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powerglide performance
Posted by: Jonny R ()
Date: August 12, 2008 07:07PM

I was wondering if there was anything towards performance pieces for the powergide like a shift kit or anything that would give my car a little more of a sportier feel. Thanks guys

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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 12, 2008 07:43PM

Billy Bruce who runs in the 12's runs Kelvar Clutches and low band

A Higher speed Stall Torque convertor for better launches... [ I've used one]

The Shift kit is only a hole enlarged or drilled in a different place...that's all the kits are.. just a plate pre-drilled / plugged, etc.

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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: Jonny R ()
Date: August 12, 2008 08:13PM

So where do i get this stuff i would really like to be different instead of going to a four speed keep the basic powerglide. If not where do i get it how do i get it? Thanks again Matt

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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: ScottS ()
Date: August 12, 2008 08:16PM

I saw the PG vert at the Oilyimpics and it did OK.

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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 12, 2008 08:18PM

Ken Arnold in Atlanta GA. does the kelvar....contact that CORSA Chapter?

The Shiftkit mods... you'll need a good AT man and have him look at the plate / trans circuitry..

The Hi Stall convertors... find a local REBUILDER of TQ's not a trans shop.. but they will tell you who's closest.

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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: Jonny R ()
Date: August 12, 2008 08:35PM

Ok so far so good but what exactly will the shift kit mods do for me perofmance wise. but thanks guys for the information so far.

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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 12, 2008 08:39PM

They change the maximum speed in a gear, stiffen the shifting..no slip if you want..

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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: Jonny R ()
Date: August 12, 2008 08:42PM

ok and here might be a dumb question what will no slip at all do??? But thanks i like the way this is sounding and im deffinately going to look further into this and get some of this done to my tranny.

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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: Jonny R ()
Date: August 12, 2008 08:46PM

Plus i forgot to mention my car is a street car to so im trying to to lose to much driveability but i will sacrifice some if its gonna be worth it. Haha

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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: Darren ()
Date: August 13, 2008 12:11AM

It still would pale in performance to a 4 speed

Darren
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Re: powerglide performance / no slip
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 13, 2008 07:55AM

When the trans shifts from low to drive automatically...it's designed to be smooth..

The higher pressure, etc. causes the shift to be FIRM...less slippage of the clutches as the transistion is made...

Haven't you ridden is someone's truck.. that tows heavy items? Most people today in RV lifestyles use this.

Newer vehicles are done electronically.... older units have to be physically modified.

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Re: powerglide performance / no slip
Posted by: Woodkeeth ()
Date: August 13, 2008 08:33AM

FYI, Clark's sells a higher stall TQ. Page 134 in the catalog.

Keith Woodke

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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: August 13, 2008 08:52AM

I have a high stall TC in my lakewood, with 3.89s and a healthy low end torque 95 it is very fast off the line.

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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: atwistedgrip ()
Date: August 13, 2008 04:34PM

I swapped a governor from a 140HP PG into my 110. Best performance mod I've done. Totally improved drivability.

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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: lostbooger ()
Date: May 25, 2011 10:44AM

Has there been any new info or resources put out regarding high performance powerglide? Im in San Diego.

Im going to start gathering parts for my 4.3 sedans powerglide. I already have acess to a buildable trans and TQ.

Im looking to improve the shift firmness and increase reliability. Increase the number of clutches and kevlar lined low band. Also maybe braze the fins in the TQ.

Also willing to purchase good used parts.

Kind of surprising how hard it is to find performance parts for these.

Damian


61 Monza 4.3L V6


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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: FLSteve ()
Date: May 25, 2011 12:29PM

Not performance trans! The 4sp would be much better I think.

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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: May 25, 2011 12:53PM

Mikes transmision in lancaster can build you a bullet proof hard shifting corvair PG,,,Mojave green torque converters in little rock can build your converter to your specs. thumbs up

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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: May 25, 2011 01:05PM

If you do a lot of city driving you will soon grow to hate the extremely hard upshift and downshiftsad smiley Spend you $$$ on a good stall convertor & cooler setup,,,, don't go too high on the stall speed tho .smiling smiley

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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: 4carbcorvair ()
Date: May 25, 2011 01:10PM

What Mel said. I've been in hard shifting cars before, it's not fun on the street.

PG trans is a fairly reliable unit as-is. GM did good with the ole powerglide.

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Re: powerglide performance
Posted by: lostbooger ()
Date: May 25, 2011 03:22PM

I agree with the hard shift being annoying. My Z when it had the 327 with the T350 would get annoying when I was just cruising. However that hard shift + the solid traction the Z has won me more then a few races that would have just been ties. Crazy car would leap half a car length on 2nd gear everytime.

It also got me pulled over a few times. If I was only driving the Z say 1/4 throttle and the weight hadnt shifted to the rear the tires would chirp everytime.


I just want to firm up the PG over stock a little for the sedan. I dont want to frag my diff especially since I cant afford the 4 spider set up. I appreciate the good info and Ill look into those guys.

I plan on keeping the stall around stock specs since the engine is a torquer. I just want to make sure it doesnt blow up. Prolly not a problem with just a 4.3.



Why is there always somebody on every PG thread that feels the need to put the transmission down? eye rolling smiley

Damian


61 Monza 4.3L V6





Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/25/2011 03:24PM by lostbooger.

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