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Author Topic:   Direct Drive Glide
gahainsey
Member
posted February 27, 2003 08:25 AM
Why couldn't you use the TCI push start kit to get a direct drive powerglide car moving(in nuetral) then release the pedal and drop it into low gear. You could use the stock valve body to save $$ and have push start capabilities.


gahainsey
Member
posted February 28, 2003 06:23 AM
Will this work?? I wish there were someone on here with a user name POWERGLIDES....


ROXBURYRACING
Member
posted February 28, 2003 09:04 AM
The bump start will work to start out in low. But you still need to drill the hole in the reverse piston to start out in reverse.


Donnie Ross
Member
posted February 28, 2003 09:33 PM
use this exact setup works great on dirt I dont drill reverse just make sure nothing is behind you rev it up a little pull into reverse and go you will kill it until you get used to it but when you figure it out no prob.usually pits are dusty and slick any way wont hurt trans if you dont rev it to high, got pretty good at hitting nuetral after it started moving and just coasted mostly.


powerglides
Member
posted March 03, 2003 02:24 AM
I have the shift valve blocked in the "shift" position (used a nut!) t is now full manual. I was looking for a way to make a home made direct drive set up. "Why buy it when you can build it!)


speedracer3b
Member
posted March 03, 2003 08:50 PM
all we did for a DD glide was drill and tap the front pump and hook a ball valve up in the cockpit by my seat, valve works like a clutch. another thing i found useful is replace the cast drive hub with a steel one, mine came out in pieces


powerglides
Member
posted March 04, 2003 10:27 AM
that sounds like a super idea!! It is easy to do, reversible, and FREE!!!


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