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Thread: glide troubles

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    glide troubles

    i got a 77 nova with a glide 4 10 gears 4500 stall small block chevy bout 450 horse and the car wont move should i keep the glide put higher gears in or use a turbo 350?

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    keep the glide, what happened? Possibly broke the input shaft if its stock.

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    glide

    it seams 2 go in 2 first an second it just wount move the car good i ran it an i cant get the thing 2 come out of the hole hard it was runing 14s an it should definitly be goin better than that i had the motor with a 3 speed 3.73 rearend in my other car waying 3800 runing 12.79s im gessin this car at 3200 at most

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    You need more rear gear in a car that heavy if you are gona run a glide. You say it has about 450 horsepower...that low of a power level in a heavy car you got to get it rolling. Depending on the tire size and rpm limits of the engine I'd guess 4.56 to 4.88 gears.

    That's my opinion.

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    powerglides 77 nova

    im going to try a lower stall converter but not sure if a 28-3200 or 32-3600 would be better , like i said i have 4.11 gears and cant afford the rear i want . to at least mid 12s.

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    Senior Member DYNO OPERATOR
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    what about putting a bigger cam to make more power whit that converter.


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