 700r4 or something right? I've rebuilt a few 700r4s and they can handle 700hp reliably. I don't think I want the AOD and I think the E40D is also a good choice. I know the gear vendors unit are good but I loose alot bc I can't have a lockup converter with the GV C6 setup.
What do you guys recommend? And what's the cheapest route? I see the E40Ds for like 2000$ plus core charge and all I would need is a controller and my driveshaft shortened and such. 700r4 would be nice but the adapters are like 500$.
Motor is prob making 550hp and has a NOS kit but prob won't use it for more than 50-150 on track days which won't happen often.
521 BBF 10.8:1 FAST EZ EFI 2.0
2004R GM OD Trans swap, NX NOS kit