af2 wrote:Put a 3500 stall in it and hang on. The one you have is basically stock stall.
Coloradoracer wrote:For drag racing applications, you generally want a converter with a stall speed very near the torque peak of the motor. A 3500 rpm stall converter would really wake up your combo. For 1/8th mile racing, a converter that is slightly too loose is way better than one that is too tight. You can get away with a tighter converter in the 1/4 mile, but not as much time for things to work on the shorter track. You'd be surprised at how much difference a good converter will make. As for which one to get, save your money and have one built for your combo. Yes, they are more expensive, but you get what you pay for, and with a lesser converter, it might not be correct for what you have, and may even not be rated for the torque your engine produces. Something else to remember is that just because a converter is advertised to have a certain stall, that doesn't mean that's what it will do behind your combo. Converters are very torque sensitive, and the generic ones are usually rated for stock output or lightly modified engines. What you are running could be considered well above stock, and a generic 3500 stall converter might actually flash to substantially higher stall speeds with your stuff.
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