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Old 12-16-2002, 07:31 PM
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You think I would notice a big gain in a swap from my 2 speed glide to a turbo 350 or 400? Not really caring about rpm diffs, but just a general feel and increase in takeoff and low end power? Tnx, HG

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i do, i really freakin think you'll cream your jeans. i have a "powerglide" in my tempest. i am swapping in a manual, but i dont even want a 4 speed. I WANNA 6 SPEED!!! ya know, i see where people say a 2 speed (for the drags only) is the only way to go and i just cant figure it out for the life of me!!!
okay DONT think i'm actually swapping trannies right now DAMMIT! someday, whenever i swap this 400 sbc on my floor for a poncho engine WHENEVER THE HELL THAT IS!!

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With the small block you have now, you will notice a nice increase in pull down low. The car will leave the line much quicker. A th350 has a 2.52 first gear and the glide a 1.76.

When you get the Caddy in, your talking a differant story. An extream amount of torque in a light car makes it difficult to drive. You will either spin the tires or it will hook violently and tend to move around on you. A higher first gear ratio will kill enough of that bottom end torque to make the car settle down and go down the track. It will make the car easier to drive, more consistant, and due to less wheel spin and such, quicker.

I read in a post below that you had a buyer for your glide. If you want to try a th350 with your small block, and you can get a good price for the glide, I have one you can get when the Caddy goes in. It's been laying down in the building now for years. Consider it a core only. No converter. It worked when it was pulled so there shouldn't be any major problems. Seals and such will be the main thing. $50 will buy it. Dan
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