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Old 03-24-2005, 11:02 AM
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How much stall is ideal for my application?

Hey, I'm only 16 and I am building my first car, a 72 nova. I was wondering how much stall torque converter should i use for my application? The motor has a relatively mild valvetrain(sbc 350 4 bolt main). But I have replaced most of it, so it is running like brand new. The two big mods on the motor are an edelbrock 600cfm carb and a set of headers. I just had the tranny rebuilt, so all i have left to do is get the converter. I estimate that I am making about 280-310 hp. What converter do i use?

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Buy a high stall 12" torque converter. It'll be perfect for the engine you have put together, give you good launch and regular driving, not overheat and last a long time. If you want more tech, PM me.
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What is your combination. Cam specs are important to choosing a convertor.
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Buy a high stall 12" torque converter. It'll be perfect for the engine you have put together, give you good launch and regular driving, not overheat and last a long time. If you want more tech, PM me.
How can you begin to recommend a stall without knowing the cam specs, rear gears, etc?
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