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DanC
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted April 25, 2005 08:05 AM  
my street stock monte carlo has a bushore racing powerglide in it - when I put it in reverse I have to rev it up to like 3000 rpm before it will move - the guy I bought the car from says that this is because reverse had been lightened, does that sound correct, he's not mistaken and there is some problem with the tranny, is their? thanks-

ZR1RACER
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted April 25, 2005 09:01 AM  
If you've ever had one of Bill's glides apart, you'll understand why you shouldn't use reverse.

A typical glide uses 4 or 5 friction disks for reverse, I think. When reverse is NOT engaged, these fiber disks rotate with the transmission, slipping past the "steels" in the transmission. Even in forward gears, there is some drag between the frictions and the steels.

With a Bushore glide, there's only 1 friction disk, with an aluminum spacer ring. Less rotating weight. Less drag on the steels in forward gears. Plus, I beleive he machines off extra metal from the reverse over-running gear.

That's why you can't use reverse much. With only one friction, it doesn't take much to burn it up. Sounds like yours is smoked. Doesn't really hurt anything that way, I'd run it until something else goes wrong with the tranny.

o5racer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted April 26, 2005 10:45 PM  
How long do they last with 2 friction disks in reverse?
Nick

5eRacing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted April 27, 2005 04:48 PM  
I have a bushorne tranny for sale if any one is looking for one it has just been rebult and hasent been ran since we rebult it. Have gears to go with it to.

sjakes
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 254
posted April 28, 2005 05:25 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by 5eRacing:
I have a bushorne tranny for sale if any one is looking for one it has just been rebult and hasent been ran since we rebult it. Have gears to go with it to.

Is it a direct drive tranny? If so, is it the internal bleed off type, or does it have the hoses?

thanks
Shawn

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5eRacing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted May 02, 2005 12:33 PM  
I have the hosses

sjakes
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 254
posted May 04, 2005 05:12 AM  
I run the internal bleed off, but what are looking to get out of it? Can always use an extra just in case....


    

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