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Old 07-12-14, 17:38   #1
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power glide help

So I bit the bullet and went with a power glide and I need advice with regards to installing it in my vl. I assume I need a different / custom cross member. If so, how / where do I get one?
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Old 07-12-14, 20:42   #2
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Keas seem to have everything you need to fit one into a VL.

Currently looking into putting one in mine too.
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Old 07-12-14, 21:27   #3
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i just used the vl auto x member and made a bracket to hold the rubber mount
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Old 07-12-14, 22:28   #4
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Sounds straight forward but I suppose you wouldn't have any pics? Its hard to picture where the bracket needs to be made. I take it standard vl rubber mounts are still used?
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Old 08-12-14, 21:40   #5
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All the bracket needs to be is a extension off the crossmember to move the rubber mount foward (I think that's hos mine is done). Just take a measurement between your tailshaft and the body at the back of the old gearbox before it's removed and make the bracket up to mount the glide in the same position
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Old 08-12-14, 23:20   #6
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The original motor and trans was removed about 6+ months ago. I need to call my engine builder about my convertor, he should hopefully know about the cross member as well.
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Old 20-08-15, 16:22   #7
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Finally got my convertor built, now onto the next problem...the x member! I've been told by a trans place in SA that I need a v8 trimatic x member for my power glide install?
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Old 21-08-15, 08:21   #8
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I have a standard VL Auto cross member on mine with an extension plate welded on it.
Got the whole kit from Keas, so might be an idea to get in contact with him.



---------- Post added 21-08-15 at 16:55 ----------

Or buy a complete cross member from Castlemaine rod shop.


http://www.rodshop.com.au/index.php/...s-members.html
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Old 21-08-15, 20:56   #9
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Be careful with some of the Castlemaine gear, I bought an adaptor ring for one of my vl's and it didn't fit at all. I'd give keas a call, or hit up Jason at Tuff Mounts as I know he does them for LS conversions, so may have them for rb30 as well.
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Old 30-08-15, 21:24   #10
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Thank you for the picture, it makes things clearer. My trans guy quoted me around $200 for a x member but my brother tells me he can get his mate to weld and powder coat a x member for me for cheap. Do I use this rubber mount? http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/REAR-TRAN...item5d3ab967c9
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Old 30-08-15, 23:41   #11
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My mount looks more like this one:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Cast-Iron...item48557ef9de
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Old 04-09-15, 21:45   #12
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I bought a trans mount from my local speed shop for $20. Hopefully have the x member done sooner rather than later so the trans can finally go in!
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