PG vs. th350/400 on the street

Old 07-29-2009, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Tod74
I'm sure this has been asked before but I'll ask again. Has anyone ever swapped from a 400 to a glide with no other changes and if so what was the result? I am just curious about the gain or loss in ET between the 2. I know the glide is best for bracket racing but I want to know about which one will et the best in a 3200 lb BBC car...I don't care about consistant. I just wonder if the lower first gear and harder launch with the 400 will be offset by the extra hp needed to turn it. I just horse around with my car and have fun, so consistancy doesn't concern me much. It dead hooks with little burnout with a glide...60' is low 1.30's I just was thinking of putting a 400 in it for fun.
I went for a t350 to a 1.76 glide #3000 car and my 60ft stayed the same mph same et same.

It just don't lift the front wheels off the ground anymore. :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:22 PM
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It depends on your weight and engine. A glide worked better in my application with a light car and blown engine on the street. When you put a 3 speed in gear, and drive it, if you have a stall above 3000 there are two many gears, the convertor never locks up cruisen around an makes alot of heat. If its light, a glide. If its heavy a th400 for sure
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Tod74
I'm sure this has been asked before but I'll ask again. Has anyone ever swapped from a 400 to a glide with no other changes and if so what was the result? I am just curious about the gain or loss in ET between the 2. I know the glide is best for bracket racing but I want to know about which one will et the best in a 3200 lb BBC car...I don't care about consistant. I just wonder if the lower first gear and harder launch with the 400 will be offset by the extra hp needed to turn it. I just horse around with my car and have fun, so consistancy doesn't concern me much. It dead hooks with little burnout with a glide...60' is low 1.30's I just was thinking of putting a 400 in it for fun.
If it were me Tod> I'd stick 200r4, lower first than T400, if you tear it up, no sweat, just go to the junkyard and grab another one for $50 :lol:
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by cepx111
Originally Posted by Tod74
I'm sure this has been asked before but I'll ask again. Has anyone ever swapped from a 400 to a glide with no other changes and if so what was the result? I am just curious about the gain or loss in ET between the 2. I know the glide is best for bracket racing but I want to know about which one will et the best in a 3200 lb BBC car...I don't care about consistent. I just wonder if the lower first gear and harder launch with the 400 will be offset by the extra hp needed to turn it. I just horse around with my car and have fun, so consistency doesn't concern me much. It dead hooks with little burnout with a glide...60' is low 1.30's I just was thinking of putting a 400 in it for fun.
If it were me Tod> I'd stick 200r4, lower first than T400, if you tear it up, no sweat, just go to the junkyard and grab another one for $50 :lol:

I may do that so I can brag that my car was so powerful it destroyed the trans.
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:21 AM
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I am a TH350 fan, just expensive to build when you start putting any real power against it. I have had bad luck with breaking cases on 400's.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:33 PM
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A turbo 350 fan? I have heard it all now! And 400 cases crackin?
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Old 07-31-2009, 10:53 AM
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I broke the bell housing on my 400 last year. Put a new bushing, seal and a JW bellhousing and still racing it. Broke many 350's. Usually at the tailshaft.
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Old 07-31-2009, 04:02 PM
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400 all the way. i have to run a 350 or a PG in my dirt mod. easly go threw 2 or 3 a year no matter how much money you stick in to them.
used 400's in pullin and mud trucks never once a problem with them.
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