Transmission Builder near Portland Oregon

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  1. Boedighw

    Boedighw Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a transmission builder near Portland Oregon?

    I dropped my 727 small block with some nice parts off with A1 Performance 5 weeks ago, and they are requesting another 3-4 weeks to complete it. They were upfront with me about their lead time (6 weeks originally), but I have had to call several times (5) just to get an update.

    I can travel from Salem to Portland for a good shop.
     
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      You do realize how simple these are build at home?
      I went to Portland transmission and bought $120 rebuild kit and a transgo shift kit and had no problem rebuilding my transmission as a first-timer...
      I think it was after I got quite a bit of advice from a member here who ran his own transmission shops... if I could quote him and say that if you couldn't rebuild at least three of these a day you wouldn't have a spot at his shop...
      After rebuilding my 904 which is just a smaller version of the 727 in most cases I couldn't understand why someone wouldn't do this themselves unless they were extremely time restricted or something...
       
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      Go get you junk it's a piece of cake...
       
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      Boedighw Well-Known Member

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      JPAR

      Thanks for your thoughts, however, for my build I have already planned and budgeted for a shop to perform this work.

      You are correct in the assumption that I don't have the space and very limited time. With starting a family my time will get less and less for this so I would rather have the car complete.

      So, does anyone know a builder that is reputable and could turn around a transmission by Thanksgiving?
       
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        What extra parts did you buy for it?
         
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        I ask because honestly I'm considering taking the job on my shelf...
         
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        Give Gresham transmission a call @ (503) 669-1555. I race with these guys and they do top notch work. They will take care of you.
         
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