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Author Topic:   If you had a choice on trannys
whitesracing
Member
posted February 24, 2004 02:45 PM
I wouldn't waste time/money/horsepower on an automatic, but that's not what you asked.

Before I switched to a manual w/a triple disc, I ran a 350 and a 1.81 glide with a coupler and perferred it to the 350. First gear was a better ratio than either 1st or 2nd in the 350 and it was a ton lighter.

As long as the cooler is in a place that gets at least some air, you should be fine. In my 2 automatic cars, I put it in the trunk. Mounting it in the trunk added a ton of fluid which does just as much as the cooler to keep the tranny happy.

You probably don't want to put it in front of the radiator. In a race car, there's enough heat up there already.

IMO, you should seriously consider spending the extra money on a manual.

wermm
Member
posted February 24, 2004 05:24 PM
my first year out I ran a th350 in second gear. Then I went to a glide with better gearing last year and the glide is tons better.


nw15x
Member
posted February 24, 2004 07:00 PM
I also like the glide. 2 of the top cars at our track run glides very successfully.


racer17j
Member
posted February 24, 2004 07:40 PM
i like my 350 a glide is better performance wise but it's also alot harder on the bill fold glides are getting harder and harder to find everyday and the price is going up 350's are a dime a dozen. i also like the fact that you have more gear choices with a 350 then a glide if your stuck with a gm rear end rule like i am. cooler wise i don't run one don't run long enough to worry about it but if i had the money to send and a choice of tranny i'm with western 3 speed is the way to go


Raz_900
Member
posted February 25, 2004 07:45 AM
On restarts, NOTHING will beat a 'glide. I was at least 50-75hp down on everyone at my track. If I was in the front 3 rows, the 'glide was worth 1 - 1 1/2 car lengths on every restart. TH350s were worse than the manuals on starts.

Yes 'glides can be a little more troublesome, but I've seen just as many manuals that don't shift as I've seen 'glides that break cases. When I click the shifter, I'm in the next gear in about .1 seconds. I love hearing the sound of the car next to me not being able to shift and be pulling ahead. With a TCI LW converter (about 26 lbs) the overall rotating weight is comparable or less than a manual.

Just my $.02

9HELBLIG
Member
posted February 25, 2004 07:58 AM
I'm not a chevy guy but the guy who does my tranny said that a glide took 19hp to turn a c4 took 22hp a c6 took 60hp and a turbo 350 took like 75 hp just to turn. I'm not completely shure on the accuracy of these numbers but that is what I was told and why I am going from a c6 to a c4.


9HELBLIG
Member
posted February 25, 2004 08:44 AM
I'm not a chevy guy but the guy who does my tranny said that a glide took 19hp to turn a c4 took 22hp a c6 took 60hp and a turbo 350 took like 75 hp just to turn. I'm not completely shure on the accuracy of these numbers but that is what I was told and why I am going from a c6 to a c4.


sideways
Member
posted February 25, 2004 07:01 PM
Is that a fact.Well that is interesting.I dint know the differece in the glide and the 350 were that much.Cool info dude!


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