A1 converters

Old 11-13-2010, 10:52 AM
  #1  
wmeabates
Senior Member
MASTER BUILDER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 134
Default 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.
wmeabates is offline  
Old 11-13-2010, 02:12 PM
  #2  
zipper06
Senior Member
RACING JUNKIE
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: La.
Posts: 2,890
Default

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

Zip.
zipper06 is offline  
Old 11-14-2010, 06:25 AM
  #3  
wmeabates
Senior Member
MASTER BUILDER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 134
Default

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.
wmeabates is offline  
Old 11-14-2010, 08:30 AM
  #4  
zipper06
Senior Member
RACING JUNKIE
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: La.
Posts: 2,890
Default

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.
zipper06 is offline  
Old 11-14-2010, 09:12 AM
  #5  
markdunlap
Senior Member
DYNO OPERATOR
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: central Illinois
Posts: 459
Default 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.
markdunlap is offline  
Old 11-14-2010, 03:49 PM
  #6  
spib
Senior Member
RACING JUNKIE
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: EastWenatchee,WA
Posts: 887
Default

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 $
spib is offline  
Old 11-17-2010, 09:06 AM
  #7  
wmeabates
Senior Member
MASTER BUILDER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 134
Default

Thanks for the input everybody.I have other things I can be working on while I think about this.Bill.
wmeabates is offline  
Old 11-18-2010, 05:52 AM
  #8  
hammertime
Senior Member
RACING JUNKIE
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Coldwater, MI
Posts: 2,998
Default

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.
hammertime is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service