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Old 10-23-2002, 09:22 AM
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I'm trying to find out which torque converter to use for my 440 build. Here is what I have planned for the motor:

Edelbrock Preformer dual-plane intake
Edelbrock Preformer 750cfm carb
224/230 duration cam (at .050")
Torqueflight 727 tranny with shift kit
9:1 compression ratio (perhaps lower because I like pump gas )
3.23 gears (somewhere around there)

Can anyone recommend a converter for me? This combo will be street driven with no track time at all! It will normally be driven at 65-80MPH as I don't live in a large city. What stall speed should I be looking for? I don't understand stall speed really.... <img src="graemlins/pain.gif" border="0" alt="[pain]" />

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Old 10-23-2002, 10:02 AM
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The best thing to do is decide what company you want to purchase from (or purchase their product from someone). Give them all of the information you posted and let them (the professionals) tell you what would work the best.

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Old 10-23-2002, 01:39 PM
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I would use the stocker if it's not seeing he track.
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Looks like a fairly mild engine so stocker would probably do fine. Main problem would be if the engine stalls when shifted into gear with too tight a converter. In that case you sould need to go to one with a slightly higher stall speed rating. Most manufacturers make a '2000' stall speed unit for that purpose. Your engine doesn't sound like it will be a problem.
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