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Hello Everyone,
Just wanted to let everyone know I finally got my Boss home.Bruce,Deb and Kevin at Stamford really went the extra distance for me and Kevin did a great job on the torque converter.Thanks to everyone on the board for there help with the torq. conv. I will be posting some pics in the next few days and look forward to meeting and riding with some of you local riders.
Thanks John
 

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Glad you got your new ride home. Go and have fun!

Speaking of torque converters, is the torque converter upgrade a one man rookie job or better left to the pros? I have considered upgrading but can't make my mind up if I want to spend the $$$ especially if I have to hire it out.

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Congratulations John :D Now as soon as we can get rid of all this snow, sand and salt you can really start to enjoy it! Man you're going to love that bike. Stamford Boss = GREAT!

Chris -
The reason I wanted the high stall converter in my bike was due to it being a smallblock. The stock small block converter really bottled up a lot of that V8 power :( I could only rip the rear tire rolling up to about 25MPH and that was grabbing ALL the throttle. With the new converter I can easily rip the tire at speeds up to 45MPH (maybe a little higher) rolling along AND that is with me grabbing LESS throttle then before. If I had a 502 like you do ... not sure I would swap converters unless yours was slipping. I am certainly no Boss expert and maybe there would be other benifits to you by switching - I'm sure somebody will step up and post.
 

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I must have a good stock converter in my smallblock because I can break my rear tire loose at 40-50 miles an hour in low gear anytime I want to. Yes I do have to grab a whole handful of throttle but it doesn't stop spinning until about 80-85 .
 

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John,

Congrats on getting your scooter :lol: You'll love it for sure.

I'm not sure what the convertors for the big blocks do, I would think those torque monsters probably don't need too much stall.

But like V-man said, the high stall on the small block should really liven them up. Like Jack, my stock convertor was very tight and worked flawlessly..........anything below 30mph it would light the tire without needing the secondaries open.......above 30, hit the secondaries and it would still spin 'til you let off. Wags bike on the other hand came off the production line the same day, and his convertor was very 'soft'....had to use a handful of throttle to spin for a roll on.....wierd, but that is what happens..........never two convertors the same. I went to the higher stall just because it was there and figured if I could hold the traction it might make an insane machine even more crazy :wink:

Hope to meet ya at the rally this year..........it is a good time.

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Hey John,
Good luck with your new ride, I'm lovin mine. If you want to get together for a ride after the snow melts on my mountain, let me know, I'm not to far from Jersey.....Ray
 

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John,
Enjoy your new toy. You will love it. Sure is a fun ride. BTW V-Man, we have almost as much sand on our streets as on Daytona Beach. Just when we had the roads starting to clean off of at least the salt. Oh well.
Glenn
 

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Glenn Boglisch said:
John,
Enjoy your new toy. You will love it. Sure is a fun ride. BTW V-Man, we have almost as much sand on our streets as on Daytona Beach. Just when we had the roads starting to clean off of at least the salt. Oh well.
Glenn
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I figured you did :cry: The weather just doesn't want to go along with the seasons ... Salt belongs in the ocean and sand BELONGS in Daytona :)

See you soon Glenn ...
 
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