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Old 01-14-2004, 03:48 PM
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BOP Glide help

Hi all,I need some help with a strange project. I want to use a powerglide behind a 500 cadillac engine in a 1550 LB.rear engine dragster.
I'm currently running a TH-400, short tailshaft. I was just about to buy an ultra bell, dual pattern, and saw off the bell of a 'glide case, and build a shortie 'glide, when I stumbled across a BOP pattern 'glide, I'm told this was a short run production in the 70's, for Buick and Olds midsize cars, skylark, f-85, etc. Is this true, or just another junkyard myth ? It looks like a PG, not very close to the TH-200-R,except the BOP pattern.

Can this case be built with a 350/400 input shaft and TH400 output shaft, to the same or shorter length as a TH-400, so I can use the coupler, converter and mounts I already have in the car?

The fore and aft engine position is not easily changed, but a short driveshaft is a posibility, if the short tailshaft housing/seal (aftermarket for the shorty 'glide )is used. I just want to keep the powerflow simple, as the caddy makes nearly 600 LB.FT. of torque at 1800 rpm, and has already killed a built TH-350.

Can any of you PG guru's out there, give me chapter, verse and part numbers to build a killer 'glide that will live ? Yes, I know TCI or B&M will sell me one, but i'm cheap/retired and have much more time than money ! I wanna build it...

I want to run a trans brake, but let the trans shift itself, rather than an air shifter or manual valve body,'cause the caddy likes way different shift points than any other engine I've messed with. With the TH-400 in the car now, the 1-2 shift is 3100, and the 2-3 at 3400, both on the centrifugal govener, vacuum modulator removed, and is VERY consistant. It's a couple hundredths quicker if I shift it , but the consistancy goes away. ( now that I have attained GEEZER status, I've become shiftless... I just point, and pull the trigger.)
Looking forward to your input, thanks, Paul.

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Old 01-14-2004, 06:00 PM
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bop glide

in all my time in the tranny biz since 1978 I have only seen one of the uni bell glide 67 olds delta I about flipped out should have been a super turbine 300 (olds version of glide) 2 speed tranny . these are the first units my father taught to rebuild.and for the old timers here I know they (300 type) is not a powerglide.....
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I do remember the unibell 300 and the Chevy power glides. Never saw a glide with a unibell that I can remember. That's a new one on me. Used to do alot of the 300's and glides in the 70's.
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Old 01-14-2004, 07:27 PM
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I've seen a few of these trannys at work.

Glide parts can be used to race the trans...

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