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Author Topic:   Pushstart with Powerglide
RangeRover
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 174
posted October 31, 2002 01:36 PM
I fear the day that my car should stall on the track for some reason and not be able to start it. I've heard that there are ways to make a powerglide able to be pushstarted. Does anyone know the details involved with this.

rico 08
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted October 31, 2002 05:04 PM
WHERE'S THE POWERGLIDE GUY WHEN U NEED HIM?OH WELL I'LL GIVE U MY 575,WHAT U NEED ROVER IS A REAR PUMP POWERGLIDE THAT WAY WHEN THE DRIVESHAFT IS SPINNING IT'S BUILDING PRESSURE TO ENGAGE THE CLUTCHES/BANDS AND IT WILL START ONLY THING I'VE HEARD IS YOU HAVE TO REALLY GET GOING(OVER 40-50 MPH)FOR THIS TO WORK.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted October 31, 2002 05:24 PM UIN: 54865418
they make a push start valve that uses a clutch type pedal you can get them at midwest motorsports for $90

3sebo
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted November 01, 2002 10:35 PM
I have a bump start valve in my car.It's a imca stock car, stock power glide except for some shafts push in the petal as the tow truck gives ya a push an away it go's

redneck racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 276
posted November 15, 2002 11:42 PM
Correct me if im wrong but the bump start valve will only work if your running direct drive? Eddie

powerglides
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted November 18, 2002 09:01 AM
True, an add on bump start, either pedal, or direct lever actuated requires a coupler. A rear pump tranny can be push started with a converter. But why drag around a pump pumping oil into the pan, using up horsepower. You don't win features that way! Besides 90% of starting system failures are MAINTENANCE related.

redneck racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 276
posted November 19, 2002 06:07 PM
Powerglides i agree with you but our rules dictate dragging this stuff around. Eddie

o5racer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted November 21, 2002 08:08 PM
You do NOT have to use a direct drive for the bump start to work. A couple of the guys at my track have them. when you push the pedal it manually locks the trans in low and spins the input shaft faster than the drive shaft. If it has a direct drive the motor turns over right away. if it has a converter it has to be moving a little faster but not much.

tyler weiss
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted November 24, 2002 09:11 AM
Do you need a bump start valve if you are running a direct drive coupler ? Is this just a bolt on part ?

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