Which tranny to use

Old 10-14-2007, 07:25 PM
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Default Which tranny to use

I have a SBC with apprx. 500HP maybe 600 with or more with NOS in a 68 camaro. I plan on driving it on the street but also plan on trying my hand at the local track in the 1/4 mile.
Right now i have a T350 tranny and a 2000 stall (the stall is probably not enough i know) A freind has a Powerglide and would trade me straight accross.

Which one will be better for me?
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Old 10-14-2007, 07:37 PM
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Is the T350 that you have now built for 600hp.
How much does your car weigh if you dont know the weight does it have all three seats.
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Old 10-14-2007, 07:56 PM
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I dont know how much it weighs, i am guessing somewhere in the 3000lb range and yes it has all 3 seats.
As far as the tranny goes i dont think it is built all that fancy but has been gone though.
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:16 PM
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This is JMO but 600hp on the juice is pushing it a bit for the trans if it don't have all the good stuff in it. I had a all stock body 68 like yourself and it went 3375lb with me in it and I go 180lb. P/G's like a light car best around 3000 or less. If I was going to do more street then strip I would stay with what I had get a 3500 stall and a sportsman brake put in it and have fun. As I said before its JMO. I had the very same set up that I just told you and went 11.79 in the 1/4.
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:11 PM
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What is a sportsman brake?
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Blue68Camaro
What is a sportsman brake?
A non pro tree trans brake.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:52 PM
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I would recomend the powerglide swap, even in stock form they are pretty stout units especially the ones w/ the 1.76 plantaries. If built right a glide can with stand up to 2000 Hp or more depending on internals.
Only down side would be that you'll need more gear with a glide verses a three speed. Also a glide is a much more consistent tranny for bracket racing becuase it only shifts one time.
Less variables = more consistency = winning.
Goodluck, Charles
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