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Old 10-19-2010, 01:11 PM
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how much stall do I need?

Okay, I have a 1983 chevy swb 1500 silverado. a 350 crate engine (260hp crate) I upgraded the heads and cam to RHS Pro action 180cc part number 12318-01. A lunatie bracket master II 230/230 292/292 480 lift cam. edelbrock airgap intake with an edelbrock 750 carb. th350 trans, and 4.10 gears.

I am running a stock torque converter, but need a new one. What stall, size and brand would you recommend?

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Old 10-19-2010, 01:15 PM
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Somewhere in the 3000-3,500 range. Brand is really just preference. You get what you pay for kinda deal.
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Somewhere in the 3000-3,500 range. Brand is really just preference. You get what you pay for kinda deal.
would 3600 be too much? I found A pretty good deal on a used TCI 3600
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3600 would be fine. You should really be able to light em' up with your setup, tuned properly.
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3600 would be fine. You should really be able to light em' up with your setup, tuned properly.
ok the part number on it is 241022. it says recomended for high compression engines. I don't think I'm running any more than maybe 9:5.1. do you think that would be a problem?
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It's recommended for high compression or high performance engines. That's what you've built right, a high performance engine?

9.5 is a good for a street motor. You shouldn't have any problems other than keeping your foot off of the gas.
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A 2,800 t 3,000 is plenty with that set up and gears id upgrade to a good after market tranny cooler aswell just to be safe in evryday driving conditions.
Sounds fun.
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I hope your truck is not to be used as a truck...

Usage makes a big difference in converter selection.
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its barley driven on the street. its mostly a weekend drag truck.
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The converter is a very good choice. To maximize the combo the heads can be installed with a thin shim style head gasket felpro 1094. The cr will be .5 higher than with a .040" gasket. You can even shave the heads a bit to 58cc and then install. Much better with the dished pistons. You want the finished cr as close to 10:1 as practical.

Recurve the distributor. See my many posts on this.

It will go like hell. Some P235-60-15 drag radials will help you hook up.
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The converter is a very good choice. To maximize the combo the heads can be installed with a thin shim style head gasket felpro 1094. The cr will be .5 higher than with a .040" gasket. You can even shave the heads a bit to 58cc and then install. Much better with the dished pistons. You want the finished cr as close to 10:1 as practical.

Recurve the distributor. See my many posts on this.

It will go like hell. Some P235-60-15 drag radials will help you hook up.
when you say its a good choice are you talking about the TCI super street fighter I was talking about?

I plan on upgrading the rotating assembly befor too long. Thinking about stroking it.


I have a set of 315/60/15 mickey thompson ET street Radials, but I havn't get to test them on the track yet so idk how well they will hook up
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I'm pretty sure he's talking about the TCI stall.
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is there alot that can be wrong with a torque converter? asfaar as buying a used one can you pretty much tell if its in good shape by looking it over good?
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I like TCI brand.

A 10 inch 3000 stall should be good.
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I wouldn't buy used. There no telling what could be in it from the other transmission or from sitting up.

If you're trying to save a little money, Jegs makes an affordable stall in the range you're looking at. 3000 - 3500. It'll more than likely stall to 3500 with your truck.

http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/60403/10002/-1
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