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tony00 09-08-2004 08:26 PM

powerglide
 
What kind of HP can a stock 1966 model powerglide handle? It does have over 100,000 miles on it, but never abused. (typical story: old lady only drove to church and to get groceries.):D

M&M CUSTOM 09-09-2004 06:04 AM

The engines of that era were rated at up to 275+ horsepower with the powerglide behind them.

If it gets a rebuild with the right parts (it will cost a lot) they can handle much more than that.

stu 09-09-2004 06:52 AM

Also
 
there are two planetaries that have different gear ratios.
You may want to check that out.

Crosley 09-09-2004 08:06 AM

A glide from behind a v-8 is a bit better if you are not going to freshen the trany.

You can determine the gear ratio of the planetary by measuring the diameter of the splined section that sticks out of the tail housing. A vernier caliper will work

there is a slight difference in diameter size from the 1.82 & the 1.76 gear ratios.

tony00 09-09-2004 04:03 PM

This trans. is hooked to the original 327/300 in a 1966 Chevy Caprice. I am thinking about replacing it with a 383 stroker (approx. 400 HP). What do ya'll think?!?:cool:

Crosley 09-10-2004 08:01 AM

the OE powerglide will not be up to the task. It will need some upgrades , since I will guess that you plan to work the 383 motor at times.


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Originally posted by tony00
This trans. is hooked to the original 327/300 in a 1966 Chevy Caprice. I am thinking about replacing it with a 383 stroker (approx. 400 HP). What do ya'll think?!?:cool:


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