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Old 04-21-2012, 08:07 PM
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Reccomendations on Which Torque Converter

Im building a 67 Chevelle, im putting a 427 BB in, compression 10.5 - 1.. HP aiming for 450 - 500 ... Turbo 400 with a B-M stage two shift kit, 12bolt posi rearend 3.73 gears. I plan on making a street friendly - but enough power for beating up on my buddies on weekends type of Chevelle, I know what torque converters do, but how high stall would you reccomend? I dont realy want to spin/stall every time i take off driving... Thanks

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Well, the smart people(unlike myself) here probably need to know more about the cam and overall weight.


The dumb people (like myself) would wonder why can't a stock converter work with 3.73 gears?
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a rough guess would be 500rpms above the the cams base power band examle 1500-6500 cam use a 2000 coverter any thing more than 2400 will slip under normal driving
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Best answer is to call the torque converter manufacturer and give them your vehicle specs and get a recommendation. Don't buy an off the shelf converter, you never really know what you're getting
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So, why can't a stock converter work with 3.73 and lower gears if you have a hot engine?


NOTE: i know nothing about torque converters except what they do in a basic sense.
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