Powerglide--turbo input shaft vs. glide input shaft

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Powerglide--turbo input shaft vs. glide input shaft

#1 Post by Craig W. » Fri May 27, 2005 11:01 am

Which is stronger in a Powerglide, a TH350/400 style input shaft or a 'glide input shaft? I'm hoping to have a glide built later this summer and I'll be going to a new converter anyway. So I can go with either shaft.

Also, who makes the best/quickest transbrake?

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#2 Post by Bobalos » Fri May 27, 2005 11:20 am

I have a buddy that went through a couple of Glides until he got one from Mikes Trans. those guys REALLY know how to build a glide. You might want to give them a call.

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#3 Post by John_Heard » Fri May 27, 2005 11:50 am

I believe that the 400/350 shaft is stronger, but that is based on the fact that most of the ones I see that are built up for high horsepower for sale seem to use the 400 spline.

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#4 Post by Craig W. » Fri May 27, 2005 12:17 pm

Thanks John.

Yeah, you'll have to show me all the changes that you've made.
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#5 Post by jones_performance » Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:57 pm

not sure on the strength, but a nice thing about the turbo splines is you are now able to use all kinds of different converters, not limited to just a glide converter.
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#6 Post by sixt5nova » Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:56 pm

Generally spline count dictates strength. A glide is a coarse spline and a turbo is a fine spline. Personally i've always ran a turbo input for my converters. THey are easier to find, and cheaper.
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