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Ryan Lingner
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posted July 08, 2003 10:47 PM
I'm going to be getting a 1.82 powerglide here in the next few days. The guy I'm getting it from said he got it on a trade and the guy said it worked when he pulled it(what else would he say,ha). Well anyway he has a rebuild kit for it that will comse with it just in case. NOt knowing much about glides I assume not much diiference in them from the 1.82 to the 1.76 if your running it in high gear. I have never been any further than doing some valve bady work on a trans before and was hoping for some info on a book or a site that walks you through the rebuilding of one. Any help would be great. Ryan


jetman
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posted July 08, 2003 11:21 PM
If I am not mistaken JW Performance Transmissions also has a book on building the Powerglide.


jdj9410
Member
posted July 09, 2003 07:48 AM
I bought a powerglide book by HP books titled Powerglide Transmission Handbook author is Carl H. Munroe ISBN#1-55788-355-6. This is an excellent book. Has photos and instructions for teardown and assembly. Also has instructions for modifications for racing. 1:82 is better for circle track because the planetary is lighter. Do get a hardened input shaft like Jetman said. Coan sells a valve body for 150 that has the internal bleed. No pedal or valves. put in gear and go. Also use the aluminum reverse clutch from them about 50. TCI also sells one of the internal bleed valve body now, but don't know their price.


Ryan Lingner
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posted July 09, 2003 11:31 AM
Thanks guys. I'll try and find the books. Sure wish someone that has done one before that lives close was looking for some free beer and wanted to help,ha.


ss#4
Member
posted July 09, 2003 11:56 AM
Ryan Where are you located? I have 2 powerglides tore down right now. Also trying to see what makes tick as an internal bleed. I am always up for beer and free is all the better.


ss#4
Member
posted July 09, 2003 11:58 AM
By the way is it possible to have the stock shaft hardened??


Ryan Lingner
Member
posted July 09, 2003 12:12 PM
Webb City,MO (right by Joplin). It can be hardened but just doing one or two it would be less expensive to just buy one.


ss#4
Member
posted July 09, 2003 03:33 PM
well that won't work (im in MICH) I have access to a heat treater. Do you know what the specs are? case depth and hardness (Rc) Or the ANSI or ASTM standard?


Ryan Lingner
Member
posted July 09, 2003 05:31 PM
No I don't but I bet the guy from TCI that posts here could find out. I would guess that they buy it from somwhere else but most likely would know the specs. I start on getting my engineering degree this fall so chack with me in a few years,ha.


TCI
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posted July 10, 2003 12:21 PM
The rockwell on a stock shaft is 36-37. You could have one heat-treated higher but you can probabily buy an aftermarket one that is made out of better steel for around the same price as getting one done. I think you have to anneal it first to re-heat-treat it and then you take a chance on making the steel more brittle. I'm not an expert on the actual processes but we have had parts that weren't the correcdt rockwell and tried to anneal them and then heat treat them again and they became brittle and weaker. And this is with 6418 steel.

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