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Old 06-16-2012, 12:58 AM
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so the th350 its better ?to bolt it to the engine is the same bolt pattern?
trans crossmember the same location than the powerglide?
i have no idea what rear end i have it the stock chevy 65 ,,you also migth be rigth about the carburator a 2 barrel migth use less fuel than the 1 barrel i know a carburator guy im stopping by him this comming week to have a chat about it

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I love this car ,,,i bougth from a guy it was in bad shape i replaced floors,send it to paint ,,,got the engine running change almost everthing under the hood and suspencion parts brakes ,,,interior ,,,list keeps goin on ,,,i use it every day never let me down ,,,i had a 2006 dodge magnum that thing was the worst piece of s#$%t was a dealer money maker ...one day my wife told me we need a second car ,,,here she is
my chevy does not ride like the new cars i gave you that but ,,it's realiable and you can fix it yourself with hand tools ,all it does is use fuel and oil change ,,,im just trying to make it better
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Bolt pattern will be the same as long as you get from a chevy app. TH350, TH400, and 200R4's also came with BOP patterns.

As for the crossmember, Google transmission dimensions and compare to your glide. My tempest has multiple bolt holes in the frame to move the crossmember forward and aft. Worst case you'll have to drill your own holes.

The only thing I don't know is about your trans tunnel. I am not familiar enough with the glide to know if it is any taller than at TH350. Can someone chime in on that?
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:20 AM
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Google or do a forum search on how to figure out a rear gear ratio. I would bet you have a 3.08 rear gear as that was standard on that model with a powerglide. Since you don't seem to be concerned about performance at all, and you seem to think that 2 mpg more will keep you out of the poor house, swap a 2.56 gear in the rear end and be done with it. Cheapest, quickest, most cost effective way to achieve your goals.
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[yes that's another good choice,,,im using that car 5 days a week putting about 25 t0 30 m a days it cost me to run the car just on gas around $200 a month ,,if i can do better that will help..thanks for the advice it's a good idea ,and im putting it to work im looking for that set up, ,,,
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Buy an old GEO Metro, they regurlarry get 50 MPG for a commuter, usable top speed 60 -65 mph best milage at 55 mph.
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[sometimes im thinking on that ,,my old car is not the best option when you use it as a daily driver,,,today i calculate the mpg im getting goin at 45mph to 55mph 20mpg again the car is all stock....
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:57 PM
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Yeah, you keep telling us that. What you haven't told us is what you are going to do. What are you going to do? If you like the car its ridiculous in my mind to dump it for 2 mpg more. 20 mpg isn't bad at all, especially when you aren't driving freeways.
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Curious to know what decisions/results you've come up with. Please share when you get a chance. Thanks.
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my 230 engine is not running to good ,,,smokes ,and runs really ruff , so im swappimg it for a 194 with 37000 miles in it ,also im goin to change the tires side ,,rigth now i have the 13 inches rims ,,but im thinking in 15x7 rims ,,i was doin a research to swap for a 4 spd ,,,200 4r but its more involve ,in it ,,short the drive shaft ,,change the shifting rods to make it work ,,,and of course a lot more money ,,,at the end i think i'll be getting more mpg...
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...no idea the about the axle gearing since i have no tags or nothing in it ...
HERE you go. You really need to find out where you are before deciding on how to proceed. I tend to agree w/keeping the 230 and using a 2004R tranny as being the best potential mileage increase for the dollar.

If you haven't gone in and put a good advance curve in the distributor, there could be several mpg to be had right there (article is based on the GM HEI but the timing info is universal). Make sure the vacuum advance is working!

You can pick up a little more mileage by using an electronic ignition like the HEI. I wouldn't go overboard here, a full-zoot aftermarket ignition can cost more than it'll return unless you drove a lot of miles; the difference between mileage and cost favors a stock-type GM HEI by quite a margin.

A used HEI distributor can be found for cheap and is uber easy to install, adding the performance/mileage advance curve spring kit, possibly an adjustable vacuum advance, cap, rotor, wires and plugs if needed can be done for <$100.

Plumb cold outside air to the air cleaner housing instead of the hot underhood air. Synthetic gear lube in the rear axle, keep the tires aired up to the max, alignment and tune spot on, adjust the brakes so there's no drag, etc. There are sites that get into the hypermiling thing that cover this and a lot more. No one thing will matter very much but together they add up.
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well ,,,i have a pertronic electronic ignition with the new coil in my distribuitor ,not much difference in mpg ,,,i was goin to install the 194cc but the guy is not calling back so i migth have to put together a 230 i have in my garage and go wit that one,bottom line i have to replace the engine i have in the car rigth now ,,,is smoking bad so it's done..the 4 speed sound like a great thing to do but it would take me time to get all set up (need the car asp on the road)and because its not a new trans there's way to know if it will work,,,a new one rebuild runs around 800 and up....
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well ,,,i have a pertronic electronic ignition with the new coil in my distribuitor ,not much difference in mpg ,,,i was goin to install the 194cc but the guy is not calling back so i migth have to put together a 230 i have in my garage and go wit that one,bottom line i have to replace the engine i have in the car rigth now ,,,is smoking bad so it's done..the 4 speed sound like a great thing to do but it would take me time to get all set up (need the car asp on the road)and because its not a new trans there's way to know if it will work,,,a new one rebuild runs around 800 and up....
by the way thanks for all the info you send me
I'd go w/a 250 and drive it easier for mpg. It'll run stronger than the 230 and a hell of a lot better than a 194. In my opinion. 'Course if mileage is all you're after, the 194 could work.
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While it may be cost prohibitive a 6.0L drivetrain from a modern chevy truck would pick up power and mileage.

My point is that engine size is usually not the determining factor.
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