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fairwest
Journeyman

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From: folsom,la.
Registered: Apr 2006

posted 09-09-2006 04:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fairwest        Reply w/Quote
I have '78 that came with a 302 and c-4. I just rebuilt the motor and uped the horsepower a little to around 350. I'm still running the stock converter and it's developed a knock when it heats up. Also it bogs of the line due to lack of stall. Anway i'm thinking of changing the bellhousing from the 141 tooth to a 157 tooth. I'm doing this for the lack of options that the 141 has. A couple of guys told me that it would fit with some persuation. My question is, what depth bellhousing should i look for so i can keep my driveshaft and trans crossmember the same. I only ask the because i looked at Summit's web site for one and they listed 3 different depths.

jeffnoel
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Posts: 17
From: Clovis, CA
Registered: Jul 2002

posted 09-12-2006 10:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jeffnoel        Reply w/Quote
Why not have your factory converter rebuilt to the stall you want?

cobraii351
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Posts: 87
From: Altoona, PA
Registered: Jun 2000

posted 09-12-2006 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cobraii351        Reply w/Quote
FYI the 157 and 141 tooth bell housings are both the smae dept.

Whitson
Gearhead

Posts: 290
From: Western Canada
Registered: Dec 2005

posted 09-12-2006 10:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Whitson        Reply w/Quote
Exhaust will become an issue. I remember it being pretty tight down there and the wider bell will just make it worse.

fairwest
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From: folsom,la.
Registered: Apr 2006

posted 09-12-2006 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fairwest        Reply w/Quote
The reason for not having my converter built is that i want to run a SFI approved flexplate. Just for safety reasons. I've heard too many bad storys when they come appart and to my knowledge, though it may be little, no one makes one in a 141 tooth. Thats what i was after cobra. Thanks for the info. Also, i know this subject has been touched on many times, but could someone help me choose a converter? My car is aprox. 2400lbs with me in it 3.80 gears stock suspension with stock 8"rear 302 boared .030 over balanced with flat top Probe forged pistons aprox. 10.5 comp. performer RPM intake w/ 600 holley dbl. pump, headers, MSD distributor and 6al ignition, Lunati 292 adv 230 @ 0.050 512/512 108cl. I'm planning on rebuilding the c-4 with new servo, hardend input shaft, reverse manual valve body. Also my rear tires are Hossier 26.0 by 9.0 slicks. Any help would be appreciated. As it already has been.

dragracerdave
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posted 09-14-2006 05:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragracerdave        Reply w/Quote
Try these guys, you will get EXACTLY the convertor you need! btw, they even do a Mustang II specific convertor, hope this helps. Cheers, Dave.
http://www.edgeracingconverters.com/
Your car sounds very light! how you got it down to 2400lb?

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