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Malcolmsp
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Joined: 13 May 2021
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Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2021 11:53 am    Post subject:

Christ now I have done it!

We had this done on the glide in our drag car.

Yes it uses a 400 convertor and I am sure the pump was either replaced or modifed.

Because of our engine plate the convertor had different mounting tabs on it anyway.

With a vasco input shaft it was quite happily coping with about a 900 hp BBC.

Sorry I do not know the guts of the operation we sent it off to the trans shop with a powerglide input shaft and convertor...it came back with t400 parts for both.

You may have to ask your local (trusty) trans shop for more info Nev.

cya
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Rodda
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Joined: 10 Jul 2020
Posts: 3
Location: s/e qld

Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2020 1:45 pm    Post subject:

Sorry this is a late posting to this thread but I have only just registered.

It is interesting to note that it is regarded as a rule of thumb that a car weighing less than 3000lbs will run quicker with a powerglide than with a traditional 3 speed auto. That is if you are looking for a low et. I am installing a 440 chrysler into the rod I am building and mating a powerglide to it as estimates of vehicle weight are approx 2500lbs. Powerglides are a light box compared with the T350/400's as well.

But if you are looking for drivability, the T350/400's are probably better.

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nev28
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Joined: 09 Dec 2020
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Location: ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA

Posted: Sat Jul 10, 2020 10:41 pm    Post subject:

hi guys have been away awhile with shifting house and the young fellows operation and by the way i found a powerglide off a chev v8 for 250 bucks has been sitting for abouit 12 months but was fine before being pulled out so am happy now i have a trans will just give it a service and slap it in and suck and see what happens


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