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Old 04-22-2004, 09:28 PM
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What a slug

I'm not sure why my car is a dog of the line.I'm guessing gearing.

It is a 68 Camaro that came with a 210hp 327 2barrel.Powerglide trans and one wheel wonder.The motor has been rebuilt but , not sure what came and things were used.I know it is .30 over cause I had the heads off and seen the pistons.I replaced the 2 barrel assy with a TPI unit from a 86 camaro and a painlees harness with stock ecm.

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Old 04-22-2004, 09:33 PM
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find a nice posi 4.56 and youll get off the line
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Old 04-22-2004, 09:37 PM
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if your still using the power glide is one reason, it`s 1st gear is about equal to 2nd gear in a turbo 350. PG`s need low rear gears and lots of stall to get off the line with a heavy car. a 700R4 has a even lower first gear of around 3.08:1 which would be of benefit if you didn`t change rear gears. a 327 isn`t exactly a low end torque monster either, but it`s not too bad, the cheapest route would be to go with a TH350 and possible lower rear gears.
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Yeah, I still have the stock glide and rearend.Not sure what gears are in the rear.
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With the powerglide, the stock rear gears were usually something like 3.08s. I would get a turbo 350 first and see how that works.
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God 2 speed powerglides suck!

Only good thing about them is their lifespan.
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Old 04-23-2004, 06:49 AM
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what would be a good donor car for the turbo 350? Needs to be a short shaft.
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Old 04-23-2004, 08:40 AM
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I got a few short shaft TH350's from early to mid 80's Chevy Impalas. Caprices probably have short shaft trannys too.
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Old 04-23-2004, 08:48 AM
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I almost positive the 3 speeds they put in the early/mid 80's Caprice's and Impala's were 200M's.
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omg you're running a slushbox?! Yeah, get that thing out of there post-haste! Powerglides are worthless, don't let anybody tell you otherwise, because they're wrong . Seriously though man, they really have no business on a street ride. Your gears are ok, not great, but I would do the tranny first for sure and see where you stand. Most cars with even a stock motor benefit from a small stall converter as well, so I would look into that as long as you're dropping the tranny anyway.

I feel your pain man. Sell the powerglide, somebody will want it.

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power glide

if there is a circle track around ther are always guys looking for power glides, but racers are used to sourcing parts from all over the place and geting whole cars for free or verey cheap so they may not be willing to pay a hole lot unless they are in need as they are getting harder to find .
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Old 04-23-2004, 10:27 AM
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I think the remark that powerglides are worthless is a bit vague. On the street I agree there are MUCH better options than the P glide of course. drag racers love Pglides...so, there not worthless
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There are also a lot of addon options for your TPI unit. Ebay is a great place to hitup for these. TPI airfoil, throttle body spacer, larger TB, a chip for the ecm. You can also move the Manifold Air temp sensor closer to the front of the plenum so it detects a little colder denser air and richens the mixture a little. They also make large tube runners and Siamesed runners (though you lose a little torque on the bottom end with the siamesed) as well as intakes to match them. Get and adjustable Fuel regulator and mess around with the pressures.


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OK, I do not plan on taking it to the strip.TH 350 sounds like what I need.The glide stays in first for about a second then it right into 2nd.
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... gawd that sounds horrible!

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