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Post Is A Stall Converter For Me? What Gears Should I Run?

Im driving a 73nova with a 350 putting out around 325hp. Edelbrock rpm w/ 600, mild cam, camel humps, etc. Ive heard some great things about stall converters helping launches. The thing is the nova is my only car(first car and im 17) so its definently a daily driver. I was wondering if the stall converter would effect its drivability, gas milage, etc. Also and was thinking of a gear swap because it has stock 2.73's in the rear end. Looking for some advice on gear ratios and such.
*I forgot to tell you i'm running a TH350 that had a "heavy duty" rebuild and has a B&M shift kit.

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For overall driveability with a "mild" cam you do not need a higher than stock stall converter. For a better launch with your present combo, you should consider using a rear gear ratio around 3.36-1 or even up to about 3.50-1. This will improve your acceleration and not change your gas mileage dramatically. The height of your rear tires will also be a consideration.
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