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powerglide help

Post by prairiehotrodder » Sun Oct 11, 2015 12:25 am

I'm getting ready to build up a glide for a street / strip malibu with a 540 BBC. Hope to eventually be making 800 hp. There is alot of exspensive parts that can go into a glide. Just wondering whats necessary and whats not. So far the only things i've bought are a V8 glide core with a 1.76 planetary and an ATI 300M input shaft.
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Re: powerglide help

Post by Greenlight » Sun Oct 11, 2015 2:33 am

The 300M input shaft and a good high gear clutch pack, like the one shown in the link below.


http://www.altousa.com/downloads/tech-d ... -BM326.pdf

Also, replace the cast band apply piston with a billet one and replace the cast high gear clutch hub with an aftermarket hub.

https://www.tsr-racing.com/powerglide/p ... -deep.html

http://www.jegs.com/i/ATD/507/28821-01K ... fgodle4Bkw
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Re: powerglide help

Post by VegaJohn » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:40 pm

What does your Malibu weigh? Is a glide going to help you? I only ask cause my Vega is the first car I've had with a glide. It only weighs 2540lbs with me in it. A buddy of mine has an Astre that is 250lbs heavier and runs a TH400. I have 31x13 slicks he has 28x10.5 slicks. He has wheels up 1.42 60 foots and I have 1.46 60 foots barely lifting a tire. I'm faster in the 1/8th cause I have more HP (6.51 Vs 6.99) but his car launches harder with the extra gear reduction. Just wondering if a glide is going to gain you anything. I will say if you are bracket racing the glide is more consistant.

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Re: powerglide help

Post by prairiehotrodder » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:59 am

3300 with me in it. I'm swapping my rear gear to a 4.10 and getting bigger tires as well along with a new ATI convertor. Its going to bring my rpm's at the end of the track up to where my motor makes power. Hopefully it will also add consistency to my 60 ft. Right now i have very poor inconsistent 60's.
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Re: powerglide help

Post by mike hohnstein » Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:30 am

I like a 4.56.

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