388 Chevy SB
Building A 383
CID with 6
00 Horse Power
on A Budget
Ford 351-W SB
The 800 HP
460 / 520
Big Block Ford
The 800-Plus HP
Chevy Big Block
400 Chevy SB
9 Inch Ford
Jr. Drag Racing
HP 350 Turbo
Racing 400 Turbo
How To Build
Building The Hi-Performance POWERGLIDE
Hands on, step-by-step treatment of both teardown and the build-up assembly process.
Tear down shows inspection of broken parts and case from a powerglide taken out of a rear-engine dragster with a 1000 HP small block Chevy engine.
search for high performance after-market components leads to
J.W. Performance Transmissions"
Their full product line of complete transmissions and high performance
after-market parts supply the components to build a super high performance transmission that will stand up to the
punishment the dragster will give it.
Stock broken parts are compared to the high performance components throughout the build-up process.
Up-close cuts show all components and all assembly procedures throughout the build-up process.
Great detail is given to completely explain and show all procedures and placement of all parts, snap-rings, thrust washers, clearances and everything you need to know to build your own transmission.
You will see the best high performance aftermarket parts in the transmission
industry. This will aid you by knowing what parts are available to you, and how they will help with any weakness you may have or up-grade you may want to make to your Powerglide.
The build-up assembly includes: Case - bellhousing - aluminum high volume front pump with stator -roller bearing drag free rear support housing both long and short - high gear drum and hub - clutches, steels, and bands - 8 clutch pack high
drum vs. 5 clutch - main shaft - stock and aftermarket planetary -reverse clutches and piston - two ring aftermarket servo - trans-brake style valve body and solenoid -
linkage and shift lever - filter and aluminum deep pan - torque converter and flywheel - fluid and temperature - clearance checks - torque values - band adjustment and installation.
The most complete and exhaustive video on understanding and building a POWERGLIDE ever produced. Use this video to build a stock or high performance Powerglide.
92 minutes in color and Dolby stereo.