Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Big D little a-l-l-a-s
I used a Hughes 2400 stall when I had my BB Turbo 400. Now that I have a BB R700, I also use a 2400 stall.
MY cam starts to make real power about 2500 RPM and that is why I use the 2400 stall. In my opinion, 2800-3000 is too high a stall speed for a daily driver.
My cruise RPM is @ 2600 RPM. You wouldn't normally get a stall convertor with a stall speed HIGHER than you normal cruisng RPM because of inherent problems with possible slippage and the corresponding heat that goes along with that.
The whole idea of course is to be able to launch the car from a standstill into the power band of your motor. Now if you had a nasty 302 and decided to use a auto, I could see where a higher stall speed might be desirable. But for a Daily Driver BB, you can't beat 2400-2500 stall speed.
[This message has been edited by sr71bb (edited 06-21-2000).]