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    Posted: 10 July 2019 at 6:16pm
Looking at a 1970 commando for some parts. It has a 225 in it, which is the main reason I want it. It’s an automatic tranny, which should be a t400 right? Is there any demand for the auto trans? 
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The implication here is that the Commando can't be saved.  That's too bad.  Cry
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Lotsa projects here have been thought of in the same way maybe....what's the rest of the Commando look like?

Yes, you should be able to sell the Turbo400.


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Unfortunatly the body is toast. It was apparently parked
 in the woods under a tarp  for the last 30 years. The engine turns by hand though. My plan is to get the engine running if possible, then part out what I can and scrap the rest. I seems to have some good parts. The running gear should be pretty easy to get rid of I think. It even has a 30 spline, Dana 44 rear, although center diff. Is the trans the same as any 400 that would bolt to a small block or something special? 
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The trans might have the Buick-Olds-Pontiac engine bolt pattern instead of the Chevy pattern.  That might be worth something extra.  Or not.  Ya never know 'til ya try.
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Heck  just stuff the running gear under your rig. it should have sag steering in it. larger brakes.  It would be the BOP T400 trans. Nearly bullet proof.

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