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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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anyone running a crower glide ?

hi guys i was wondering what it consists of to change a regular glide to a crower glide set up. im haveing trouble with getting a converter to last any time and have heard of the crower clutch set up but dont have any real idea about it just trying to figure something out thanks brad
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Never heard of a Crowerglide clutch for a powerglide. A Crowerglide is a multi disk/floater slider clutch setup that you can adjust spring weights & throwout arm weights to control how much the clutch slips/locks up. Multi-disk slider clutches can be used with a true racing trans such as Lenco, Liberty, (etc).

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This use to be around in the mid to late 70's and early 80' where people were trying to mate a clutch setup to a Turbo 400 or a glide and they use to call the a Pour mans Lenco. I have never seen one that really worked I have seen a many men try it and noone that I know has ever perfected one and really make a clutch work with an Auto . If you are not confused by now Good


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Cougar1969, I think you might be thinking about a clutch-turbo (chevy TH400+clutch) or a clutch-flite (chrysler 727+clutch) when you refer to what was called a poor mans Lenco. I think Fairbanks used to sell a complete ready to go clutch-flite with all the modifications done, all you needed to do was supply the clutch can & a pedal clutch.

prostudebaker, you can go to Crower's "about us" page http://www.crower.com/misc/aboutus.shtml and see a pic & description of the original Crowerglide centrifugal slider dual disk clutch (about 1/2 way down the page).



This Crower pdf (converted to web) is more detailed & mentions both the "Crowerglide" & "Crower pedal" clutches.
http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache...&cd=1&ie=UTF-8

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Maverick Performance has a few pedal clutch/auto trans kits that look like the old adapter setups from years ago.

For a C-6: http://www.wintersperformance.com/ca...eWinder/33.htm

For a 727: http://www.wintersperformance.com/ca...eWinder/32.htm

For a th400: http://www.wintersperformance.com/ca...eWinder/31.htm

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yeah guess i was confused .i thought when i heard talk of a crower glide they where talkin about a clutch set up with a glide my mistake. maybe ill try a coan converter keep rolen the fins in my converter and bought one from a guy here close that supost tobe a great tranny man and builds converters too well his wont lock up id bet if i wanted to icould get it to go to 8000 it will pull but it runs up to the chip and never really pulls hard . id say it was almost a second slower with the converter than the one that the fins roled in
maybe i need to look at something else like a lenco with the air shifters . anyone ever try that in mud truck ? thanks brad
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Give the guys at edge converters a call.
I think there web site is edgeconverters.com, The guy I talked to is a mud racer from way back & set one up for me that has worked very well so far.

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