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1964 chevy belair powerglide

Hey there folks. I just purchased a 1964 Chevy Belair with a inline 6 cylinder and an aluminum powerglide transmission. My question is that there is a large hole about 2 to 3 inches across in the left side of the bellhousing, I am wondering if that is a cooling hole or something? There is no oil cooler lines on this transmission, just a cooling disc or fan behind the torque convertor. Another ? is that I am putting a 1964 327 in this car, will I run into any problems with this combo? i am only gonna use this car for cruising and shows. Thanks in advance.

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the holes are for cooling you should be ok with it for a crusiser but id look into s th350 or 700r swap in the future
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The air cooled Glides utilized a torque converter with a shroud tack welded to it, the turbine cover assembly, and the 4 cooling holes in the bell. Should be fine for your anticipated style of driving, but you can always add a fluid cooling trans cooler to the setup. At the very least, stick a steel direct clutch hub in it and use a 5 pack clutch, along with a shift improve kit. BUT, Glides are still boring on the street, and you'll be happier with a TH350.
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cooling hole

Thats still a cooling hole even if its one that big...2 to 3 inches...just wanna know that someone didnt hack a hole in it. Thanks folks!
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Yes, and there are actually FOUR cooling holes in the bell. The first air cooled aluminum Glides had rectangular holes.
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