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Author Topic:   Gettin Around using a Snap Ring in PGlide Coupler
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 248
posted March 11, 2002 08:38 AM
I've heard nothing but bad things about the snap ring that controls the movement of a coupler for a Powerglide. I think I'm going to put a spacer in between the crank and front of the shaft instead. I have a 400 with a 350 flywheel and spacer with a powerglide. I realize its gonna take some tinkering, but what length should the spacer be? Also, how much play should there be?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 128
posted March 11, 2002 10:33 AM
TCI makes this clamp collar to do away with the lock ring.
Adjustable Slip Collar for TCI Two- Piece Direct Drives 745050

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 230
posted March 15, 2002 02:45 AM
I made a nylon button for this 3years ago and still use it. Sure beats that snap ring . When youre done fitting it you want .060-.040 end play on the coupler .

Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted March 15, 2002 10:14 AM UIN: 16262997
Whats nice about that clamp on ring, you can set it after its in the car.....makes it much thing to note...once you get that coupler in there, if you cant move it back and forth a is bound up and will wear out prematurely....just my experience.


Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted March 18, 2002 02:43 PM
You need 1/8" to 3/16" of movement in the coupler to keep it from binding up in the front pump.

Scott Miller
TCI Automotive, LLC
662-224-8972 ext 332

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 0
posted March 24, 2002 10:37 PM
I have a piece of 1.25 or 1.50 tubing cut a half inch long . works great!!!!

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 230
posted March 31, 2002 05:23 AM
I'll be making another button for my new car. If anyone wants one send me your mail address and I'll make one for ya. I have enough nylon for a 1/2 doz pieces.

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