Originally Posted by 28 coupe
I drive a 58 pontiac more door for a daily driver stock 6 cal 261 chevy motor but the other day as I was going to town ( about 30 miles) the tranny started to slip and I limped home in low. long drive. my question is should I try to get power glide rebuilt or find a newer tranny and if so which one? all ideas suggestions appreciated.
I put a T350 in my 62 Parisienne, which had a cast iron Powerglide (aluminum case was a mid year change)....All I had to do was shorten the drive shaft a couple of inches. I played with the linkage a bit so the 2 speed column shift worked with the 3 speed.
The problem you may have however is with the starter mounting on the 261 six....Might be time to drop a small block in it.