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Author Topic:   Jammin where is that P/Glide info
bbracer17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 252
posted November 24, 2001 02:03 PM
Hey Jammin I can't seem to find that thread about building your own Power Glide. I looked through the archives but I must be missing it. I'm getting ready to build my own and wanted to read that info again.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5060
posted November 24, 2001 02:07 PM UIN: 16262997
To save all the fuss and the work on the deal.....TCI is coming out with a new valve body that does the same thing as we were talking about on the thread. It is a better unit because it inhances the fluid pressure on the high gear clutches. It will be better than using the stock valvebody and it will also dump internally just as we had spoken about. Just keep an ear out about it and we will let you know when it is available.

jammin

bbracer17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 252
posted November 24, 2001 06:02 PM
Does that mean that thread doesn't exist anymore?

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5060
posted November 24, 2001 06:09 PM UIN: 16262997
No, it does exist..you just have to change how many days your looking back.(drop down box)

jammin

racinrich66
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted November 28, 2001 11:28 AM
If you go to your local book store there is a new book out about race powerglides. It is more for the dragracer than the circle track guy. It does have 4-5 chapters on circle track powerglides. I think its worth the money.

bbracer17
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 252
posted November 28, 2001 06:55 PM
Thanks I think I will go look for one.

Owner 99
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted November 28, 2001 09:52 PM
You can call RC Transmissions, in Peoria, IL at 309-673-4124. Ask for Eddie, and let him know you are looking for a racing powerglide. Robert Crump is the guy that is building them, but Eddie can give you the correct info or the number for Robert, as he is working at another location.

I ran one of their powerglides last season. Just put in first gear and bring the engine up to about 1500 rpm, and the car takes off. Take it up to about 3000 or 4000 rpm, or higher if you like, then shift to high gear.

I have read most of the info on what has been written, some is in the right direction, but there are a coupe of holes in the case that need to be drilled, and some mill work in the valve body that needs to be done to make the thing work exactly right.

I ran mine about 18 nights without any problems. If you want yours to be right, just call RC Trans, they are real resonable. Maybe he will sell you a valve body, and tell you the other holes that need to be drilled. Robert has also changed the shift pattern on his powerglides, so that it runs, P R N 1 2. This lets you start in low, and just pull the shifter back as hard as you wish to high. You will never hit neutral or reverse by accident. He makes a neet shifter that comes with the trans.

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