What converter are you running

Old 04-25-2010, 01:45 PM
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Hughes 9" 5600 stall behind 540BBC.
Well the Hughes is out of the car after yesterday. Would not turn over 6000 rpm, Put my old TCI in this morning made a quick hit went to 7200 plus at the blink of an eye.

Any educated guesses what possibly failed?
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:04 PM
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Have an old Fairbank's 9'' stall's at 2500 behind a mild 360,would like to go to a 3500 or hit it harder. Maybe alky???
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:21 PM
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Hughes 9" 5600 stall behind 540BBC.
Well the Hughes is out of the car after yesterday. Would not turn over 6000 rpm, Put my old TCI in this morning made a quick hit went to 7200 plus at the blink of an eye.

Any educated guesses what possibly failed?
Converter was fine. Trans was not so good.
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:13 PM
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Alan Pope in Fl. A great guy to deal with.
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:28 PM
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I have run the same 5000 stall Coan converter in both my javelin and gremlin for 6 years and no problems. Have run a 3500 BTI in a street car and it worked great
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by travis91
I see several big names
TSI ,TCI, ATI,BTE, Abruzzi, Coan, Chance, Continental, Hughes, PTC and one round blue one or maybe 2

but I didn't see anyone mention gaines from a previous converter. I also didn't see a major slant for one converter manufacture or another. I was hoping to see a lot more posts so readers can get a feeling for what everyone is running.

Other brands that I know drag racers are running but didn't see any posts for are Edge, JW, FTI, TCS and others.

Keep them coming guys. The more information that is on here the more helpful it will be to all.

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COAN!

Later
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:57 AM
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You all should do a search on FTI Converters ...

I just bought my first from him, you talk about over the top customer service ... he is tops in the converter business in that area ..oh and his converters seem to be prettty darn good
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:23 AM
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I currently ran a JW 9" 5000 conv. behind my 505 bbc and when I hit one of them calculators online, it showed me I had -37% slippage :shock:

Do to my ignorance about converters, I have been doing some homework on this area of key performance and I am now putting my trust into Lenny at Ultimate Converter Concepts. He has mine now and says so far it looks good, but he needs to check the tolerances and sprag, and he will lighten it up a bit, change the stall to around 5600 and tighten it up as I am going to run Nitrous now.

One thing that is VERY IMPORTANT GUYS, is to have as much info about your car as possible, DYNO numbers are a key element, along with what rpm you launch at, what does the rpm flash too right when you leave off the pedal or brake, rpm drop from gear to gear, and those are the 3 main inputs of data needed for any trans shop to get it close to being right, but it's up to the shop guys to know what they are doing of course. :wink:

Another way to find out how much slippage you have, or if the converter is even close for your combo is to hook it up to a chassis dyno and make some pulls, the graph won't lie to ya and go to a respectable dyno shop, spend your good hard earned money and find these numbers that are so much needed to match the power to the trans, rear gear and tires, you won't regret it.

Hammer, ready for the new season this year??

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Old 04-02-2011, 06:24 AM
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I am ready all but paint should be done on tuesday. Different car again You almost ready ?
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Old 06-25-2011, 10:30 AM
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I have bought and used 5 PTCs now and they were all perfect on with the stall and never failed.
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