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Unread 03-01-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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Powerglide Transmission Questions

I've asked around without any real clear answer... What model powerglide would be in my 1970 Jeep DJ5? I shot a few older powerglide listings to a few people and got a brief "this won't fit your DJ, it's an older cast iron model..."

Questions:
What powerglide is in my DJ?
What rebuild kit would you recommend?
How many different types/models of powerglides are there?

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Unread 03-02-2013, 07:40 AM   #2
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A powerglide is basically a powerglide. A rebuild kit that works for one will work for any other PG.
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Unread 03-02-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
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Are all rebuild kits made equally? Any brands I should stay away from? Found one for $41 on Summit Racing: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/tc...0/media/images
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Unread 04-29-2013, 06:28 PM   #4
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unless youre doing a 4x4 conversion, drop the powerglide and grab a different transmission. the powerglide is old as old can be, and has TWO gears.

you can grab th350's and th400's from junkyards for a dime a dozen.

or better yet, i can sell you my built 700r4 with overdrive when i pull it out. its got about 5k miles on it, new clutch packs, performance valve body... its great, except too long for a 4x4 setup in a dj5
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Unread 04-29-2013, 07:52 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CSP
A powerglide is basically a powerglide. A rebuild kit that works for one will work for any other PG.
This^^. Early glides used a cast iron case, later models used aluminum.

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Unread 04-29-2013, 08:19 PM   #6
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If you ditch the early power glide you may want to post it on some racing forums. The cast iron glides used to be very desirable for drag racing, handling a lot of horsepower. You may be able to sell it for enough to replace it with something a little newer and easier to maintain or repair.

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