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Old 10-16-2008, 04:12 PM
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Engine originally built for powerglide

I have question about an old street stock car I just picked up. It appears to be a 70 - 72 Chevelle the motor the kid said was in it is actually the original and has never been touched. I am not to sure on that, but i checked the engine code and it states that it is for a 1970 chevy full size with a power glide transmission and I believe a 2 bbl. Now since I am one of those guys who gets a kick out of making left turns all day I usually run a power glide anyway. I noticed just unloading it off the trailer yesterday and running up and down the driveway a little (the kid stole the radiator out of it for scrap ) that I can't get much more than 4000 out of it and it starts to sputter. I haven't had the chance to check it over so I should be able to find that problem, perhaps timing or crab problem I don't know. The tranny in the car now though is a th350 and the carb has definitely been replaced with a new quadra jet probably because of the track rules. My question is this, could the motor possibly be original given the code specifications and did they ever do anything different to the setup at the factory if they new it was going to be hooked with a powerglide. Also if anyone has some tips on rebuilding or "beefing up" a power glide whether it be a website or straight from you that would be great. I have always ran a powerglide but have never actually had to work on one yet. Oh yeah and if I haven't rambled on enough with this post yet here is a pic for all you guys who think it is a crime to wreck a chevelle by circle trackin it of a friend of mine in an off-road class of racing using a perfectly good chevelle to do it.
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Thats not a perfectally good Chevelle....Its a 73

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There is alink in the knowlwdge base on setting up a glide works real well, no diff in engine specs between glide and 3 speed from the factory.What are your rules? Been doing this 20 years and might be able to help ya.
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