swflastang05's build thread

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by swflastang05, Jun 8, 2014.

  1. swflastang05

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    I received the convertor back from Protorque again last week and installed it this past weekend, it was a good news - bad news situation, the good news is they adjusted it down so it fits with plenty of clearance, I actually had to add some washers to tighten it back up, which is okay. The bad news is it stalls at only 3,000 rpm on the TB, so back out it came after work today, ugh! I get to send it back, again.. on a positive note, I did get to drive it around a bit and see the new stance with the new wheels, and DAMN it looks good! Looks like a whole different car, I am extremely satisfied with that!

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    I also got my new tag, it sucked having to cut it up to fit!
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  2. RocketcarX

    RocketcarX 95% of my weight is fuel

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    That sucks to hear about the converter, the car looks great tho. I have never had an FTI converter fail to work for me in several applications. I really like their products, I hope Protorque gets you lined out.
     
  3. 05stroker

    05stroker Never enough power guy!

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    That sucks! Taking the transmission out once it's bad enough let alone doing it three times
     
  4. swflastang05

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    Thanks, there's a lot of really fast cars running Protorque so I have faith in them, for now!

    Yes sir, but on a positive note, at this point I'm getting pretty good at it, aside from getting the car up in the air on jackstands, I can have the tranny out in about an hour!
     
  5. swflastang05

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    I received a call from Joe Rivera himself today, owner of Protorque, he schooled me on torque converter tech, among other things. After that call I sure wanted to go out and buy a good datalogger that can record engine rpm, driveshaft speed, vehicle speed and boost then graph it all out nicely to see, that is until I saw what all that would cost lol. Bottom line, since I have no way to log all that data and send it to him, he will make some small adjustments then send the convertor back to me to try again, which I'm good with. He feels that swapping out the pump will be necessary, along with some other tweaks. Of course all of this discussion took place after he asked me why I'm still running a 4r70w at this power level, when most people are running TH400's, which they build thousands of convertors for, no surprise there. I guess I don't want to spend the $$ to swap everything over to a TH400, not yet anyway. If all goes well I'll get the convertor back (again) next week, and will try again.
     
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  6. RocketcarX

    RocketcarX 95% of my weight is fuel

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    That's what a chevy guys always say, lol. They go with what they know.
    The 4r has been proven in 1500 hp applications. On the flip side I bought a stage 4 FTI TH400 with the Probrake for $1904 shipped to my door, this included cutting the bell off for the modular bell housing. I used a PPP shifter and the JW Ultra bell, you could do the conversion for about $4200 all said and done.
     
  7. swflastang05

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    Nice, what about the cross member, were you able to adapt the oem one or did you have to fab a new one up? IIRC you're using an FTI convertor also?
     
  8. RocketcarX

    RocketcarX 95% of my weight is fuel

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    I never installed the FTI TH400, I sold it and went 4r because I didn't want to give up OD. I believe JPC Racing has a crossmember and mount kit for the TH400 for $180.
    I'm using the 9.5' billet FTI converter in my 4r deal, it is a shelf converter but they can build one for your needs.
     
  9. swflastang05

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    Thanks, I'll probably keep my 4r until such time if and when it starts giving me trouble.
     
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  10. RocketcarX

    RocketcarX 95% of my weight is fuel

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    That's my thinking too, I'ma long ways from running as fast as you do, your build reminds me how tough these transmissions really are
     
  11. swflastang05

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    LOL, I have all the upgraded parts that FB offers, 300 M billet everything, hopefully it will hold together!
     
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