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    dartlove Well-Known Member

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    So I am building a couple Powerglides to backup my 496 Stroker. The motor should put out a little over 700 so I was wondering if anybody has any experience with the Powerglide if the stock 5 clutch drum is enough or if I have to upgrade to a 6 or 8 clutch drum?
     
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    Powerglide as in GM?
     
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    I have a JW ultra bell & Hughes 8" convertor for a power glide if interested.
    convertor is setup for a 500" motor.
    700.00 for both.
     
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    dartlove Well-Known Member

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    Yes, yes it is. Not looking for an argument it's just my preference. It's in a Mopar car backed up to a Mopar motor that's good enough for me
     
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      700 hp, 5 clutch will not hold up very long , you might want to spend the coin and upgrade drum now.
      TCI has a number of drums to choose, includes ceramic choices or light weight drums, full line drag products for glides. Lon
       
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      You definitely will need hardened input shaft with spline choice for convertors design. Lon
       
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      Thanks for the info. I usually order from TSR , but I noticed FTI had a 1200hp rated drum and 6 clutch race friction kit. Are they any good? I always use hardened th400 splined input shafts
       
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        That will do it ,. But get good quality frictions, blue or red line plates and kevlar band.
        Lon
         
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        Wasn't looking for an argument, was just asking
         
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        Yes, as in GM
         
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        I have been running a glide at that level for about 18 years now. I use the 6 clutch upgrade in the stock drum (it holds up great), you need a good preferably 300M input, and turbo spline (if not it will break), and a good planetary, stock 1.76 can hold up for a long time but most of the time a couple or three years does them in. I have a straight cut 1.80 (it holds up great). You need 5 clutches in reverse and I use waffled material to set trans-brake crisply. I also use the billet low servo (optional) and dual teflon seal is best choice there. I like the Coan pro brake with stock reverse piston return springs, single drilled case also makes it easier. Good luck.
         
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          Now this sounds like a man that has the combo nailed down!
           
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          Thanks for the advise. Greatly appreciated. Very valuable info.
           
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          The Jegs part number for the 6 clutch piston is 206-COA-12826, thats for 6 stock thickness .100" clutches, I always liked sticking with the .100" clutches, they are more robust than the thin ones. Also you have to have a steel clutch hub for high gear if that's not assumed already.
           
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