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Old 02-18-2006, 12:39 PM
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Question / Power glide trans W/OD ???

I was doing a job for this guy on his backhoe and we got to BSin about cars he later showed me this power glide trans he has, it's cast iron and has Overdrive , it's bolted up to a inline 6 cyl.. Any ideas as to what
this may belong to ? I'm kinda leaning to corvette may be??? I could (if the trans is worth anything) work it off my bill that I'm going to submit to him .is it worth it ?

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Powerglide with OD?

GM "Powerglide" transmissions were 2-speed as far as I ever knew, and were used from the early 50's (53?) to the mid-60's. (66?)
I had one in my 55 Pontiac that had a PNDLR shift pattern ... pulling it too far down caused the back wheels to lock up (which was pretty exciting!)

Perhaps someone has added some kind of OD unit (bolted to tail-housing) in order to make it a 3-speed / over-driven 2 speed.???
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I to recall the days of the old 2-speed slush box , had a few myself(last one 66 chevy). But this unit even he doesn't know what it's from, it was in the barn when he bought the place. I'm the type that would take it home so it won't go to the bone yard cuz it might be what someone is looking for. He plans on a spring clean up soon. .
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I would not recommend a cast iron 'Glide for any hotrod/streetcar/performance car. Restoration use--OK. Very limited potential in cast iron 'glide. All performance Powerglides are aluminum. Cevy started production in 1963 MY.
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As far as I know all Power Slides are 2 speeds. Is the overdrive on the tail of the transmission? If so it may be Studabaker.
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As far as I know all Power Slides are 2 speeds. Is the overdrive on the tail of the transmission? If so it may be Studabaker.
yes it is on the tail but it's bolted up to a chevy 6 ?
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Sorry for the spelling of the Studebaker! Yes Studebaker used chevy 6 cyl engines for a while and used the "bolt on" overdrive unit especially in taxi cabs.It may be worth something to a restorer or collector but I would not try to put any real power on it.
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Thanks for the info, I'll have to dig deeper into this.
My idea is just to save it from going to a scrap yard and with luck someone may be looking for one. as long as I don't have to feed it it could have a home here. Next time I get there I'll have to get some pic's and more info. like numbers etc. I don't care for the slush box 2 speed, but they were fun when I was a kid .
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I to recall the days of the old 2-speed slush box.
Haha, yup ... otherwise known as the "Slip 'n Slide". They were pretty durable though ... took a LOT of abuse.
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Several companies offer a bolt-on overdrive. I have a Gear Vendors behind my TH375.
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Haha, yup ... otherwise known as the "Slip 'n Slide". They were pretty durable though ... took a LOT of abuse.
Yep they did, I beat mine like a pinata
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I know GM still used 'glides up until 69 (maybe later), because I had a 69 Camaro with a power glide (bone stock car). I just thought I would add that since 66 was mentioned. It does sound like a Stude tranny, might be worth something to someone. You would be shocked what sells on E-bay.

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Later! A friend has a '71 RS Camaro with PG/307,original.
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Try looking in Hemmings or someplace like that to get a feel for the price ,then put it on E-Bay! Who knows what will happen!
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Perhaps someone has added some kind of OD unit (bolted to tail-housing) in order to make it a 3-speed / over-driven 2 speed.???
Chevy did have the optional (non-automatic) OD with the Powerglide, I know for sure the 1960 sedans could get it, probably started offering it some time in the mid '50s. My guess is that it was a bolt on unit.
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