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Dan Dishon's Transmission Den / New to powerglide
« on: December 14, 2020, 04:24:05 PM »
Always been a torque-flite guy but now have my first glide. I'll be going through the tranny this winter to see what I actually have inside. I have had the long tail housing off and noticed it's an aftermarket housing with a bearing instead of a bushing. I saw that it still had the factory governor support with the governor removed and my first thought was replacing it with a aluminum support with a bearing and then it hit me. Is that support really necessary? Isn't there a bushing in the rear of the case? Rear case bushing and a bearing in the tail housing. Wouldn't that support the output shaft? I realize I would have to use a simple block off plate to stop pressure leakage. Wouldn't that work?

Wanted to buy / Fuel tank
« on: November 30, 2020, 04:57:22 PM »
Does anybody make a rectangle tank for a FED? I'd like to find something rectangular that will fit inside the frames rails toward the front of my car. does anybody have anything?

Spud Miller's Cave / New to MFI
« on: May 18, 2020, 05:30:33 PM »
Been around racing all my life but never MFI. Bought an FED back in February. It's a 406 SBC, 14:1 comp with a 3 piece Hilborn and DSR pump on alcohol. Keep in mind the last car I made a pass in was 20 years ago in a door car that went 1.48 60ft. So being cautious I backed out the pedal adjustment screw all the way which gave me 2/3 to 3/4 at the butterfly. Also being cautious I put a 3000 chip in the low side and shifted at 6000. First time at the track it went 1.16 60ft, 5.33 and 5.28 @129. I was really impressed.

 Then came COVID19. The weekend before the tracks closed I was at a Funny Car Chaos race in Lufkin TX. I witnessed Dennis Piranio testing a high speed bypass at the track. That got me to thinking about my car. With COVID19 putting a halt to everything, it gave me even more time to think until I couldn't stand it anymore. I had to test my high speed bypass. Testing it I slowly raised the air pressure and @ 50lbs it released.

 Fast forward to this past weekend. I have a pressure gage on the pump so I had my grandson record it while I brought the rpm's up against the converter. Converter stalls 5400 and just as the rpm passes 5000 the pressure hits 50lbs, flickers and drops to about 48lbs. In my mind I'm thinking that as soon as I let off the brake I'm hitting the high speed going down the track. Am I wrong?

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