Hey gang, been a while....
Well, looks like my late father's 1990 Chevy 3500 1-ton dually ext.-cab is coming home with me. Not a bad old truck....med. metallic blue, stainless wheel simulators, aluminum diamond-plate running boards and I think a Lund visor. Will get some pics when I go to retrieve it in a few weeks(it's at his buddie's place right now, dad parked it due to a leaking rear wheel brake cylinder). Only body issues are a slight amount of cancer in the ext.-cab corners(where thay all get eaten up...will adrress that one quickly). The fact that it was the newest vehicle my dad ever owned, and that it's kind of a rare bird around these parts factor into me keeping it and not just fixing and flipping for profit.
This has the TBI 454(the original overheated Rat was replaced with one from a 1991 454SS), and the original TH400. Yup, ol'smoke finally has a big-block.
Granted, it's a 1-ton dually, and urged by a big-block....it ain't a fuel miser, and nothing short of converting to electric power will make it so.....but would be nice to have some kinda OD to make it a bit more liveable on longer road treks.
I know they were offered with the TH7004R's, as well as the NV 5-speeds...but converting to the 5-speed is a gamble(most of those were junk anyhow), and the TH400's are a stronger transmission than the 700's ever thought of being(IMHO).
Looking for suggestions for OD alternatives.......not going to drive it all the time, but would like to be able to take it on longer road trips without having to remortgage the house for gas money.