Just because you aren't going to race it at the track doesn't mean you aren't going to need a higher stall, period. You can't equate a bbc blown to the TB 6. Anyone that has been around these cars for a significant amount of time and seen a bunch of combos and how they perform can attest to everything has to work together. Your mods and turbo are begging for a higher stall converter for the street or the track. BTW, not an Art Carr. There have been literally thousands of posts by guys asking why their cars are as Bison likes to say, turds. Typically it's the wrong bolt ons with the wrong turbo with the wrong converter combined with the wrong tune. Your engine is a good base, the turbo is a decent turbo although I think a 62/64 or 64/66 would be more fun. The tune is unknown. Converter is the weak link. I said my piece. Do what you want, it's your car.
Thank you, and all others for the input!
Since I own all of this stuff, mebbie I will assemble what I have and see what it does. I own a shop, and a lift, an under lift tall trans jack, have employees, and once it is tuned, I can figure out what to tell my guys to do.
If TurboTGuy and I can meet tomorrow nite as planned, and I can see how his works, I may just have to send the convertor back. If anyone has experience with Art Carr convertors, please chime in! I went with him for the trans and converter because we raced together back in the day, and I figured he had more experience with turbo cars than my friends at Hughes (local guys that I raced with too.)
When convertering an unknown combo, I start tight so I know exactly where the cam, heads, carb, etc. come on, so I don't over convertor it and drive thru the convertor on the top end. Although I do turbo motors for others, this is the first fully combo'ed one for ME since my last GN in 2001. Everything has changed...
Anyone run Arts stuff, or should I return it and call someone else? I can't return it if it is used..... Somebody better?
P.S. If I remember correctly, RJC recommended and sold me the turbo, 3"dp, plate (I used one of those and 3"dp
before), big slic, 70mm t-body, and upper.
So: return the convertor?
trade in the converter for a bigger one?
try the convertor?
get somebody else's convertor?
Sell all of this and go back to work for Larry Flynt? Oh crap, he's dead.....