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Old 06-03-2005, 04:45 PM
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recomended Tq. converter size & why?

hey guys, this is somenthing i never really got into was the trannys, gear ratio's. & tq converters and such

alright here's the scenerio

im having trouble on picking out a tq. converter for my 383 stroker. i want it to still be a everyday driver still, so i suppose that would cut out the 4000 stall and more, but i still want it to break it my neck when i punch it so that i guess would eliminate the low speed stalls

i was going to get a holeshot 2400 stall, but a buddy of mine at work says i should get a 3200 stall. would that be too much?

the motor when its finished should have around 500hp & roughly around 460-480lbs of torque (rough estimate)

also its gonna get the 700R4 tranny put back up to it

thank you for any answers that might clearify some of this to help my make a wiser choice


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Your camshaft manufacturer will give you a recommendation for proper torque convertor. I would stick with minimum recommendation for street use.
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oh ok i didn't know that
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I recommend a 10" 3000 stall converter. If you get anything less you will probably wish you had more...been there and done that. I've ran a B&M 3000 Holeshot for many years on the street and have been very happy with it. It's a great converter for street/strip.
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could i go backwards??

is it possible to get the converter 1st than a cam to match it?
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If I remember correctly you can get a ~3000 stall that retains the lockup capability (better streetability) for your 700r4.
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is it possible to get the converter 1st than a cam to match it?
Yes, Here are a couple of good options as far as hydraulic cams go...Comp Cams 280 Magnum or even the 292 Magnum cam would work great for you. There are tons of choices when it comes to cam selection so it's best to make sure that you have a good package like matching the heads, cam, intake and gear ratio to come up with your desired RPM range and as long as everything matches up to where you want to be then you will be happy. I have a friend who just put a pair of Dart 230 heads on a 350 chev and has a very small solid cam and a Weiand stealth intake and now he wonders why his car slowed down. He lost his bottom end power and his 60 foot times fell dramitically. I'm not sure what gears you're running but you'd be doing good to have something in the range of 3.73-4.10.
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it's getiing clearer

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