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HALLADS
Member
posted June 25, 2000 08:11 PM
WE HAVE A CAMARO FRONT STUB CAR,AND HAVE CRACKED 4 POWERGLIDE TRANSMISSIONS ALL IN THE BODY PORTION OF THE CASE,SMALL CRACKS AND LARGE.STARTED WITH NO REAR MOUNT,INSTALLED ONE.CHANGED PINION ANGLE,CHANGED TORQUE CONVERTERS ETC.I NEED SOME SUGGESTIONS!


jammin
Administrator
posted June 25, 2000 09:51 PM
Sounds to me like the car may be flexing and breaking them for you. Have you tied the stub in to the sub frame on rear?


SIDEGRINDER
Member
posted June 26, 2000 09:21 PM
Is there a kit out there to tie frames together. Im still working on a 75 nova.



jammin
Administrator
posted June 26, 2000 09:31 PM
Those stubs can generally be tied into the sub frame using 2X4 square tubing. But even with this, they still tend to flex a lot.
As far as the glide problem, it also could be that the driveshaft is the incorrect length, make sure it doesnt bottom on weight transfer for any reason.

[This message has been edited by jammin (edited 06-26-2000).]

speedster
Member
posted July 02, 2000 11:24 AM
WE RAN GLIDES FOR YEARS ONE THING TO REMEBER IF YOU USE STOCK MOTOR MOUNTS USE STOCK TRANS MOUNT AND IF YOU USE SOLID MOTOR MOUNTS USE A SOLID TRANS MOUNT THIS IS A MUST OR YOU MIGHT WANT TO INVEST IN SOME GLIDE CASES!!
AND DRIVELINE SHOULD BE ABOUT A 1" AWAY MIN FROM TRANS SEAL WHEN SITTING IN RACE READY TRIM.


X-1R Guy
Member
posted July 03, 2000 12:17 PM
First of all, let it hang. Dont use a rear mount. Letting it hang takes chassis flex out of the equation. Make sure you use long dowel pins in the back of the block! I've been running Powerglides for years in my modified and now my Late Model Sportsman with no problems. One thing to make sure of is that dowel pin holes are in correct location to center of crank. My engine builder has had to relocate these dowel pin hole locations more than once for me. Remember your dealing with 35 year old transmissions here! Check em close for existing cracks closely! Use good bolts and double check everything. If you do these things I dont see where you'll have any problems. The long dowel pins are available from Morosso.


CHASSISCAT
Member
posted July 03, 2000 05:37 PM
HAD A LIKE PROBLEM IN A MOD AND STARTED USING LONG DOWEL PINS AND A SHOLDERED BOLT THAT FIT THE TRANS CASE NOT JUST A 3/8 BOLT.


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