<VV> Powerglide interchange

shortle shortle556 at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 25 22:12:27 EDT 2010

My '63 Rampside has the original PG (I rebuilt it about 3 years ago) w/ transmission oil cooler in front of a '65 95HP RN engine (originally a 140 HP PG engine w/retarded crank gear until losing a valve seat).Just got back from an 800 mile trip to Denver this weekend.This combination is awesome!
Timothy Shortle in Durango Colorado 

-----Original Message-----
>From: BobHelt at aol.com
>Sent: Apr 24, 2010 8:47 AM
>To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
>Subject: <VV> Powerglide interchange
>Just curious...has anyone ever used an early model  (1960-63) Powerglide
>transmission connected to a 164 cu inch engine? 
>According to the Shop Manuals, the 1964-69 PG had  increased oil pressures 
>and was beefed up to match the 164 CID. So if one were  to mate a 1960-63 PG 
>to a 164 CID engine, how would this work out?
>The EM transmission has lower internal  pressures which might make it shift 
>differently (or badly) when tied to a 164  cid engine. 
>Has anyone done this?  Were there any  problems with this combination?
>Bob  Helt
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