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posted September 02, 2003 04:32 PM
i've am going to start running a powerglide. An need to know what type of fluid,and do i need a cooler. An anything else that i need to know well help.

posted September 02, 2003 05:31 PM
I know this is going to open a can of worms but here goes, in my car we just use the same fluid that I run in my daily drivers. As far as a cooler, I just looped the lines up behind the front crossmember. Been running this way for two years with no problems.

posted September 02, 2003 06:28 PM
dexron should be good for fluid.If it was me i would run the cooler because bad luck finds its way to my door step.If you don't run a cooler change the fluid a few times.If your running a dummie converter or coupler you don't have much fluid in it so change it.I'd still run a cooler because heat is the enemy trans seals.

posted September 02, 2003 10:23 PM
I use Pennzoil synth blend fluid and 2 coolers. They're the 11"x8"x.75" B&M coolers. With the TCI circletrack convertor, it seems to build some heat. With 1 cooler, it would run the fluid temps to 250 degrees in about 6 laps. With the 2nd cooler (in series) it dropped temps to 195-210 no matter how long it runs. B&M does make a 1.5" thick cooler, but I already had 1 of the thinner ones and I figured 2 passes through a cooler would take out more heat than 1 big one.

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Oh.. and with the pinon angle/case breaking thing... make sure the driveshaft is long enough. With a small block and Ford 9", we needed a driveshaft 1" longer than stock. The standard metric shaft fit, but was a little too short to keep the cases from breaking.

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posted September 04, 2003 07:50 PM
we ran el cheapo dexron fliud in out bushore glide chaged it with the engine oil bill told us nort to run a cooler

wermm you can just plug the holes so you don't run the risk of that line your running breaking and knocking you out of the race

posted September 04, 2003 09:03 PM
I did mine this way to give it a little bit of a cooling effect. we just ran the lines straight over to the frame rail then up to the crossmember, across the back side of the cm and looped them back. No probs. in 2 years

posted September 05, 2003 08:03 AM
Another vote for Royle Purple synth ATF.

I've used el-cheapo Walmart ATF in the past, with no problems, but I changed it every 3 races. With the RP ATF I can go longer between changes....

posted September 05, 2003 08:53 AM
I've used the cheapest fluid and changed it regularly(3 races). A cooler won't hurt, but you can get away without using one in a mod. Make sure you have plenty of room for the yoke to move without contact to the tail housing. Remove the springs and move the rearend up and down to see.

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