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    • Since its too cold now for body and paint work, I want to go back and tackle what I think might be an issue. Back after the test drive I had said that Rosey (my GP) felt "under powered". Like there should be more punch when leaving from a stop. Kind feels like a power wheelchair right now. We messed with the timing and everything else. Not much changed. During the past few months that's been in the back of my head' and I got thinking a couple of weeks ago, torque converter. So, when I had the 400 turbo rebuilt, I told the owner of the shop that I didn't want a big stall. Because it was a pretty close to a factory build. Now I'm thinking that the stall is too low for my motor/trans/weight of car combo. Its leaving around 1100-1200 rpm. From what I've seen using the online calculators I should have a stall between 1800-2200rpm and the higher (2200) the better. 428 bored 30 over, TH400 fresh rebuild, 323 gears in the rear end (I believe). If I'm going to change the converter, I would like to do it before paint goes on her this spring and have time to drive her around a bit and work out the bugs before trying to make Woodward this year.  Second question, if I do change the converter, I'm going to pull the motor out. I painted the motor during the build, but she got hot, real hot and turned the paint brown, remember, I was the genius that painted my engine white. Does anybody know of a way to strip the paint off of an engine while on a stand that does not involve total disassembly?
    • Pontiac did have under seat heaters for cars with bucket seats in 51 and 52. This heat core is available on eBay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/325406189163?hash=item4bc3b8666b:g:U9oAAOSw9yFjYE5q
    • I used tranny fluid in my '72's convertible system. I had to replace both hydraulic rams and the lines. The only thing left that is original is the pump. It works fine. I bought a cheap clear ketchup bottle to help fill the pump.
    • A pair of truly exceptional cars.... 1963 Chrysler Turbine - one of five left - one of two that still drives (Jay Leno owns the other one) Stahl's spare engine and transmission for the Turbine. Life begins at 35,000 RPM! 1948 Tucker Sedan - this is Tucker #15 A Tucker engine   That's it from Stahl's !!! Someone else would've had to held the camera. I thought about it.....
    • You missed a chance to get your face in the Grinch cutout???  LOL  that place is sooo cool.  Thankz for sharing your visit.
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