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Author Topic:   Broken Powerglide Question!
Ego Racing
posted March 04, 2004 03:32 PM
1 To those of you who have broken a case was it the case or the bellhousing?
2 Were you running a full motor plate or the small mounts between the engine and bellhousing?
3 Were you running a support from the engine/bellhousing plate to the rear mount on the trans?
4 Did you run longer dowel pins?
5 We drill the dowel holes and run bolts through the bellhousing into the block. Anyone else do this?
Just wondering about these, we have run them for several years in drag and oval racing and have not had to many problems with them. It drag racing they will run an engine limiter to keep the block inline with the PG and when we started oval racing we just always ran one.

posted March 04, 2004 06:05 PM
The only bellhousing we broke was due to a pinion shaft failure on the third memeber. Drive shaft does some wild things when it comes loose! Full motor plate - No support on tail housing - Long dowels - and even have one of our PG that has a bolt ear broken off so we can only bolt up with 5 bolts instead of 6. Never had a problem (yet). Since we run it in a modified and I only use hi gear (I don't use low to start off) it doesn't put any torque on the housing. about 60 outings and so far -so good.

posted March 05, 2004 11:48 AM
Njantz we drill the holes to eliminate any chance of vibration.
One more thing
6 Do you run them in 1st or 2nd gear?

posted March 05, 2004 07:16 PM
Use 1st gear to get them rolling, then put them in 2nd and race it. If a guy could get the cases to hole up, they'd be great.
Some do have good luck. The first glide I had probably lasted 35 nights. But I can't say that for the rest of them.

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