74 XB Fairmont
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Cranbourne, Vic
Re: Street Machines FORDS Magazine article
Maybe he has a powerglide in it? Glides have less issues with histalls than Ford box's do.
I used to run around with a 3500 and 4500rpm histall with 4.11 gears. You could plod along @ 2000rpm with the 4500rpm convertor due to it being a good convertor. The 3500rpm convertor made by a Victorian company was a pile of crap. The 3500 wanted to always sit around 2500-3000rpm cruising. The convertor was too loose.
With the 4500, I was that confident of it's workings, I did a 400k round trip from Cranbourne->Heathcote->Bendigo->Cranbourne. You can drive around with a big stall provided you have decent rearend gearing and a decent convertor manufacturer.
Don't believe all the know it all that try and go fast and are achieving SFA due to the low stall rpm.
My current convertors 5200rpm infront of a powerglide. Yes it'll see street duty. As per normal. I built it to drive it.
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