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    Member MASTER JOURNEYMAN
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    converter ?

    I am looking at buying a new converter from a guy that states it is a vega converter that was cut open rebuilt,cleaned up and set for 3700stall and it is a 10inch 350 converter. My question is I can't find any info on a vega converter, company or anything. Is it a chevrolet vega stock converter that was rebuilt and changed or is there and actual company called vega converter?
    Thanks!!

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    if its a stock vega stahl it want take a whole lot of power it will come apart..and if it is a vega convertor you will have to drill your flywheel to get it to bolt up. thats the problems i have run into with them..good for a street vert but not race..JMO

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    Member MASTER JOURNEYMAN
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    thanks, I will pass on it..

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    if oldani would come in he could tell ya for sure he is the tranny guru

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    Member MASTER JOURNEYMAN
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    Nice bike!!! I use to have an 01 gixxer 1000, damn do I miss it....

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    Junior Member APPRENTICE
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    vega convertor

    Know body can tell you what a convertor stalls at unless the know what torque your motor puts out. buy a convertor from a manufacture who will set it up for your application a 5000 stall in my car might stall 3500 in yours

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    Junior Member SHOW GUEST
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    As a very general rule of thumb, each 50 hp move will change stall speed roughly 200 rpm. I'd advise you to use a decent converter. At least one with furnace-brazed fins and possibly anti-balooning plates. It's easier to spend your dollars once than twice!
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    Senior Member EXPERT BUILDER
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    Have to agree with OLDani, Im afraid. One thing I have learned over the years is to never buy a used converter unless you know the guy real well and the car it came out of.
    Nothing will pi** you off more than buying a "good used converter", going through all the work to install it, driving 2 hours to the track, and finding out the converter is junk....
    Buy one from a known manufacturer. Call several and ask them for their recomendation for your vehicle.
    Ed

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    Junior Member SHOW GUEST
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    call Greg Slack.

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    need a number for greg slack

    Quote Originally Posted by chris301y
    call Greg Slack.

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