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dragrace505
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Transmission Shield

Post by dragrace505 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:54 pm

Hello, I was just wondering what brand transmission shield fits the best on a 1980 Malibu (sbc 383 with powerglide transmission) with a stock floor and transmission tunnel?

Is it better to go with a transmission blanket for fitment purposes even though you have to get it recertified every two years?

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Re: Transmission Shield

Post by 1981Regal » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:11 pm

It's better than no protection. I would recommend an ultra bell and sfi approved flexplate. Though it comes back to your intentions with the car.
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Re: Transmission Shield

Post by dragrace505 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:22 pm

I have an sfi approved flexplate and an jw ultrabell. I need a shield for the transmission case.

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Re: Transmission Shield

Post by dragrace505 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:44 am

I was just wondering if anyone on this forum uses a transmission case shield. If so, did you have any fitment issues?

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Re: Transmission Shield

Post by prairiehotrodder » Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:09 pm

blanket works for me. I sell my old ones when they expire to stock car racers or 4x4 guys.
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Re: Transmission Shield

Post by dragrace505 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:20 am

The blanket doesn't interfere with the shifter linkage? How often do they have to be renewed?

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Re: Transmission Shield

Post by bracketchev1221 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:30 pm

The blanket is by far easier to clear the floor with. When I had mine I made a small bracket that went off the pan rail to keep the blanket off of the shift linkage. As far as recert, a shield needs it too. So no savings there. I had mine done once in 10 years. :-$
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