Agreed, diagnosis is important. But I also believe that if it breaks, fix it stronger.
As far as this tranny history goes: The first rebuild was basic one after 120k miles or so. The second was a mild upgrade with a shift improver kit, and quality parts. That lasted about 4 years before I blew up the converter, and broke the transfer case in half. That probably didn't help it's case.
This time we went with a TCI converter and deep pan, custom valve body upgrade and premium parts. I also rebuilt a 229 to replace the cracked unit. I blew it up on a hill at SMORR at few years later. Come to think of it, i blew a front hub out on that same hill. Anyways the converter went south, as well as all the cluthes so this time we went with a custom heavy duty converter, bolt in sprag assembly, clutches, custom filter set up and other goodies he thought of. I thought my tranny woes were done, but after only 3 times out, I blew it up again at Superlift. My tranny guy says the converter survived, but that the guts in the back let go destroying the inside and the case.
I'm still going to upgrade to the 400/300 setup, but for now he's building an all new 727 to hopefully get me by long enough to gather all the parts to do the gear box upgrade correctly.
And again, this thread has been a great help.
Thanks to all contributors.
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