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Old 05-01-2004, 04:24 AM
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To rebuild or not to rebuild??

I have an old 2 speed PowerGlide that has been great, but needs a tune up... I was wondering if you guys had better experiences with rebuilding an old one, or just upgrading...

I like the 2 speed... it works well with the 350s power band, and well, I just like the way it feels...But I have seen some great B&M rebuilds that are rather inexpensive ($500-700)...

I am just wondering if it would be useful to do my own rebuild, and tune the tranny to where I like it, or to buy a new one and go from there...I hear aftermarket gearboxes have some nice new goodies that the stock 2 speeders dont have...

I am looking for decent in-town driving while being able to get to the top of that 2nd gear every now and then if I have to...
Thanks ahead for the advice...
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I would do a rebuild just for the sake of knowledge :-) I got the same advice from people on this board and don't regret it a bit.

Video, books, tools etc still be cheaper than a B&M rebuild tranny. Of course, like you said you can fine tune it with the shift kit the way you want it.

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