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Old 08-14-2005, 05:15 AM
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B&M Holeshot converter opinions

Hello again everyone,

I was just wondering if any of you here have ever ran a B&M Holeshot converter?

Some of you may remember the transmission woes I have been having. Well yesterday I snatched everything out. Basically the torque converter took a dump and started flaking metal into the transmission. Atleast the front pump in the transmission is broken, probably more, but my transmission guy hasn't had a chance to tear into it yet and tell for sure.

Anyway, I am in the market for a new somewhat affordable torque converter. As always and with everyone, I am looking for the best converter I can get cheaply, with a max price of 350ish dollars.

I was checking around, and came across the B&M Holeshot 3000. It advertises the stall range as 2800-3200, but it will usually stall higher than 3200 behind a big block (according to the B&M site.) My engine/cam combination call for a 2800 stall. B&M also has the Holeshot 2400, which advertises the stall range as 2300-2500, but it also says it will stall 200-300 RPM higher then that behind a big block (due to the amount of low end torque big blocks typically make).

My question is should I get the B&M 3000 for 360ish dollars and be stalling in the 3400 range, or get the Holeshot 2400 for 240 dollars and be stalling in the 2700ish range? This is purely a street car that will see no more than a couple track visits just to see what it does, so a 4000 or higher stall, etc. is out of the question.

I was reading on the TCI site, and it says the stall rating they give converters is based on a car having 250 ft/lbs of torque at 2500 RPMS. If you have less than that at 2500, it will stall less, or more at 2500 it will stall more. Well I ran my exact engine combo through desktop dyno which I realize isn't 100% accurate, but they had the motor producing 440 ft lbs at 2500 RPMS.

Right now I am leaning towards the 2400 Holeshot, but I was wondering if I run the risk of breaking the converter due to "overstalling" or something it there is such a thing.

I hope you guys understand what I am trying to say.

Thanks a ton and any input you guys have is most appreciated.

Rob

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Old 08-14-2005, 11:07 AM
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Hello again everyone,

I was just wondering if any of you here have ever ran a B&M Holeshot converter?

Some of you may remember the transmission woes I have been having. Well yesterday I snatched everything out. Basically the torque converter took a dump and started flaking metal into the transmission. Atleast the front pump in the transmission is broken, probably more, but my transmission guy hasn't had a chance to tear into it yet and tell for sure.

Anyway, I am in the market for a new somewhat affordable torque converter. As always and with everyone, I am looking for the best converter I can get cheaply, with a max price of 350ish dollars.

I was checking around, and came across the B&M Holeshot 3000. It advertises the stall range as 2800-3200, but it will usually stall higher than 3200 behind a big block (according to the B&M site.) My engine/cam combination call for a 2800 stall. B&M also has the Holeshot 2400, which advertises the stall range as 2300-2500, but it also says it will stall 200-300 RPM higher then that behind a big block (due to the amount of low end torque big blocks typically make).

My question is should I get the B&M 3000 for 360ish dollars and be stalling in the 3400 range, or get the Holeshot 2400 for 240 dollars and be stalling in the 2700ish range? This is purely a street car that will see no more than a couple track visits just to see what it does, so a 4000 or higher stall, etc. is out of the question.

I was reading on the TCI site, and it says the stall rating they give converters is based on a car having 250 ft/lbs of torque at 2500 RPMS. If you have less than that at 2500, it will stall less, or more at 2500 it will stall more. Well I ran my exact engine combo through desktop dyno which I realize isn't 100% accurate, but they had the motor producing 440 ft lbs at 2500 RPMS.

Right now I am leaning towards the 2400 Holeshot, but I was wondering if I run the risk of breaking the converter due to "overstalling" or something it there is such a thing.

I hope you guys understand what I am trying to say.

Thanks a ton and any input you guys have is most appreciated.

Rob
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Old 08-14-2005, 11:22 AM
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My SBC 400 puts out around 500 ft./lbs of torque. I am running a Tork Master 2,400 in it. So far it has held up.

I have a Holeshot 2,800-3,200 in my Ranchero. It is holding up well also.
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Thanks alot for the responses guys.

The car already has a really good "Hughes" Tranny cooler.

I was also looking at the TorkMaster converters, but everything I read about them say they are not made to go behind big blocks.

Thanks for the input guys,

Rob
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Thanks alot for the responses guys.

The car already has a really good "Hughes" Tranny cooler.

I was also looking at the TorkMaster converters, but everything I read about them say they are not made to go behind big blocks.

Thanks for the input guys,

Rob
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