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Old 07-07-2016, 09:04 AM   #1
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I have a 1996 National Seabreeze 129 with a 454 Chevy Engine, AT. Trying to find out what brand the transmission is and if it has a timing chain or belt. Would like to tow a small car but it is soooooo doggie in the mountains and on steep hills.

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Sorry I can't help with your question! Keep her between the ditches!

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The 454 in a light duty truck had chain and gears. I can not imagine why they would change it for other applications. Sorry it is not for sure but hope it helps

If you take a picture of the transmission pan to a local Napa they could probably identify the trans for you. Most have trans identification sheets from Pioneer or ATK that would help. numbers from the transmission case would get you there as well.

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Your trans if it is original should be a GM 4L80 E 4spd auto overdrive. Engine definately has timing chain. If the 8th digit of your vin is an N you have a 454 Throttle body injected motor. The Vortec motor didntb come out till mid 97. You should be able to tow small vehicle no problem. You can always install a banks Cat back exhaust and ram air to give you more power.

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