Any interest in a lower ratio Powerglide?

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Any interest in a lower ratio Powerglide?

Postby Matt51 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:22 am

Hi,
My first post here, hopefully it is appropriate. I am an engineer, with a concept to modify the Powerglide so it could provide ratios such as 1.3, 1.4, or 1.5. Would this be of any use to anyone? Ratio could match a Lenco. Is this a good idea, or a waste of time?
All comments greatly appreciated.

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Postby draglist » Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:03 am

Welcome, Matt. Looking forward to responses on this post. bp
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Postby pro70z28 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:32 pm

I'm thinking maybe not since it would make the jump between 1 & 2 wider, but I suppose it depends on the set-up? :?:
there are some 2 spd. guys here that could give you a better answer. :idea:
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Postby Matt51 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:56 pm

I'm thinking maybe not since it would make the jump between 1 & 2 wider, but I suppose it depends on the set-up? :?:
there are some 2 spd. guys here that could give you a better answer. :idea:
Hi,
Thanks for your answer. Actually, it makes the jump narrower. Seems most glides are around 1.8 to one.

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Postby pro70z28 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:01 am

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Postby Billy Mac » Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:00 am

If I am not mistaken, my tranny/engine buider, Tim, set my glide up with a
1.90(something) low gear...seems to 60ft pretty good. BUT, my converter is real loose (I know it will flash to 6800, as it shifted on the starting line with a 6800 shift chip and no launch chip :oops: )

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Postby Leon » Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:58 am

In anything that runs nitro,like me,the big deal is pump speed.No pump speed equals back siding since you cant control a converter when it locks up like a clutch. alcohol isnt so picky until you put a blower on. 1.76 is stock ratio.


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