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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 02, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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..I was told the car I purchased had a stall of 2200...But I get a bang evertime I put it in gear at 1200 rpm..is this normal..My buddy tells me If I did have a 2200 stall it would not bang into drive..Is he correct..Did the previous owner not tell me the truth about the converter..Thank you

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 02, 10:42 AM
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It's easy to find out what a cars stall speed is. Just put the car in gear and brake torque the car until it moves. When you can't hold the car with the brake anymore you've reached stall speed.

I don't think the clunk you hear is related to stall speed. Usually a bad ujoint will cause a clunk.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 02, 11:20 AM
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I would think that going from 1200rpm with no load to suddenly being in gear would be enough to cause a bit of a jolt even with a converter like you are talking about. I could be wrong though.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 02, 04:49 PM
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Agree with BF. My daily driver Lincoln Town Car has a 3,000 RPM stall (from the factory) and if the engine is much past idle when I shift into gear, it makes a clunking noise.

That noise may also signify that you need new u-joints too. I would check the driveshaft just to be safe.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 29th, 02, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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gheatly..Wow 3000 stall converter stock..How does it run...

Guys knowing my combo..What Stall speed do you guys recommend..Also a recommended manufacture..Thanks

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 30th, 02, 07:57 AM
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Stall speed really depends on what you want to do with the car. If it is a street car, I would say the 2200 stall is fine. If it is a pure drag car, 3500 or higher may be in order. It's really just personal preference. I had a buddy with a 3500 stall in his daily driver Rustang. It was such a pain in the ***, and was actually dangerous around corners from a dead stop. To me, drivability is worth it for the loss of a few tenths at the strip.

Badcam, I have a 750 Holley 80508S that has about 500 miles on it. It is too big for my 327, so I am looking to sell it. Let me know if you are interested.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 02, 07:29 AM
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I learned a lot from: http://www.converter.cc/
Look at the FAQ's

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 1st, 02, 08:17 AM
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You gotta remember that the Town Car weights 4,000 pounds and has the "zero torque" 4.6 liter engine in it. It needs the stall to get the car moving. My driveway is pretty steep and the high stall is a PITA on the driveway. Otherwise, because the car is so heavy, you really don't notice except on the takeoff. The computer is programmed to lock up the converter pretty quickly too, usually its in 4th gear and locked up by 30 MPH.
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