powerglide - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Transmission - Rearend
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-20-2002, 05:34 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: leeds yorkshire .england
Posts: 2
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post powerglide

I am thinking of building a 1934 ford pickup hiboy with a 265 with iron power glide but have been told that it would not work due to low weightof the body ,the rear end is an 8 inch ford as i live in the england we have to build with what we can
thanks mark

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2002, 07:28 PM
New Member
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: arkansas
Posts: 26
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

what part were you told wouldnt work? "low weight of the body"? i do not understand why it wouldnt work there's nothing more simple than a small block and an auto trans ... if you meant something else please explain because these guys here know their stuff..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-25-2002, 10:43 PM
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 447
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts

I would believe that you acquired the 265 smallblock chevy and the cast iron powerglide from the original late 50's vehicle. I would not use this combination only due to availibility of some parts. You may notice that the starter is actually on the transmission and there is no provision for locating a starter on the engine block on these early engines. The flywheel is also unique to this arrangment. Also the 265 did not use the later standard motor mount 3 bolt arrangment located on the side of the block. The 265 has ear type engine mounts that bolt to the front of the both sides of the engine. I would sell this combo to someone else and get a later model 283/327 or 350 engine with either a aluminum powerglide or turbo 350 trans. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR PROJECT.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Transmission - Rearend posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:34 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.