In Need Of Torque Converter Education
I have posted here several times regarding my ongoing 1949 Ford F1 restoration. I have a 302 & AOD transmission from a 1985 Lincoln Continental in my Ford F1. The motor has been rebuilt with the addition of a Compcam's 0.531 lift Thumpr cam, 7-1/2" Funnelweb intake, 600 cfm holley, headers, etc. The engine seemed to idle good at 1,000 to 1,100 rpms but when I put it in gear the idle was pulled down to where it would barely idle. Compcams recommends a 2,200 stall converter so I installed a new 2,200 to 2,600 stall Road Runner converter. Now when I put it in gear, it will not idle at all. I called Road Runner and they say it should idle just fine. I always thought the higher stall the better idle I should get. Am I wrong?
Thanks in advance..........
Last edited by patioman; 07-21-10 at 08:38 PM.