Hi from Australia

Kizza

New Member
Hi members
Thought I'd better introduce myself after gleaning info from here for quite a while. I don't own a Buick and they aren't common over here. I do have a bit of a thing for '56 2 doors though. And the g bodies of course. That brings me to the reason I've searched the forums and joined. I have a 200-4R to build for my '61 Impala with 350 to replace the powerglide. I'm really only acquiring bits and pieces at the moment so when I'm able (back injury) I'm good to go. I've got all but quality rebuild kit and billet forward drum to go. These boxes are very uncommon down under but I really thought it worth importing one over using the 700r4 that is available here. The info from these pages is priceless.
Anyway thanks for letting me join.
 

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1986 Buick GX1

GX1 #001 [The One and Only]
Welcome to the forum. That’s a nice looking car you’ve got there!
It looks like you need a quality rebuild kit and a billet forward drum. Do you need a rebuildable 200R4 as well?

Dave Husek would have the parts you need as well as the insight to set it up for your car.

He’s a great guy and always available to chat.


My old next door neighbor moved to Australia. Do you know her? Lol
 

Kizza

New Member
Thanks mate. From what I've read Dave is the man. I already have a good core and I'm collecting bits when I can afford it. I've got most the hard parts sorted except the forward drum . I'll talk to Dave about that and a soft parts kit. It's a bit of a long term project though as I'm waiting for a fusion of my back.
 

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1986 Buick GX1

GX1 #001 [The One and Only]
Yah, that’s her. Lol

Just a few more parts and you’ll be set. That, and a good back.
Back troubles are no joke! Prayers for a speedy recovery.
 

grass doctor

Dream Catcher
I would really try for the 4R swap it has been done many times and is a great fit... in that application ... I am sure some of our guys would help you out Husek..Janis .. couple others... anyways where's Cheryl...thats what im talking about :p
 

Kizza

New Member
I've had the box in my garage for 2 years. It's pulled down. So far I've got sprags, 10 vane pump, sun shell, stator, teflon pump bushing, and probably a few other bits. I'm also waiting for rear selective washers and I've gone with a transgo hd2 with servo. By the time I had a CK kit and servo I would have spent at least twice what the transgo kit is. Better spending money on a kit and billet forward drum. Also need a billet anchor etc.
I'll get in touch with Dave Husek for the other bits. He did say on FB to call so I'll get in touch to see what he can do for me. As it sits it probably about 400 hp and same torque. But I have thoughts of adding a torqstorm sometime.
Thanks for the welcome fellas. And I've already learned a lot from the transmission section. I'll have to look in boost pages as well. Cheryl
 

KC87

Well-Known Member
I would really try for the 4R swap it has been done many times and is a great fit... in that application ... I am sure some of our guys would help you out Husek..Janis .. couple others... anyways where's Cheryl...thats what im talking about :p
Cheryl left after taking all your dolla. :LOL:
@Kizza, haven't heard anything in the news lately about all the fires, hows that going?
 

KC87

Well-Known Member
We've had torrential rain for 4 weeks so all the fires are out.
Standard Aussie weather!

Long time ago I met this girl, Cassandra from Australia, mistakenly said I liked her British accent. Whoa, never ever compare the two. Almost became an international incident. :eek:
 

Kizza

New Member
Long time ago I met this girl, Cassandra from Australia, mistakenly said I liked her British accent. Whoa, never ever compare the two. Almost became an international incident. :eek:
Wow do you know Cassandra?
Lucky you didn't get a ride to the emergency department lol!
 
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