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unlucky13
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posted June 25, 2003 11:21 AM
Day motor sports have a good cage kit.
I would run the powerglide tranny.
I would do away with the power-booster and run manual three wheel brakes with a shut-off valve on the left front so that if the car pushes you can shut the left front brake off and loosen the chassis by the rear brakes.

Just a thought.
Steve.


racer17j
Member
posted June 25, 2003 03:39 PM
jr motorsports has a great kit i'm going to use one next year.i've seen a few take some nasty rolls and not a scratch. stay away from the csc cages i just wouldn't want to buy anything from a place that has a pic of a car with one of there cages on there web site that had rolled and the cage had given on the front post luckily it was on the right side if it was on the left he might have gotten hurt pretty bad from the looks of the pic. go with a 3 speed more reliable than a glide and for brakes personally i don't like manual brakes but if thats something you would like to try you can just take the booster off and bolt the master to the fire wall with a mounting plate or a early 70's chevy truck manual master will bolt right up. i have a buddy that has a brand new car for sale pretty reasonalbe for a brand new roller think 2600 just needs motor tranny and gear


stevenwm
Member
posted June 25, 2003 07:39 PM
Racer17j.
I dont agree with the standards 3 speed saginaw over the powerglide unless you got the wrong tranny man building them.

Blowed many junk-yard 3 speeds and bad about busting the ears on them to.

The power booster also is another disagreement because one can over brake and rob ponies with the extra weighted power booster.

A good powerglide and manual brakes is the way to go.

Steve.

rico 08
Member
posted June 25, 2003 08:26 PM
I'll have to back up 17j on this one,i've never had a good powerglide and i've seen racers go thru a truckload only to keep blowing them,I ran an old 1962 model 1.89 saginaw for years,it was noisy the day i got it but it never let me down,the power booster won't do a whole lot with the low vacuum of racing engines and keeps the stock look theme.


MEANGENE83
Member
posted June 25, 2003 10:31 PM
I run the saginaw 3 speed. Don't see the point in the automatic when you have to run a functional torque converter. The JR motorsports cage kits are pretty good. As often as hobby stocks pile up power brakes do come in handy, of course all the people with manual brakes can't stop as quick and destroy your back bumper anyway.


unlucky13
Member
posted June 25, 2003 10:42 PM
Concerning the funtional torque converter rules does not mean that those you race against are legal in this case.There is a cheater unit that funtions and looks like a regular powerglide that to the naked eye looks legal.

If I was going to run the saginaw 3 speed I would run a light weight cast steel flywheel that looks just like the stock one.You can also get a light weight pressure plate with a good quality cluthch disc.Better run a rear tranny mount to because the saginaws are bad about busting the ears without one I have went through tons of them.

I have went to some tracks and watched them ole southern boys running hobby stockers that could run and win against some of the street-stockers.The power-glide can be used as a weapon if you got the right tranny man to build them.

Steve.

racer17j
Member
posted June 26, 2003 06:00 PM
steven with imca they are pretty strick on tech ypou have to have a drain plug in your converter and it has to hold so much fluid so the dummy converters are a waiste of time and money if you run imca you also have to run the rear tranny mout because you have to run stock motor mounts. we have been fighting bushore glides in our mod for 3 years and will never go back


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