How much hp on a stock glide?

Old 02-25-2009, 05:08 PM
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I am putting my truck back together and it is a Footbraker. I have ran stock glides in my old Firebird with a mild 350 running 12.2's with no problem.

The motor in the truck is about 475 horse. The truck weighs 2650 pounds with me in it. I am guessing it should run 10.70's or 10.80's. I had a 1.76 glide with a brake in there when it was put together before, but I really dont have the cash to build a new tranny. I have a couple 1.82 glides that I ran in the firebird that work good.

I am just wondering how much power you guys have gotten away with in front of a stock glide.

Thanks for your input...
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:13 PM
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My Malibu weighed 2800 and my 383 made 592 hp. 2 years later no problems.Its at my trans guys now getting freshened and a Reid case cause im putting it in a dragster and didnt want the shields.It had 1.76 gears,hardened input turbo spline ,BTE clutchs and deep pan and thats it.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:40 PM
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That sounds good, but the tranny I was thinking of using is a stock unit. Bone Stock. I wanted to send it to my tranny guy for a freshening and throwing a brake in for the manual valve body, but its not in the budget.

I spent all my money getting my dragster done, but then I got into the pinks deal at Indy so I am trying to get my ol truck back together on the cheap. The Reid case is the only way to go on a dragster so you dont have the shields, I wish thats what my shorty glide was.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:19 PM
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Id think it would hold up,mine didnt have any trick parts in it and without a brake your not going to hit as hard as with a brake.
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:24 AM
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Josh,
Alls that i can Say,is?
If you have a Glide with a 1.76 Gearset?You would be MUCH better OFF!
They are a Stronger Carrier!!
Later
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:20 PM
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Josh

Dion has stock 1.76 gearsets. Call him 330-584-3679
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:10 PM
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Actually, I was really just fishing to see how much abuse someone else has put a stock tranny through.

I could get a Webb built new 1.76 glide with a pro tree brake, deep pan and shield for 800, but I dont have the cash for it.

I have a couple 1.82 glides that I ran in my old Firebird, they worked good behind about 350 horse. I was thinking about throwing one in my truck since they are free.

Thanks for the input though guys.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:54 AM
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It is not so much the stock you will run into a problem with, it will be the 1.82 set. Like I said, if you just want to buy the gear set and need something swapped out, call.
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My friend Jimmy Smith did run a PG with 1.82's in his sons Camero weighing about 2900 lbs with a brake, and a 383" it ran high 10's and high 6's . it lived for about 1 season before blowing the planateries. I'm thinking about 550 hp and mostly 1/8 mile passes. Foot braking would definately be easier on the trans because it doesn't have the shock of the brake. I'm thinking it should stay together for Pinks atleast.

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Old 02-27-2009, 04:36 PM
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Thanks Zip that is about what I was thinking. I am just planning to make a couple test passes before pinks and then run it til it pukes...lol... I have never had any luck with the 1.82 when a transbrake was involved, but foot braking with my mild 360 and light truck should be fine for a little bit.

Thanks again, I will let y'all know how it works out...
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