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Old 03-01-2010, 09:08 PM
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let me ask a powerglide question

I have a powerglide and some one told me if i kick up
the psi on it that it would give me more torck.
Do i just change the valve body?

I don't really know alot about trans.

I tryed to use a 2 inch spacer it really helped.(on carb 4 hole straight)

Does anybody know any secrets to get more torck with out
spending a grip of cash.

dumb question huh.

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You can use a "shift kit" to increase the line pressure PSI. But,that won't help you looking for more "torque". You can use a higher stall torque converter to get the engine RPM up into an area closer to it's "power band". For a cheap converter, you can use a Vega Powerglide converter, they're about $100.00 rebuilt. Otherwise, you're looking at a specialty converter. Butch/junior stocker.
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right now i have a 2800 to 3200 stall (boss hog)
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Do you have headers?

How about more info on your engine and the car it's in? For all we know, you might be working on a 6 banger with a 4 bbl intake.

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Then, you need lower rear end mears. What kind of vehicle? Weight is going to have a lot to do with it too.
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63 pannel van
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373 posi
super street carb 830 cfm
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What kind of cam? Stock, or HP? Your van weighs about as much as a third gen. firebird or camaro. That's pretty light for a van. The torque conver sounds like a good option.
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You're kinda at the "iffen"weight for a Glide. If it were me, I'd go with a TH400. The van's a brick, big motor; throw some 4.56's and a TH400 in it.
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the cam is elgin pro stock

sae dur :294 .50 dur 255 int. 263 exh. lift .555 to .551 (valve)

i have a 2800 to 3200 stall (boss hog) small

373 rear gears if i put 4.56 how will it ride on highway?

the th400 is what im leaning towards instead of the glide, does the glide
with stock gear not for under 530 horsepower and heavy vans

yah making a big beast hot rod

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