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clevelandstyle
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From: Connersville, IN
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 04-06-2002 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to thank you guys. You inspired me to dump the old GER converter and get a new JPT converter. Well, I am very happy with the results. To day at the track I ran 11.29 @ 118.9 with 1.58 60' time. My previous best was 12.01 @ 111. I also did some head porting (351C) over the winter and freshened the trans. I never expected that much improvement. These times were run on BFG Drag Radials. I still think there will be some more improvement since this was only the first time out this year. I didn't do any tuning on the engine.
Thanks for all of your inspiration. If you keep it up, I'll be in the 10s in no time.

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Ben
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steve'66
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posted 04-06-2002 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ben,

That's F'n AWESOME!

Good job!


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kid vishus
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posted 04-06-2002 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

That is so cool. A good convertor makes a HUGE difference.

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steve'66
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posted 04-06-2002 09:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rob,

It looks like you and I are the only ones answering posts today!

I'd be working on the car but my engine builder/sponsor in in Hawaii.

Maybe in a couple weeks.

SteveW

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clevelandstyle
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From: Connersville, IN
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posted 04-06-2002 10:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys. I'm now a believer. I really had to pinch pennies to come up with the money for the converter, but it was worth it.

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Ben
Grabber Green '70 Mach I 351C 4V
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kid vishus
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posted 04-06-2002 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by steve'66:
Rob,

It looks like you and I are the only ones answering posts today!

I'd be working on the car but my engine builder/sponsor in in Hawaii.


SteveW



I am when I got time (answering that is). I finally got everything rounded up to put my motor back together, just need to fit the rings and it's ready to assemble. It should be running and ready to go by next weekend.

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steve'66
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posted 04-06-2002 10:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool Rob,

Go get 'em! I'll be a spectator the next couple weeks. (well I usually am, but of other peoples cars)
Good luck,


SteveW

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mustangboy
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From: Ont, Canada
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posted 04-10-2002 02:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Awesome!Sounds like your a set of slicks away from 10s.I must say a 1.58 60ft with drag bfgs is very impressive.

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bluestreek
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posted 04-10-2002 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Way to go!! All converters are not created equal.. Glad you got a good one. Go kick some chevy butt!!

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Built351c
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From: Big Lake, MN
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 04-10-2002 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Built351c     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whats your combo? Engine,Transmission,Gears?
I got the GER Pro Street package. C4 and matching 4000 ger convertor. I paid 850.00 for the Transmission and the Covertor. 1st time out at the track. Striped the input shaft in the transmission. Had to send it back with the convertor to get it rebuilt. Cost - 300.00 - 150.00 shipping each way.
Hoping this year when I get done converting to disc. brakes on my car I can get a good run at the track. Seeing your results have made me think about getting another convertor now. Hopfully the G.E.R transmission holds up this year. Next year is when I will get another convertor. Awsome results...on your car.

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kid vishus
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posted 04-10-2002 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You will really be amazed at the difference once you get rid of that piece of s**t GER convertor. They are junk, plain and simple. I had one once upon a time too. I also found out the hard way that when it comes to convertors, you get what you pay for (my currnet convertor cost $800). When I pitched my POS GER, the car went from high 12.60's to 12 ohs with no other changes.

I would get the convertor as soon as possible, cuss not only was mine not very fast, but it was also inconsistent as he!!.

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clevelandstyle
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From: Connersville, IN
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posted 04-10-2002 11:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kid vishus:
You will really be amazed at the difference once you get rid of that piece of s**t GER convertor. They are junk, plain and simple. When I pitched my POS GER, the car went from high 12.60's to 12 ohs with no other changes.

I would get the convertor as soon as possible, cuss not only was mine not very fast, but it was also inconsistent as he!!.


Kid is right about GER. I had a hard time believing that I had an inefficient converter. It worked and it stalled to the rpm that it was supposed to. No problem, right? Wrong! The new converter is amazing. It pulls like crazy and the 60' and the MPH got way better. I actually sent my GER to JPT and they cut it apart and sent it back to me. It is not rebuildable.(not because it was broken). GER welds the fins into the housing instead of furnace brazing. This causes a HUGE amount of turbulence for the fluid. Also the stator is welded so the one way bearing inside can't be easily replaced. Basically, it's a through away converter. I would have to advise you to bite the bullit and get rid of the GER. You will be amazed. Believe me.

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Ben
Grabber Green '70 Mach I 351C 4V
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MAV
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From: Macon,Georgia, U.S.A.
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posted 04-10-2002 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MAV   Click Here to Email MAV     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you dont mind ,could you tell me about what combination you are running? Such as which heads,cam,piston type, rear gear,Tire size,converter stall,intake manifold, and vehicle weight? I`m going to a cleveland soon and am gathering all the parts and information I can. Thanks

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clevelandstyle
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posted 04-10-2002 11:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Built351c:
Whats your combo? Engine,Transmission,Gears?

351C + .030" 4V closed chamber heads. TRW flat tops. Compression is 10.26. I have only run on 93 pump gas. I haven't noticed any detination yet. Crane cam 246/256 @.050" .560"/.585" lift. Torker intake (thinking about strip dominator). Old Barry Grant stage three annular didcharge 850 Holley. C6 trans. I know. A C4 is faster. I plan on getting one in the future. 4900rpm converter. 9" rear with 4.11 gears and spool. I will be trying a 4.56 gear soon. I also have a set of Hoosier slicks that I will be trying soon.

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Ben
Grabber Green '70 Mach I 351C 4V
Robbin Egg Blue '79 Fairmont 351C 4V

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chips67
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From: louisville, ky, usa
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 04-11-2002 12:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for chips67   Click Here to Email chips67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
my b.i.l. runs a c4 in his 67 with a tci converter 3500 stall. what do you guys think of the precision industries converters and also there are many other brands too. can you comment on those too. he didnt gain but like 2 tenths with the tci converter and shift kit/cooler. we were both dissapointed.

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67 coupe, 650dp and rpm intake on 5.0 with afr 165 heads, 4 speed, 4.11's.....best so far is [email protected] in 1/8 mile with 1.79 60ft. time.

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