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is there a site or equation to figuring out a stall converter size needed for my nova

360ci SBC
hyd flat tappet cam 519/523 adv dur 294/306
sportsman 2 heads 200cc 64cc 202/160
performer rpm intake
holley 750 dp


4.11 gear
th350 full manual vb
27" tall converter
full weight car

I need to figure out the optimum converter stall i need
 

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id say something above a 3000converter maybe 3800 to 4500 range how much compression. with the 4.11s and 4500 converter you should be able to run 11.50s all day long. im running a 3000 converter and 3.73s with 27" tall tires if i put my 4500 and 4.11s in i was told i would run 11.50s all day. if you can get your car to leave at 3700 shift at 6500 and trap at 6200 youll be right there :yes:
 

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I need to figure out the optimum converter stall i need
There's no such animal--everything is a compromise. Is it a daily driver? A drag only car? Plan to tow a trailer? Like we tell every other guy that asks this question each week, call a decent converter maker and give them ALL the actual specs of YOUR combo--not one similar to yours, or one you read about in a magazine, because it won't be right. And if you give bad info and the converter doesn't correctly, who are you going to blame?
 

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There's no such animal--everything is a compromise. Is it a daily driver? A drag only car? Plan to tow a trailer? Like we tell every other guy that asks this question each week, call a decent converter maker and give them ALL the actual specs of YOUR combo--not one similar to yours, or one you read about in a magazine, because it won't be right. And if you give bad info and the converter doesn't correctly, who are you going to blame?
this is true too also^^^^^^^^^^^
 

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There's no such animal--everything is a compromise. Is it a daily driver? A drag only car? Plan to tow a trailer? Like we tell every other guy that asks this question each week, call a decent converter maker and give them ALL the actual specs of YOUR combo--not one similar to yours, or one you read about in a magazine, because it won't be right. And if you give bad info and the converter doesn't correctly, who are you going to blame?
such hostility...this is my combo and it is a weekend warrior I am just getting ready to install the engine I have a trans just no converter.... I am not looking for perfect hell I dont think 2-400 off on stall will make a bunch of difference just looking for a reccomendation. calm down
 

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With the 4.11 gear you prob don't need as much convertor as with a 3.50. I would get a B&M holeshot 3000. It worked well for me and behind my 404 it stalled at 3500 on the foot brake and would flash to just about 4500. I took it into the 10's in a 3350# car. It would prob stall just a little lower with your motor and best of all it is pretty inexpensive.
 

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I just ordered a new stall for my car. I called JW convertors told them what i had and they told me what i needed and it worked out great. Plus the price was good... 371 to the door and it is a 10 inch convertor with ballooning plates.

Highly recommend these guys.

Shaun
 

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such hostility...this is my combo and it is a weekend warrior I am just getting ready to install the engine I have a trans just no converter.... I am not looking for perfect hell I dont think 2-400 off on stall will make a bunch of difference just looking for a reccomendation. calm down
im not ganging up on you...
neither are the other guys.
but youve asked a question on the drag racing forum and should consider yourself blessed if guys like bowtie chime in with their thoughts.
they know there stuff. :yes:
if you want a generic answer id say ~3500-4K for that 350cid but would like to know compression...

good luck

steve
 

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Hostility. This is one of the most melo web sites around for GOOD information. If you want hostile there are several other sites you can visit where they will use every swear word imaginable.

The advice that bowtie gave you was sound and straight up.

I just got done ordering my converter and I went through the same thing. Give all pertinant info and your converter guy should hook you up.
 

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Denny, you may have told me the other night, but who did you order your converter from? Looks like I will need a new one soon.
 

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Denny, you may have told me the other night, but who did you order your converter from? Looks like I will need a new one soon.
I went with low buck for now and I am going to try a Rednack. I have heard alot of good things about them. Yes there are better but...$$$

4500 stall
 

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i have almost infinitely adjustable stall. it's a lot of fun
 

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I just got my car running, I have a ******* performance 4000 stall and am very happy with how it performs!:yes:
Good I am glad to hear another positive for Rednack. I also have their trans brake and reverse manual valve body.:yes:
 

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Looks like your running the same combo i had about 8 years ago, i had a 10" TCI street fighter and it worked great for daily street and weekend strip.
 

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Did you get the install of the valvebody and trans brake done yet?
It's all done sitting on the bench ready to install, I am just waiting for the big brown truck to bring my timing set and top end gaskets for the new heads and intake. Got to degree the cam and it all goes back together. Then I will post results. This is my 1st TH400 rebuild. I hope it works.:eek:
 
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