<VV> Cord with turbo

tim mahler flat6vair at comcast.net
Fri Apr 23 18:13:21 EDT 2010

A turbo connected to a 2 speed powerglide is not a great combination in any 

The Glen Pray Cords were typically made 140 PG or 180 4sp.  The shift 
linkage for the 4sp was a sight to behold as I understand it.

My Cord 8/10s was "born" a 180 4sp.  converted to a 95 PG (turbo removed, 
4sp replaced with PG). then the turbo added back. Thus it is now a 180 PG.

The turbo is not exercised enough.  On-ramps it may kick in. Otherwise I 
need to be in going really fast to invoke it.  I may not be operational now, 
i have not exercised it enough (the car or the turbo).

It is drivable -- nice cruising vehicle.  the turbo gets plenty of attention 
at shows but is, as noted above, mostly for show in this combination.  a 3 
sp PG would be a better combination if an auto trans.

tim mahler

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <jwcorvair at aol.com>
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Sent: Friday, April 23, 2010 9:12 AM
Subject: <VV> Cord with turbo

> Hi,
> Last year, in several issues of the Communique was an add for a Glen Pray 
> Cord with a turbo engine and a Powerglide. Does anyone know anything about 
> this car? How does the engine and transmission combination work? Manual 
> shift auto? Thanks in advance for any comments or answers.
> Joe White (62 four door, 66 Porvair)
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