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Post  BigDave65 on December 5th 2015, 1:28 am

What size and stall convertor do you use?  [/quote]

The convertor I was using is an 8" that stalled about 5800 behind my old combo. After the heads were fixed and a new cam it stalled about 6400. It hit hard at the launch and never felt like it could pull the motor down hardly any when it shifted. I went a 5.18@134 with a 1.11 60 ft. with it. I've got a new one ordered from Greg Slack at Convertor Design Specialist. It's a 9" spragless. Greg is an excellent guy to deal with and builds a great product, but it ain't cheap! He recently had one of his convertors in the car that reset the promod 1/4 mile mph world record at Vegas.
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Post  Moodyblues on December 6th 2015, 2:03 pm

BigDave65 wrote:What size and stall convertor do you use?  

The convertor I was using is an 8" that stalled about 5800 behind my old combo. After the heads were fixed and a new cam it stalled about 6400. It hit hard at the launch and never felt like it could pull the motor down hardly any when it shifted. I went a 5.18@134 with a 1.11 60 ft. with it. I've got a new one ordered from Greg Slack at Convertor Design Specialist. It's a 9" spragless. Greg is an excellent guy to deal with and builds a great product, but it ain't cheap! He recently had one of his convertors in the car that reset the promod 1/4 mile mph world record at Vegas.[/quote]

I had a 8" behind a 499 that ran 5.40/128 with a 1.21 60 ft. Stalled 5500 and went through at 7000 with a 4.88 gear.

New combo A-Headed 572 and changed the gear to 4.56. I'm thinking a 10" converter stall about 6000.

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Post  BigDave65 on December 6th 2015, 2:23 pm

I had a 8" behind a 499 that ran 5.40/128 with a 1.21 60 ft.   Stalled 5500 and went through at 7000 with a 4.88 gear.

New combo A-Headed 572 and changed the gear to 4.56.   I'm thinking a 10" converter stall about 6000.

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We're probably pretty close on our combinations. Mine is an A-head 588. I've been running a 5.14 gear. I have a 4.88 but I'm going to wait until I can try the new convertor before I change it. Give Greg a call, he'll be glad to discuss what would be the best for your combo. I really believe there isn't a better convertor out there than Greg's. Plus he's a Ford guy! He's got both big inch small and big blocks in his cars. Tell him David Scruggs sent you 704-983-1972. If you have to leave him a message he will call you back!
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Post  Moodyblues on December 6th 2015, 8:46 pm

BigDave65 wrote:I had a 8" behind a 499 that ran 5.40/128 with a 1.21 60 ft.   Stalled 5500 and went through at 7000 with a 4.88 gear.

New combo A-Headed 572 and changed the gear to 4.56.   I'm thinking a 10" converter stall about 6000.


We're probably pretty close on our combinations. Mine is an A-head 588. I've been running a 5.14 gear. I have a 4.88 but I'm going to wait until I can try the new convertor before I change it. Give Greg a call, he'll be glad to discuss what would be the best for your combo. I really believe there isn't a better convertor out there than Greg's. Plus he's a Ford guy! He's got both big inch small and big blocks in his cars. Tell him David Scruggs sent you 704-983-1972. If you have to leave him a message he will call you back![/quote]

Thanks David
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Post  Lem Evans on December 6th 2015, 9:19 pm

BigDave65 wrote:What size and stall convertor do you use?  

The convertor I was using is an 8" that stalled about 5800 behind my old combo. After the heads were fixed and a new cam it stalled about 6400. It hit hard at the launch and never felt like it could pull the motor down hardly any when it shifted. I went a 5.18@134 with a 1.11 60 ft. with it. I've got a new one ordered from Greg Slack at Convertor Design Specialist. It's a 9" spragless. Greg is an excellent guy to deal with and builds a great product, but it ain't cheap! He recently had one of his convertors in the car that reset the promod 1/4 mile mph world record at Vegas.[/quote]


I hear Mr. Slack is someone to consider for an N.A. deal.

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Post  BigDave65 on December 7th 2015, 12:36 am

Lem Evans wrote:
BigDave65 wrote:What size and stall convertor do you use?  



I hear Mr. Slack is someone to consider for an N.A. deal.

He is Lem! But I believe he can probably build one for most any application and have it perform well!
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Post  David Willingham on December 7th 2015, 11:41 am

kim wrote:



David Willingham wrote:
I am going to pull the top end off the 640 and find out why it doesn't run as good as it should. Head work, camshaft, revised fuel injector location, change over to a new hybrid electronic/mechanical injector setup and either a new A460 TR intake or a new billet tunnel ram built by my shop. Oh, and maybe a paint job, lol...
Paints for slow cars...
Just adds weight...... LOL

Well, we found some engine damage when we took the heads off, so it looks like all my winter funds will go to fixing the engine and making it better. No worries though, Phillip Oakley is going to fix it and make everything correct, so I look forward to the truck hauling butt next year! Cool
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Post  Moodyblues on December 7th 2015, 4:18 pm

David Willingham wrote:
kim wrote:



David Willingham wrote:
I am going to pull the top end off the 640 and find out why it doesn't run as good as it should. Head work, camshaft, revised fuel injector location, change over to a new hybrid electronic/mechanical injector setup and either a new A460 TR intake or a new billet tunnel ram built by my shop. Oh, and maybe a paint job, lol...
Paints for slow cars...
Just adds weight...... LOL

Well, we found some engine damage when we took the heads off, so it looks like all my winter funds will go to fixing the engine and making it better. No worries though, Phillip Oakley is going to fix it and make everything correct, so I look forward to the truck hauling butt next year! Cool

They are looking for someone to run Daddy Dave at Brainerd next year. We need to get you on the list!!!
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Post  David Willingham on December 7th 2015, 4:59 pm

I'm staying NA and DD I assume will be in goliath 2.0 with umpteen stages of spray. After seeing all these wrecks, I don't think I'm ever going to do any no prep stuff. It's stupid.
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Post  Mark Miller on December 8th 2015, 2:36 am

I just hope we don't get much snow here in Northeast,Ohio.It was 50 degrees Monday i could live with that all Winter.Oh you're probably talking about cars new tires for the back,change valve springs and check roller lifters. Smile Smile Smile

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Post  cool40 on December 20th 2015, 1:16 am

Im changing direction a little.....
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Re: What is your winter updates and next years racing plans

Post  AZFairlane on December 20th 2015, 2:05 am

richter69 wrote:picked up another Glock (g22) and orderd a red dot for the AR......

I like my Glock 22 and my AR. Cool
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Post  AZFairlane on December 20th 2015, 2:21 am

As far as what I'm going to do this winter. I'm going to put bigger FOR SALE signs on the Zephyr, and try to find a new house, back to Phoenix! No more racing for me, son doesn't want to drive and I can't any more. I guess my life will be camping and working on my Fairlanes.
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Post  richter69 on December 20th 2015, 1:33 pm

AZFairlane wrote:
richter69 wrote:picked up another Glock (g22) and orderd a red dot for the AR......

I like my Glock 22 and my AR.  Cool

Picked up another ak last week.....

Honestly i like the ak platform better than the ar
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Post  69F100 on December 20th 2015, 6:21 pm

Smile just wait now until spring and take the winter off this year

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Post  69F100 on December 20th 2015, 6:27 pm

Well I might change the gears in my F350 to a 3.55 and put a tuner in it but for the Ranger it is ready just drain and flush the cooling system out to get the antifreeze out and do a oil change and it ready.
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Post  Lem Evans on December 20th 2015, 7:12 pm

cool40 wrote:Im changing direction a little.....

Nice! Very Happy

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Re: What is your winter updates and next years racing plans

Post  cool40 on December 20th 2015, 10:25 pm

Just a pile of $$ so far..... Cool
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Re: What is your winter updates and next years racing plans

Post  AZFairlane on December 20th 2015, 11:46 pm

richter69 wrote:
AZFairlane wrote:
richter69 wrote:picked up another Glock (g22) and orderd a red dot for the AR......

I like my Glock 22 and my AR.  Cool

Picked up another ak last week.....

Honestly i like the ak platform better than the ar

The AK is a go to weapon, damn near indestructible, I have one. The AR is a more precise rifle, accuracy is greater.
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Post  richter69 on December 21st 2015, 12:27 am

True, my ar will shoot better groups for sure. If it all goes to shit tomorrow the ak will be the weapon of choice lol
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Post  72mav on December 21st 2015, 1:38 pm

My Winter plans have been intterupted by Polar Mialgia Rhumetias, dunno if I spelled that right. Its a joint inflamation/ deteroation conditon. I could go blind if it dosent get better. Been seeing specialists at U.M. in Ann Arbor. Some days are okay with slight pain. Others, I cant hardly dress myself. I may have to retire on disability, well see.

Our MAVERICK just needs sheetmetal/ paint/ plumbing/ and wiring. we have all the engine parts, except for a hat injector. if I lick this soon, maybe get to do some testing next year.
Life sure sucks sometimes.
Happy Holidays to everyone
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Post  AZFairlane on December 21st 2015, 4:00 pm

Sorry to hear that Al, I've been retired on disability for 14 years now, and I have found that it's not what it's cracked up to be.  Hopefully they will find a way to make you feel better.  I hope you get the maverick racing too. I ran into Al Miller at the gun show two weeks ago, he's doing good.
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Post  FalconEh on December 21st 2015, 11:16 pm

cool40 wrote:Im changing direction a little.....

Changing direction or...expanding your horizons Suspect Very Cool
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Post  cool40 on December 21st 2015, 11:48 pm

Mostly draining my bank account. pale
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Re: What is your winter updates and next years racing plans

Post  yellowstonecal on December 22nd 2015, 12:12 am

Getting my new schmidt 705 bbf with visner heads put in the dragster and see what happens.

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