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Old 11-12-2008, 01:34 AM
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What type of powerglide.

I am fairly familiar with aluminum case Powerglides, however one Powerglide I just purchased has me puzzled. It is a Chevrolet bellhousing, 1.82 model with 16 spline tail shaft but it has the complete shifter (mechanism with shifter handle, linkage) solidly mounted on the tail housing. It is obviously a factory shifter. It appears to be about a 63-64 model. The guy I bought it from said that he didn't remove it from the vehicle and did not know what type of vehicle it came out of. Can anyone tell me what Chevy this came out of? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Powerglide transmission

Is it a 25" or 28" long Powerglide? Are there ANY cooling holes (4) in the bellhousing. Anyway, being a 1.82 first gear, it would be for a low performance engine, 4, 6, or a 2 barrel 283 engine. It obviously has the factory floor shift extention housing. Do you also have the shifter itself? Had to come from a Nova or Impala with bucket seats. I can tell you more if you provide the lenth of the transmission.
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All aluminum non-Corvair cases are the same length. Tail housings come in 9", 12", and 18" lengths.
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Reply to length; The glide I have with the shifter on the tail housing is not air cooled. It has a 9 inch tail housing.
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Never heard of a Powerglide (any automatic actually) that had a shifter mounted to the tail.........always had either a linkage or a cable from a shifter in the car...

Are there mounting bosses on the tailshaft or some sort of clamp?

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Possibly a Corvette ... a lot of the Corvettes came with the 1.82 low ( where the regular Powerglides were 1.76 )

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Powerglide.

9" extention housing makes it a 25" long Powerglide. Aluminum Powerglides came out in 1962 in the Chevy II/Nova AND in full size cars, IF they had the 327 motor; if they had say a 283 motor, then it was a cast iron Powerglide, the 235 six cylinder full size cars also had the cast iron Powerglide. ALL 63' on Powerglides were aluminum. And, ONLY two lenths to the aluminum Powerglides, 25" used in 62-64 full size cars, and 28" used in 62' on Chevy II/Nova, trucks, and 65 on full size cars. So, your Powerglide is for a 63-64 full size car. Since it is a 1.82 first gear model (low performance unit) it did'nt come from 62', as 62' would be cast iron UNLESS it was behind a 327, then it would be aluminum and it would be a 1.76 first gear unit. That means your Powerglide HAD to be a 63' or a 64', and since it's a 1.82 first gear, then that means 230 six cylinder or 283 V-8. And since it has a bolt on shifter extention housing it came in a car with bucket seats and floor shifter. I used to have a manual that had ALL the I.D. numbers for Powerglide, they're located on the passenger side of the transmission just above where the did stick tube enters the transmission. You could look it up with those numbers if you can find the corresponding manual. Now, someone, somewhere, at sometime, could have swapped out extention housings for one with a shifter mounting. I've done lots of Powerglides, from air cooled Chevy II/Nova transmissions, to taxi/police model Powerglides, to a 25" 1.76 first gear unit I have that originally came in a 63' 409 powered car; found that out from those numbers I mentioned. Your Powerglide will also have a rear pump and a 4 pack high gear clutch, IF stock. That help?
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Thank You for all the information. It was just that I have seen a lot of powerglides and even the torque drive model used in trucks, but this is the first I have ever seen with the shifter actually mounted on the transmission itself.
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