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Drag car height #3182671
10/10/23 07:58 AM
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Curious if a glide is physically smaller than a 727. I have a BBM Duster, and want to lower it some, but the deep 727 trans pan actually hangs down some. Wondering how everyone gets their car so low....


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Re: Drag car height [Re: Dragula] #3182674
10/10/23 08:14 AM
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If the trans pan is below your headers I think that is an issue. The headers are the lowest point on my car. I run a moroso aluminum trans pan and it is not the lowest point under my car. It allows me to hold about 8-9 qts of trans fluid and that seems to be plenty for my application.

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Re: Drag car height [Re: Bad340fish] #3182676
10/10/23 08:31 AM
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Headers are above the wheel spindles.....lol

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'70 Cuda,...605 Hemi Street Car (6.20 best pass, 1.33 60ft)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYw6RA-k5Bk (6.25 at 108.75mph from inside car)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zQEb9uxFng (6.25 at 108mph from outside car)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCvfzsC4NgM (9.9)

'66 Barracuda AWB Stretched nose Blown 440 Car in build stage

'71 Duster Drag Car 400 Low Deck 512 best 6.002 at 115.44mph
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znuo3jMUXTk
Re: Drag car height [Re: Dragula] #3182710
10/10/23 10:40 AM
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Lowest point are my custom headers, sitting at exactly 2 inches. That’s with an aluminum deep dish pan on a 727.

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Re: Drag car height [Re: BloFish] #3182720
10/10/23 11:04 AM
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I run a cast deep pan on a turbo 400, what helped a lot was to mill the cooling ribs off it. Right now i have about 3.5" to the trans pan, but the rear of my oil pan is 2.75" . But im not driving anywhere except in the trailer and to the lanes at the track.

You still have stock suspension up front? you can put a fairly tall aftermarket urethane snubber in the lower arm. Trim it that it only has 1/4 to an 1/8 clearance at rest, this way you know the car wont "bottom out" and your limiting the down travel in the front suspension.

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Re: Drag car height [Re: Dragula] #3182752
10/10/23 12:30 PM
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How about using some spacers between the trans mount and the transmission tail shaft mount work scope twocents


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Re: Drag car height [Re: Cab_Burge] #3182772
10/10/23 01:28 PM
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I have Magnum Force front end on it, and its lowered a little already,

Trans is right up against the floor with the shield htting


'70 Cuda,...605 Hemi Street Car (6.20 best pass, 1.33 60ft)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYw6RA-k5Bk (6.25 at 108.75mph from inside car)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zQEb9uxFng (6.25 at 108mph from outside car)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCvfzsC4NgM (9.9)

'66 Barracuda AWB Stretched nose Blown 440 Car in build stage

'71 Duster Drag Car 400 Low Deck 512 best 6.002 at 115.44mph
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Znuo3jMUXTk
Re: Drag car height [Re: Cab_Burge] #3182786
10/10/23 01:51 PM
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My car sits as low as I can get it with a stock driveshaft tunnel, and front frame rails. The lower control arms are almost touching the bump stops that have been cut down a inch. My scattershield is one of the lowest parts of the car, other than the headers, and 4 link crossmember.

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Re: Drag car height [Re: JERICOGTX] #3182907
10/10/23 08:27 PM
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Mine sits low and my deep trans pan as low as my headers also. However it is still several inches from the ground. If you want to increase your ground clearance just put a standard pan back on it and run a large cooler.

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Re: Drag car height [Re: 6PKRTSE] #3182955
10/11/23 04:36 AM
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Are you running the B&M deep pan? If so, they're deep pans, more for a truck. I'm running the TCI deep pan, two inches higher & I run -8 lines to & from a big cooler to add fluid volume. 6k converter & can hot lap no problems.







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