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Author Topic:   Powerglide direct drive
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted December 04, 2005 11:04 PM  
I've been researching the direct drive concept of the Powerglide. Now I have NEVER heard of this (well not paid attention to it anyway).
Let me see if I got the concept right.
1)Instal a coupler (or dummy conv.)
2)Instal the aftermarket valve body for internal clutching (not the pedal style)
3)Do my upgrades internally as I normally would (clutches, bands ect.)
4)Have unsuspecting buddy install while the rest of us watch and guzzel malt type brew.

Am I understanding this corectly? I just install the coupler and the internal clutching (automaticly provides slip in low)valve body? Or is there other items that need to be attended to?
I have no experience with these set ups, and don't know their set ups, or how to operate, so any input is great!

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted December 05, 2005 05:28 AM  
Thats it.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 260
posted December 05, 2005 05:58 AM  
Crazy, the only thing to be aware of is that when you run one that bleeds off in 1st and reverse is that when they are fresh and tight, they are very finicky when the tranny is not warmed up.

I ran one like this for the past 3 years, and hated it in the spring when its cold up north and the tranny is new. I run Bushore, and they drill a relief for the bleed off, so we started drilling the relief just a bit bigger. I don't have help to load/unload so I do need to use reverse etc.

I switched back to the old style with the hose to use as a "clutch" This way I can regulate the amount of fluid. I basically did this with the "slip type" I would shift into 1st, back to neutral, back to 1st etc. Not to nice, but being by myself, its not like I could push it on the trailer.

Good luck, the responsiveness is great with the powerglide also.


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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 314
posted December 05, 2005 09:07 AM  
You can also put a reverse pump in one and not need the manual valve.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 347
posted December 05, 2005 12:49 PM  
We ran the same kinda setup on a th350 ,all from TCI.The reverse valebody uses a holley jet to bleed off the excess pressure.We have the complete th350 setup for sale comes with valvebody and dummy converter.PM if interested

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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted December 05, 2005 07:11 PM  
i have one on ebay brand new with copler reserve is 425


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