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Author Topic:   torque converter
eaton89
Member
posted February 15, 2004 10:23 PM
I cant afford a $300 converter. What Rpm stall can you run on 1/4 mile dirt track. I know its no drag race but all converters have a stall just want to know what to stay away from. Anyone know of a good cheaper converter.

Motor is a 355, 3200 lb car, if that helps.


dirtracer7
Member
posted February 16, 2004 10:14 PM
yea run a stock converter thats the cheapest.


RangeRover
Member
posted February 17, 2004 07:14 AM
I agree with both of you I'm just fishing a little here trying to learn. If you use a smaller diameter converter it would be lighter and have a little better throttle reponse wouldnt it, but they stall. So I was woundering what stall you could get away with without having heating problems during a caution or if you mash on the brake to avoid a accident and when you get back on it, it stalls and gets a little crazy.


dirtracer7
Member
posted February 18, 2004 07:43 PM
I usally put whats called a furnaced brazed converter little more heavy duty than stock.Don't get anymore stall than you need the converter is where most of the heat is created anyway.


redneck racing
Member
posted February 20, 2004 09:12 AM
Ive got a Hughs 2500 stall converter abbout $189.00 I think at the parts store. Eddie


eaton89
Member
posted February 21, 2004 07:48 PM
Ha redneck, what size converter is it and how does it work.


wizzard
Member
posted February 21, 2004 10:16 PM
when i hit the gas i want to go now another thing you need to keep in mind when you have stall that means the tires are more likley to spin when it does engage on a realy dryslick nite you want to keep them tires from spinning at all cost pretty hard to ease into the throttle and keep them under you when the tire won't turn untill they get up there in rpms


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