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Post  rocketpony on July 27th 2015, 1:18 am

Currently has a c6 rolerized, brake, custom converter in 3200 lbs back halfed mustang 600ci approx 1000hp, 4.56 gears that is drag raced mainly for heads up racing.
Sum guys are telling me to switch to a power glide, would I benefit from this? How? Faster?
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Post  the Coug on July 27th 2015, 3:02 am

I would go glide, with that much HP why do you need such a low gear and it is pretty much useless you are only in low gear for a second and then you shift.. use the HP and then you only have to shift once and let it eat....
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Post  maverick on July 27th 2015, 8:31 am

If it was mine it would have a 'glide in it. But at your power level and weight...don't go cheap. Get a good one.
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Post  cool40 on July 27th 2015, 8:48 am

At 3200# i dont know if i would. Suspect
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Post  D. Sea on July 27th 2015, 11:21 am

My car is 3212 # with driver. When I switched from a C4 to a Glide I picked up ET and MPH. Approximately 825hp NA.



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Post  the Coug on July 27th 2015, 2:33 pm

cool40 wrote:At 3200# i dont know if i would. Suspect



Lee I have a friend that has a 3800 lb chevelle runs in the 8s running a glide and when he launches it, it's wheels up every time
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Post  rocketpony on July 27th 2015, 3:41 pm

D. Sea wrote:My car is 3212 # with driver.  When I switched from a C4 to a Glide I picked up ET and MPH.  Approximately 825hp NA.





Wow that's impressive, if that's the case then goin from c6 to glide should be even more gain.
What was specs on both trannies?(aluminum drum, brake, rolerized, etc)

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Post  D. Sea on July 27th 2015, 4:01 pm

C4 was rollerized and built. Worked great behind a 466 but didn't like the extra torque from the 534. Glide is rollerized as well with JW Case, pan, bell and tailshaft.

I used to run a C6 when I was running a FE. After racing with this glide for about 7 years now, I won't go back to a 3 speed. I find the 2 speed much more consistent.

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Post  rocketpony on July 27th 2015, 4:25 pm

I see, thanks for the replies.
Ultimately I want the tranny that will make my car the quickest in 1/4 mile

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Post  1982GT on July 27th 2015, 9:20 pm

D. Sea wrote:C4 was rollerized and built.  Worked great behind a 466 but didn't like the extra torque from the 534.   Glide is rollerized as well with JW Case, pan, bell and tailshaft.  



I' m running a 466 and a C4. In your personal experience, how much power would your C4 take and still be reliable?

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Post  cool40 on July 27th 2015, 9:29 pm

the Coug wrote:
cool40 wrote:At 3200# i dont know if i would. Suspect



Lee I have a friend that has a 3800 lb chevelle runs in the 8s running a glide and when he launches it, it's wheels up every time
i'm always the poor sob that has to be the exception. Laughing i went to the glide from a c4 and did not gain any et or mph! Most folks have better luck than me i guess.
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Post  IDT-572 on July 27th 2015, 11:06 pm

1982GT wrote:
D. Sea wrote:C4 was rollerized and built.  Worked great behind a 466 but didn't like the extra torque from the 534.   Glide is rollerized as well with JW Case, pan, bell and tailshaft.  



I' m running a 466 and a C4. In your personal experience, how much power would your C4 take and still be reliable?

Thanks.

Its the torque in the lower rpm's that kill the C4's............ It seems that somewhere between 650 and 700 ft lb's is where we have seen them start giving trouble. It seems they will live behind a 800 hp small block and die behind a 800 hp big block.
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Post  richter69 on July 28th 2015, 8:31 am

Glide and a good converter for the win.
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Post  yellowhorse7 on July 28th 2015, 9:07 am

IDT-572 wrote:
1982GT wrote:
D. Sea wrote:C4 was rollerized and built.  Worked great behind a 466 but didn't like the extra torque from the 534.   Glide is rollerized as well with JW Case, pan, bell and tailshaft.  



I' m running a 466 and a C4. In your personal experience, how much power would your C4 take and still be reliable?

Thanks.

Its the torque in the lower rpm's that kill the C4's............  It seems that somewhere between 650 and 700 ft lb's is where we have seen them start giving trouble.  It seems they will live behind a 800 hp small block and die behind a 800 hp big block.

EXACTLY what killed mine
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Post  68formalGT on July 28th 2015, 1:59 pm

How about the t400 with the 2nd gear transbrake?
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Post  maverick on July 28th 2015, 8:20 pm

68formalGT wrote:How about the t400 with the 2nd gear transbrake?

I guess you could make a T400 work like a 'glide. It's been done before. But if you want a trans that works like a 'glide...why not just get a 'glide? Wink They're everywhere and EVERYBODY has parts and knows how to build one.
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Post  supervel45 on July 28th 2015, 9:29 pm

http://www.yellowbullet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=544261 Alot of info on 2speed T-400's.

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Post  whatbumper on July 28th 2015, 10:55 pm

We build a lot of powerglides and 400's both two and three speed.

A glide with a good 1.80 gearset would be where I would stay with your setup.

If you were using a power adder and wanted to leave on more power then I would say move to either a 1.58 glide or a two speed 400. We sell multiple gearsets for the 400 but the factory 1.48 gearset is the most popular. It's good to a lot of horsepower (I have a couple promod guys using a stock gearset with good shafts and other good internal components.

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Post  the Coug on July 31st 2015, 6:19 am

1.69 low gear Glide why have the hassle of a T400 and more weight and much more bulk when Millions of Glide running as much or More hp than you and Part are way Easier to find......than some Odd balled Bastardized T400...JMHO
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