I can tell you that as a street transmission, the
'glide in my '68 El Camino licks ***** compared to
the overdrive 4-speed in my Camaro. Drag strip
is another matter, the 'glide is pretty efficient
and can be made pretty stout, for cheap.
I would never have one again in any street car of
mine. I'd go with a 4L80E and a BFH before any of
the other options, for the Camaro. Anything without
overdrive, no way.
how do you use this car? i kept blowing transmissions in my formula(mid 10's on nos) and i finally had Century Transmissions in Houston build me a 4L65E that is good for 750hp. 6,000 mile/ 6 month warranty. i have had no problems at all and i beat the hell out of my car. Rossler Transmissions also make a hell of a transmission for these cars. I would get a 4L80 instead of a p/g!
Thats what they called them in the 60's, because they were so sloppy that you couldnt get any performance out of them - At least a stock powerglide.
However, if you are thinking powerglide...you should spend the coin and get one that is built up. They work great for drag racing, but I wouldnt put one on a street vehicle, just not a good choice. Go 700R4 with a TC controller, if your not running an ECM.
At least you'll get decent driveablility out of it, and you can still take it to the strip for fun.