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jwracing48612
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 34
posted April 05, 2004 08:37 PM  
im putting together a dirt modified to run on 1/4 mile track wondering what trans i should use dont have alot of money to play with but also want to be competitive too any suggestions will help thanks jwracing

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted April 05, 2004 08:59 PM  
i have a falcon. i used a 3 speed saginaw till i could afford the falcon. they are much better than a powerglide. a falcon or bert or brinn cost alot up front but save money, they last a long time and will pep up your rear hp over stock.
my advice just get a cheap 3 speed and save your money for a falcon.

jwracing48612
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 34
posted April 05, 2004 09:17 PM  
thanks for the reply i have th350 a local tranny shop said they would do it up for 300 bucks my car is a four bar will i have any conflicts in rear end movement with a 3 speed or th350 thanks again

brownstone
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted April 06, 2004 07:22 AM  
yes you will have travel issues. I run a powerglide and had the output shaft turned down to get enough travel. I would not waste money on a /th350. a powerglide will work with a cradle and the above mentioned change. you must make these changes if you want to run a 4 bar, and not break anything. The bert, brinn, falcons, are the way to go if you can afford it otherwise the glide or a 3 speed.

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jwracing48612
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 34
posted April 06, 2004 04:14 PM  
thanks again for the good info if i use a 3 speed i wont need any other modifications to run the 4 bar? if not that sounds like the way to go
jwracing

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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted April 09, 2004 07:14 AM  
Dear Sir,

Please advise on cradle for powerglide.
Some tips on fabricating one would be very helpful. (although I have had more damage from UPS than from racing!)

brownstone
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 284
posted April 09, 2004 07:42 AM  
I can help much with making one check with Burt Brown Racing Tranns, I think they are on the web. I purchased one from them I think I paid 60 bucks.
I have seen some that racers have made that were ok too. Basically they go from where the stock trans mount bolts and then up to the bellhousing bolt holes.

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