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Old 04-02-2007, 07:55 AM
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Choosing a Stall Converter

G'morinin' fellas!

I am seeking experience on selecting a Stall Converter. The reason for this discussion is that when I look at Camshaft Manufacturer's Charts, of course most of them ask for Converter Stall to help you to select your Camshaft.

I have had a lot of combinations in Cars (Big Block 4 Speed/4.11 rear, Small Block Stall/Auto 4.11 rear, Small Block 4 Speed/4.56 rear, etc.). I have never had the combination that I am building-496, 700 R4, 3.55 Gears, 3000#, 29.5" tall rear Tire. I can't remember the "Rule"-lighter Cars can use a lower Stall-right? or is it the other way around ?

So, I am looking for ideas-it seems to me that a "streetable" Stall should be in the 3000 RPM and under Category so you can cruise and not have excessive slip-right? By limiting the Converter to 3000 RPM and under, it limits the Cam selection, but I do not want an unmanageable Beast here.

Does anyone here have a combination like I have? Can you tell me what you have and how much you like it? Give me our experiences!

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Pick a cam that suits you purposes, then get a converter with the proper stall for the cam.
It shouldn't matter much if the stall is loose, because in high gear your converter will lock up on the TH700R-4.
On a side note, it seems to me that your rear end gears are a bit high for your application. With 29.5" tires and a 3.55 rear gear you'll be cruising at about 1985 RPM at 70 MPH. Even if you had 4.10's you'd only be running about 2300 RPM @ 70 MPH.
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