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    Member JOURNEYMAN
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    powerglide questions

    Hello All:
    Looking for some opinions from the powergide pro's. I was having issues with fluid leakage from the rear seal.When the boys rebuilt my glide they said the rear cover was tore up.
    235 " rear engine dragster
    hard tail
    shortyglide w/brake
    I did feel the car bounce going on the stop and also had issues with tire/spin tire/chatter from 330 on. ( off the stop)
    Question
    Did this issue occur from tire bounce/spin?
    Do i have a alignment issue occuring?
    Do i have no idea what i'am talking about! (best answer)
    Any Opinions
    Thanks Mike

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    Mike is this a coupler or driveshaft ?
    I've never seen bounce/spin cause a issue before, I've ran some crappy tracks with hardtails and never had a issue. Is it just leaking around the seal itself ?

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    Mike

    You very well could have early signs or alignment issues. I spent some time talking to Don Higgins from Crew Chief Pro. His car had a slight bend in the rear frame. This took the rear out of alignment and tore up a lot of things. I would check for square as a start. Will the bounce hurt it, not most likely the case but I would not rule it 100% out. Have you had your builder take a look to see if he can offer up some advice?

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    Member JOURNEYMAN
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    Guy's
    Started to tke things apart and yes it is a alignment issue. Old Old hardtail car with coupler.I think also there may be a rail that bent. I will get it apart this weekend and resquare the motor/trans new mounts etc and keep saving for a new car in 2011.
    Thanks all
    Mike

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    Senior Member DYNO OPERATOR
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    If you replace the rear seal after alignment issues, replace the rear bushing also,(or is it roller) doubt it.DR.

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    Member JOURNEYMAN
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    Had to replace the rear cover, seal, bushing, so the boy's threw a kit in it also. hopefully i cured the alignment issue, will see what the next racing weekend brings
    thanks
    Mike

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    Does the coupler slide in and out of the yoke with no bind when the car is sitting on the rear wheels?

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    Member JOURNEYMAN
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    Sorry for the delay, been racing.
    After i cut the mid mounts out and realigned ,yes i can slide the coupler.I was able to before, but i think i tweaked the rail. I have now reenforced it and so far (6 passes), everything is looking great! Now if i can just convince my wife i need a new car!
    Mike

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    Senior Member SENIOR BUILDER
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    I see your from Arizona. Maybe its not necessaraly a new car you need, but a new track. :shock:

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    Member JOURNEYMAN
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    Oh No!
    Any chance you were at the Firebird Div?
    What a mess!


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