Were modern powerglides(the ones one can get parts for) ever put on Chevy 235/261 or GMC small 6 cyl. engines, and if so, what bell housing/engine attachment did they use? I know they have integral bell housings.
'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires. '47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle. '54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed. '55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
Probably not- - - -I believe the swap to the aluminum case PG happened around 1962 or 63, which would have coincided with the change to the 194/230/250/292 engines with the V8 bellhousing bolt pattern. About the only way to mate a late PG to the early stovebolt engine would be to use an adapter plate and flex plate intended for the TH 350 transmission.
FATSCO transmission parts in New Jersey still carries rebuilding parts for the cast iron PG transmissions, and a lot of others like the Dual Range Hydramatic, the FOMOCO Borg-Warner transmissions, Packard Ultramatic, etc. Jerry
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The engine that I'm going to put in my truck came out of a 1961 Impala. It had the cast iron powerglide with it. In the below pic, you can see the adapter plate (about 2 inches thick) that mated the powerglide to the 235. The powerglide, adapter plate, flexplate and original torque converter are still taking up space in my garage.... I switched the 235 to the original bell housing for my original 3 speed transmission.
even the cast iron powerglide for the 6 did not interchange with the cast iron powerglide for the v8. made that mistake when i had a '57 blue flame 6 with a worn out powerglide trying to do a shade tree swap at 17. The bigest thing I learned without a proper transmission jack was how heavy those things are! the guys are right about the bell housing change. as bad as I thought the powerglide was from my experiences, built right, the newer version did great in a friends chevyII drag car.
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