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Author Topic:   Bert or Brinn
posted November 07, 2003 03:26 PM
Where can you get used tranny

posted November 08, 2003 03:38 PM
goto the website and look under latemodel classifieds, there's almost always one or two on there.

posted November 26, 2003 02:48 PM
It sounds like Bert ,Brinn and Falcons are all pretty similar. If I dont sell my car and get out of racing , I will have to make a decision on a tranny for next year. Although I have a great powerglide guy, I would want to make a change.
Anybody heard of any differance on restarts?
(This seems to be the only advantage OF the OLD powerglides these days)
How about price comparison of the 3 if set up to IMCA rules. Most IMCA type cars out my way are going with the Falcon. But the difficulties some have had with getting it into gear concerns me.
-Berts are popular with the northeast DIRT mods out my way. So repair and parts would favor the Bert. Are Bert and Brinn parts interchangeable?
- I like the fact that other than the Bert, they all use the same length driveshaft. (Being able to interchange is great if you get in a pinch)
Any insight would be appreciated.

posted November 29, 2003 03:23 PM

posted November 29, 2003 03:35 PM
i sure like the brinn. Shifts smoothly up and down. I've seen several berts get stuck in gear so that the guys couldnt make the race. It was probobly due to improper shift rod setup as I believe they went over center. Also the Brinn uses your present driveshaft while the bert requires a longer shaft.

posted November 29, 2003 05:18 PM

What kind of $NUT$ are we talking to make the change? You need the unit,bellhousing ,linkage and a mini starter, right? $1300ish?
(I must say, I was a little surprised a few years back when IMCA in the name of "affordability", made the $4500 trannies legal.)

posted November 30, 2003 04:30 PM
one thing to always look at a gears driven system is always more reliable then a hydrolic system my uncle went thru about 6 glides in 3 years and they were all good bushores figure it up at 6-800 a pop thats 1600 a year for trannies where you can get one of those and have no need to buy a clutch setup and last alot longer.

posted November 30, 2003 09:13 PM
Thanks for the feedback!
I just sold my last powerglide, and Im half way there $$$.
I think when you look at reliability/longevity and resale, its a no brainer.
Bushore (Boone ,Ia) has always been my main man. (whether it was trannys,gear sets,driveshafts or advice)
Fortunately, he's also a Falcon dealer.

Wind Walker
posted December 01, 2003 02:47 PM
It looks like the best thing going these days is a "Bert" BallSpline, if your rules accept it. Mason makes a starter for that application (if i'm not mistaken). Of course cost is another factor in this

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