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gould
Member
posted March 16, 2003 09:18 PM
does anyone use a turbo 350 in a imca hobby stock? just wondering cuz i can't find a powerglide without spending a buttload of money on one. thanks gould

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Big Bear
Member
posted March 16, 2003 09:43 PM
Hey gould, just to make you feel better I bought one for 10 bucks needs a soft rebuild but I think I could foot that bill.Still I dont want to part with it.seriously though Out here in Mi and OH they run alot of 350's Maybe one of these guys can step up to the plate.I ran em only when I used to run cruisers.You checked your PM latley?

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racer17j
Member
posted March 16, 2003 11:44 PM
up here in wc in econo we all have to run them and have very little trouble other than lack of maintence. mostley guys not checking cooler lines and torque converter bolts or changing fluid on a regular basis


gould
Member
posted March 17, 2003 06:01 AM
im more concerned with the performance of it. i know it weighs more, and not sure about the rotating weight. sounds like we might be in webster this season. my car is almost done. need to get the safety stuff. helmet, fire suit etc. gould

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gould
Member
posted March 17, 2003 05:29 PM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


teamstertom
Member
posted March 17, 2003 06:51 PM
I have Turbo 350s for many years in my race cars. Each season I start out with a fresh one and it lasts all season. I do run a cooler along with it. Watching the oil will tell you when it needs changing. Track conditions are always changing with dust being a concern. Turbo 350..in second gear.. with 4:10s... with a nice soild lifter cam....up high on the banking...life it good!

A comment that I will make is that one season I ran a glide,not one of those super fancy high dollar ones with all the tricks,basically stock and could tell the glide did help in the horse power area coming out of the corner,but Turbo 350s are cheap and work well.

gould
Member
posted March 17, 2003 07:42 PM
will one aftermarket cooler be ok or should i run it through the radiator also??


gould
Member
posted March 17, 2003 07:44 PM
ill be using first gear with a 2.27 rear gear. diesel rear end. its a oddball, lol.


dirtracer7
Member
posted March 17, 2003 07:53 PM
I got a stock glide laying around have never had the pan off.Was going to use it but went 3spd instead.


gould
Member
posted March 18, 2003 06:16 PM
^^^^^^^^


teamstertom
Member
posted March 18, 2003 06:47 PM
I have run the lines just into the remote cooler and no where else. Now on the glide,I ran the lines out and back in with no cooler at all....something like the demo guys do.


racer17j
Member
posted March 19, 2003 12:45 AM
if your not running a cooler of any kind just put plugs in the holes i was under the impression too that it had to be run together with a line but bushore told us to just block um worked for us all year on the mod's glide and my t-350


gould
Member
posted March 19, 2003 05:55 AM
ill at least put a aftermarket cooler on it. back in my street racing days i ran an aftermarket and through the radiator.

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sjakes8
Member
posted March 19, 2003 07:22 AM
hey i was the same way lol wasn't sure if it would work or not but i tried it and never had any trouble i do run a converter and ran the cheapest fluid i could find changes it about every 4 nites and didn't seem any different then when i used to run a cooler


HONDO
Member
posted March 19, 2003 02:46 PM
I ran for years without a cooler, just ran the line in a loop. Changed the oil once a year,no rebuilds. We bought it originally from a junkyard for fifty bucks. We got a lot of wins with that tranny and I still have it, untouched in the garage. I say run the t350 if you have it.


gould
Member
posted March 19, 2003 05:21 PM
thanks guys


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