Hughes Transmissions Any Luck With?

Transmission and Drivetrain Tech

  1. 70DusterBob

    70DusterBob Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for a strong 727. Hughes has one for $1,400 w/TC. I was just wondering if anyone has used them before and if so what kind of luck they had with their products or if you had to do a return or get service, how it went.

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    Dusterdenovo Contentedly Old School

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    I bought a 727 and 3000 stall TC from Hughes Performance to run behind my 408 (458hp/503tq). Once I got my Lokar kickdown cable all dialled in, it's been running great for 1700 miles now.

    Just need to install a better ATF cooler than the tube & fin POS I have now. Gets up to 190-200* real quick in any kind of stop & start traffic.
     
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    fishy68 Tyr Fryr's Inc. FABO Gold Member

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    I used one of their converters in a big heavy 4 door full length bed Chevy TH400 with a stout 454 engine scrap hauling truck about 10 yrs. ago and it still works fine today. I've never heard a complaint about Hughes
     
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    My ex partner builds transmissions, "or used to", he said their stuff was good.
    I have a hughs 3800 convertor in my car , a little too loose for street driving for my taste, but works well--------
     
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    Thanks you guys...

    I still haven't gotten one yet. Unexpected financial circumstances.

    Anyhow, I will probably go with the Hughes when I do get one. I have to rebuild the engine first.

    Famous Bob, What did you mean about the TC being too loose for the street? Which one did you get?

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  6. famous bob

    famous bob mopar misfit FABO Gold Member

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    the 3800,sure seems loose ,but my engine is a torque monster , makes it worse.
     
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    3800, wow!
     
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    toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    Ya a torque'y engine doesn't need a loose converter. Sorry, you already know that.
     
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    famous bob mopar misfit FABO Gold Member

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    I f I ever get it to the track, I`m betting it`ll go well over 4000-----------probly wont try it but once tho.-----by choice !!
     
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      toolmanmike FABO MODERATOR Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      And hold on! :lol:
       
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