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Thread: A1 converters

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    A1 converters

    Any one using an A1 converter since they they moved to washington state?If you got it from the new shop how did work for you?Bill.

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    I have used them yrs. ago, but back then he used Continental converters, but i don't know if he still does.

    Zip.

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    Hey Zip,I didn't know about them with Continenatal.I had an A1 in the late 80s when Marv Ripes was running things there.I'm looking into getting a new converter over the winter and wanting to see if anyone was using a more recent one.Thanks Bill.

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    Bill, that's when i was running them and that's what Marv told me. I was running his PG also but they wouldn't last more than 50 passes before smoking high gear clutches with a 3100 lb car, so i eventually went with a turbo 400 and never had anymore problems. I later went to Hughes converters, and for the last 10 yrs. have run PTC converters.

    Zip.

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    A1

    Kris at Continental is a very knowledgable converter guru. He knows the combinations that work. If you give him enough facts, he can build a durable, consistant converter.
    He has built several for my cars and the guys I race with and we are all happy with his work.

    I used Steve Griner's converters/trans. until he sold his equipment to Kris and Griner recommmended him to me.

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    after buying my glide from ptc
    I will be buying future verts or trannys from them excellent service
    I called a1 they are in my state, not as good of service as ptc, and more $

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    Thanks for the input everybody.I have other things I can be working on while I think about this.Bill.

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    I wouldnt even consider anything other then FTI now, 1yr warranty and unlimited stall changes if they miss. You wont find that anywhere else and actually stand behind it.
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