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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted August 26, 2005 01:08 PM  
Alright, this might sound like a dumb one but, I need some help, I have always run a 3 speed saginaw, but we came up with a powerglide with the dummy converter and a hand valve, I understand how to take off, but I'm not sure how to shift to high gear... any help would be appriciated...thanks

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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 461
posted August 26, 2005 06:23 PM  
Just start off in low and bumb it up into drive when you get on the track

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted August 26, 2005 08:16 PM  
17j If I build it it will not "burn up" but to each his own

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 303
posted August 29, 2005 05:50 PM  
powerglides,check pms please.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted August 29, 2005 06:29 PM  
HMM 17J sounds like your doing something wrong. We havent had any trouble. Powerglides are lighter and if you run it direct drive they are way more effecient and don't rob the HP that a lightened 3spd with a lightened mini clutch does. Also you dont have to worry about burning up an expensive clutch every time a drop of oil gets on it.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted August 30, 2005 03:38 AM  
I've been running my same glide since 2000 with no problem. Just as anything else you have to keep up on the maintenance.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted August 31, 2005 09:20 PM  
I have a glide with 2 seasons on it with no problems at all. This thing was bone stock out of a '67 Impala that had been sitting for 10 years. I didn't run a cooler or anything and only changed the fluid 2 times during the season.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 136
posted September 02, 2005 01:22 PM  
I have ran a glide for 2 years with no problems. I did break one case by using a drive shaft that was too short.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 137
posted September 04, 2005 09:49 AM  
a direct drive saginaw which turns input output and a small coupler with a 7 lb 7 inch clutch is useing less hp than a powerglide.

a glide has a pump, which takes hp and has clutches almost the same diameter as a 7 inch lw one on a flexplate.

to each his own


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