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#783452 - Sat Sep 24 2011 08:47 PM saginaw 3 speed overdrive transmission
topper1 Offline
New Guy
Registered: Sat Aug 20 2011 08:08 PM
Posts: 7
Loc: pittsville, wisc
I have acquired a saginaw 3 spd overdrive transmission...I don't know what it came from. ( A chevy I would imagine) I don't think it really matters.I intend to dissasemble it to see if it is alright internally. My question???/ Has anyone done this swap or should I not even consider it? I realize these aren't the strongest transmissions but I don't intend to do any real heavy hauling with my 3/4 ton anyhow. Just looking for a little better milage. Thx for any help or info anyone can provide. Chris
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#783537 - Sun Sep 25 2011 10:52 AM Re: saginaw 3 speed overdrive transmission [Re: topper1]
sclor Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Registered: Mon Jan 08 2007 12:00 PM
Posts: 104
Loc: New Orleans
Have a read through this thread? Do you have a 4 bolt side cover or a seven bolt? There were two different versions for this tranny. Actually they are pretty tough transmissions. The only thing that is getting a bit hard to find is the electric solenoid and governor switch for them. I have the seven bolt later tranny with synchro first and think it was my best addition to my GMC with 305E V6.
Regards,
Steve
New Orleans

http://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbt...2648#Post712648
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#783572 - Sun Sep 25 2011 12:20 PM Re: saginaw 3 speed overdrive transmission [Re: sclor]
topper1 Offline
New Guy
Registered: Sat Aug 20 2011 08:08 PM
Posts: 7
Loc: pittsville, wisc
Thx for the thread info....it is much appreciated. Chris
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#783575 - Sun Sep 25 2011 12:27 PM Re: saginaw 3 speed overdrive transmission [Re: topper1]
LONGBOX55 Offline
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Registered: Mon May 08 2006 12:00 PM
Posts: 9247
Loc: DANVILLE IL
I wouldn't be concerned about the strength, the main transmission is the same as the base transmisson used in the 3/4 tons. It also saw use behind the FI 283s, 327s, and Big Blocks.
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#783577 - Sun Sep 25 2011 12:32 PM Re: saginaw 3 speed overdrive transmission [Re: LONGBOX55]
topper1 Offline
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Registered: Sat Aug 20 2011 08:08 PM
Posts: 7
Loc: pittsville, wisc
Thx Bill...I appreciate any and all info. Chris
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