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OvalRocket34
Member
posted August 09, 2002 12:23 PM
I run a powerglide trannie in my street stock and i have just recently found a problem with it. This transmission has the kickdown lever on top of the linkage. My problem is the lever and the end of the rod it was connected to snapped off. A nice clean break. what i need to know is if there is any quick repair to this without having to take the trannie out or taking things apart. A welder is too big to get in there... its too tight of a fit


o5racer
Member
posted August 09, 2002 10:29 PM
If its on a street stock then I wouldnt bother fixing it. the only thing that rod does is controll down shifts. I just left mine hang with no problems.


Dunbar
Member
posted August 10, 2002 05:26 PM
I know this is off the subject some what but I ran a powerglide 2 yrs ago and I've never had luck out of them. I had it rebuilt and it cost me bout $600.00 and it ran 3 races and it scrwed up. then had it rebuilt from another tranny guy and 5 races after that i burned it up. So I went to a 350 turbo and I've never had a problem with it it's been running for 2 1/2 yrs never been rebuilt. I know this is way off the subject but i'd get away from the powerglides.....


OvalRocket34
Member
posted August 11, 2002 11:05 AM
actually that lever increases the hydraulic pressure in the transmission allowing all of the power from the engine to get to the rear end. With that just hanging you take the chance of burining up the tranny very quickly.

I have found the powerglides to be good but getting harder to find and more expensive. I've never really had a problem with them up until this point

o5racer
Member
posted August 11, 2002 04:59 PM
All the lever does is controll downshifts and shift points. Line pressure is controlled by the modulator. same on a powerglide and on a TH350. just leave the modulator unhooked. with no vaccuum it will run at full line pressure.


powerglides
Member
posted August 12, 2002 09:31 AM
Dunbar, you had the wrong guys fixing your tranny, with well over 10,000 in use around the country they are the best automatic to run as far as durability, weight, drag, and rotating weight. Ovalrockhead, As far as the throttle position lever on the tranny you can remove it altogether it only affects line pressure when actuated. Line pressure is controlled by the pressure regulator spring in the valve body, the governor, and the vacuum modulator valve. On a real race Powerglide the gov. and vacuum modulator are removed to provide full line pressure to the tranny at all times.

[This message has been edited by powerglides (edited August 12, 2002).]

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