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64FalconF-16
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From: Republic Of Texas!! Temporarily living in KY
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posted 02-26-2003 02:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 64FalconF-16   Click Here to Email 64FalconF-16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
351C 4V closed. 11.1 compression. ProStreeter.

My question is how much converter can I run and still be comfortable on the street? What size " and stall speed?

I still want to be able to drive in rod runs this summer. Then thrash it at the track.

Thanks for the input.

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Scott (69Mach)
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posted 02-26-2003 03:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott (69Mach)   Click Here to Email Scott (69Mach)     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I run about 3500 with my C and couldn't take much more on the street. It's pretty loose for driving around town.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-26-2003 03:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
To each his own and what yor personal comfert level is.
Both KV and I have had 8 inch 5000 converters on the street.
Neither of us had what we would consider problems.
Now neither of us went on 1000 mile road trips either.

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CometGT1974
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posted 02-26-2003 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've driven my 8" nitrous converter on the street lots of times and have never had a problem but there again I don't go on any cross country trips!!

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Fstln69
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posted 02-26-2003 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fstln69   Click Here to Email Fstln69     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 10" tci race convertor that flashes to 3800 and we drive the car everywhere.And still gets decent gas mileage

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D&S Induction Systems
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posted 02-26-2003 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for D&S Induction Systems   Click Here to Email D&S Induction Systems     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
To each his own and what yor personal comfert level is.
Both KV and I have had 8 inch 5000 converters on the street.
Neither of us had what we would consider problems.
Now neither of us went on 1000 mile road trips either.


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kid vishus
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posted 02-26-2003 06:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For something that gets drove very far, I would try and stay away from anything higher than 3500-3800. Like Alex said, I have ran my old 8" race convertor on the street, and it would stall almost 5000 rpm. But, I never drove it very far. I'm not sure if I would have wanted to, it just slipped so bad at hi-way speeds. With my 10" convertor it would run around 3000 rpm at 55 mph, same tires, gear and trans, but swapping my old race convertor into the trans resulted in 50 mph being 3500 rpm, with it "slipping" something terrible. I could lightly goose the throttle at 50 mph and not feel it at all, but the rpm would flare up a bit.

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clevelandstyle
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posted 02-26-2003 10:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I run a 8" 4900rpm converter with no problems. Just have a good trans cooler.
I wouldn't want to drive it every day, but it's OK for weekends.

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64FalconF-16
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posted 02-27-2003 07:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 64FalconF-16   Click Here to Email 64FalconF-16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the responses.

My partner has been telling me to run a 3800 - 4000 stall. I was thinking it may be too much. That's why I asked. This car won't go over 40 miles in a day of cruising. So it would be OK to run a higher stall according to you folks.

I appreciate it.

Rick

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