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Old 01-08-2008, 03:19 PM
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Powerglide behind a BBC

I have that 65 Malibu project ongoing. I have a 2sp powerglide
that I would like to throw back in it. I will mostly be tooling around
town once in a while, but will be on it occationally (hard) will this
thing be ok to use? I know the 1/8 and 1/4 mile guys run them, but
not sure about BB. I have a turbo 400 as well. The only reason I don't
want to use that right now is i don't want to do shift and crossmember
mods. With the power glide it is direct fit.
Thought..???
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I have one behind a 825 HP BBC in my racecar and don't have any problems out of it. I ran a stock case and 1.76 stock low gear set till about 750 HP before spitting the band adjustment screw boss out of the side of the case. But if you have it rebuilt and put in a turbo input shaft you should not have any problems out of it.
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Old 01-08-2008, 03:57 PM
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Powerglide Small

Hey thanks for the reply. In looking at my PG that
came out of my Malibu originally...it just looks so
small and weak to put behind a BBC. It is only like
27 inches or so from where it meets the block to the
trans mount.
Would I be ok in using the torque converter from the power
glide from the 283cu.in or should I buy something else? or
use my Turbo 400 torque converter????
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Unless you change the input shaft, you can't use the 400 convertor. That's OK, because you shouldn't use it anyway. Largest diameter stock convertor GM used.

Use the PG convertor or get an aftermarket, higher stall convertor.

If the PG is in good shape, you shouldn't have a prob with a street car. I would add a cooler.
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Old 01-08-2008, 06:03 PM
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Power Glide & BBC

Hey thanks "redsdad"
Good idea trans cooler. The powerglide(PG) torque converter
should line up nice with the stock T400 flexplate that is on
the back of the 454 already...I think. I will have to get the
PG rebuilt..I think it has sat for 14 years....not sure if they
are any good after sitting that long????
Using the PG would be better with regards to direct installation
with what is there already. It was a 283 PG setup before.
Thanks again and thanks again if you reply.
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Old 01-08-2008, 08:54 PM
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FYI
The PG was the ONLY AT offered in the 66 SS396 Chevelles

And was used in several BB applications after that.

They were plenty stout enouogh for a stock BB

I'm getting ready to yank a perfectly good one from my 66 Elky.
I refuse to drive that car with an automatic----and I have had it for over 2 years!! Only been out of the yard once. (waiting for a Tremec)
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the power glide can be built to a multitude of specs.


We build glides for monster trucks. these guys tell us 1800 - 2000 horse power.... these glides have few OEM parts in them
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:13 AM
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PG behind a BBC 454

"Crosley & Bryan 59EC"
Thanks guys for the info on the powerglide(PG)
I think I will go ahead and run the PG since my
65 Malibu is all set up for it. My goal is a 550hp
454 so with what you guys are saying the PG should be no
problem. I'll just be put'n around for the most part, but will
definetly be stupid once in a while
Any suggestions on internals for the PG when I get it rebuilt?
I have a Muncie and wanted to make my Malibu into the clone
"F-16" model. ..may still do it, but want to get it on the road
so I can move it around now. Need a 65-67 12 bolt reare end too.
As you know the 65-67 were narrower than the 68-72
Thanks again for the info
(there is no replacement for displacement) cubic inches
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