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Thread: Another Glide question 2400 lb tube car

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    Another Glide question 2400 lb tube car

    First things first, I have a 70 Duster that I am putting together and will be using a BBC and I have a glide I want to use. I need to measure to see which I have, 1.76 or 1.8, but I want to switch to a turbo shaft because I have a converter for it and its better from what I hvae read on here. What is the best combination I have, the motor is a 454 nothing special but I want to build the trans the way I want it the first time. What is a stock case good to HP wise? anyother suggestions for the valve body brand? dont plan on using a transbrake, also need a good source for parts.


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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE TheYellaBrick's Avatar
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    CHEVY in a MOPAR !! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
    Why that's BLASPHEMY !! and just plain WRONG........ :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
    In all fairness, it looks like a fun project,especially the MOPAR BODY and COLOR
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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE BEAST477's Avatar
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    Chevy in a Mopar? Sounds like a good idea to me. But what do I know? :shock: :wink:

    Only a rich man can afford to use cheap parts.

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    If you are using a stock glide output shaft you want to use the 1.76. The case is good for alot of power if everything is properly set up. I have had many blown bbc all steel cars with 1.76 stock gear sets and cases. I have used valvebodys from just about all name brands with no problems i can remember. Hughes, tci, coan, tsi,jw performance,bte....

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    Ouch :!: :!: ,

    Mopar Mark is gonna luv this application, good choice :idea:

    But back to the PG, measure the input shaft, if it measures 12 5/8" long it's a 1.82 , if it measures 12 7/8" long it's a 1.76 planaterie. You need to have a 1.76, because a BBC with eat a 1.82 faster than a hog can eat an ear of corn.



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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    SOMETHING TELLS ME MARK AINT GONNA LIKE THIS!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE jmarksdragster's Avatar
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    THe factory case will work fine. A stock 1.76 will be good if you run in the 9's or slower, 9.0's and faster I would invest in an aftermarket gearset. Remember that good factory gearsets are hard to come by, and not a bad investment to run aftermarket gears if you can afford it at any level. For any PG parts, Their valve body design is good, I would recommend a trans brake VB even if you don't plan on using it right away. You don't have to use it now, but will have it if you need in the future.
    Mark Whitener

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    I agree that you should spend the extra money on an aftermarket planatary, i've seen them for under 700.00 for 1.80 straight cut. I also just ordered some stuff from TSR also, good to deal with. Stock case will be just fine as long as your not putting a bunch of power to it.

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    Senior Member EXPERT BUILDER
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    hey its a great idea with a bbc in anything!!! 8)

    dont be afraid to put a th400 behind it,i run in the 8s with mine in a tube chassis car...funner to drive!!!

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    I would recommend a complete tranny.

    For right at a grand you can have one shipped to your door ready to bolt in.
    Far cheaper than building one from scratch IMO and a whole less headache ordering parts, cleaning & re-assembling.

    BTE, TCI, T/S all have entry level powerglides that are rated for around 800 HP just shop around and compare.
    I ended up with a abruzzi racing entry level powerglide, they list in the classifieds.
    I'm very pleased with it.

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