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Old 03-04-2010, 01:19 PM
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BBC with glide ?

I just picked up a glide I'm going to put in my 61 c10 (4500 lb) got a 454 and 411 gears what upgrade are required and stall for street stripe ?
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need to know about the engine, cam, compression, carb, headers?
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454 .030 , mild cam comp cam, closed chambered heads # 206 from 396 , Holley 780 DP , shorty headers
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With a Glide you are going to want 700-1000 rpm more stall than you would with a TH350 or TH400 due to the fact that you have less multiplication with the low gear in the Glide. Looking at your numbers I would say 3000 stall or a little more.

Why the glide instead of a three speed automatic?? A Glide only really shines with really high stalls and really light vehicles or really high powered engines, none of which is your situation.
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I already have the glide just trying to use what I got
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I already have the glide just trying to use what I got
You would be way ahead ... by changing over to a Turbo 350 or better yet a Turbo 400 IMHO. The Powerglide only has a 1.76 ( or a 1.82 ) first gear ratio. The Turbo 350 has a 2.52 and the Turbo 400 has a 2.48.

Way better suited to a heavier vehicle ... for getting it rolling. Either the Turbo 350 or the Turbo 400 will make FEEL LIKE ... the truck as another 50 to 75 horsepower ...
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Using a 3000 stall is that going to be practical on the street ?
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Myself and friends are currently running 4500 stalls on the street. all you need is a big enough fluid cooler, mine is the "stacked plate type", looks like a heater core, 8-1/2" x 11" x 1-1/2" thick.

Lots of BS stall myths about what can be run on the street.
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Sweet thanks for the info are there any negative draw backs?

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Sweet thanks for the info are there any negative draw backs?
Gas mileage , every 10,000 miles trans fluid changes as the fluid takes a beating.
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It's a aluminum glide what upgrades do you suggest ? Would a shift kit be useful?
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Definately a steel clutch hub at your weight and engine size(torque vs weight ), then if you have the money a hardened input shaft. The stock input will survive if you don't hook it up hard, like with slicks. The rest is basic rebuild stuff.
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With a BBC, I would run an aftermarket input shaft. Every Powerglide needs a steel direct hub, unless it's behind a stock engine. I don't think most people really realize how thin and fragile the stock cast hubs lookm, and really are. At least a 5 pack direct clutch; easily done with stock pistons. Don't use the wavy cushion in the direct; use the reverse conical spring in a streeter, toss it with a trans-brake. The manditory "shift kit", to get higher line pressures. A good shifter to lock neutral/reverse out. And a decent sized cooler. But, if it were me, and since this is a truck, I'd use a TH400; sell the glide to a bracket racer, you'll be much happier. Butch/junior stocker.
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I also want to take this old truck to the track for some fun, even if it's slower then most ! What's the better of the 2 the glide or 400 ?
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You are 1600+ lbs too heavy to get good results(race or street) with a Glide, the Th-400 is a much better choice.

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