The Kardi's be hoping the converter on that trans doesn't blow up............. It would prolly be pretty nasty...... Gotta wonder if there's a cooler on that thang.
Don't forget, the whole combo is important. Is it a very loose high stall or a lock-up? And what about the rear end? Is it an open differential or a limited slip?
The combo makes a lot of difference in how it drives and the quality of the ride.