Register FAQ/Rules Image Hosting Members List Calendar Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   Detroit Racing Forums > Technical Discussion > Transmission and Converter Tech

» Sponsors
Support Our Sponsors
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 10-16-2011, 07:47 PM   #1
greeze
Registered User
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2
greeze I need rep points!
Default Nitrous or power adder converter

Nice to have thee best local converter builder with his own forum, best of Luck Mike!

I would like to hear about some of the facets that go into a power adder converter, we have all heard the "anti ballooning plates" "billet covers" BUT, what are some other UN-advertised necessitates that are required for the ultimate fluid coupler? For instance a converter for 500HP or more of power adder? When are sprag-less converters a good idea? How do converter builders go about deciding on diameter to begin with for these applications? 8-9-10 whats the difference? Whats your experience?
greeze is offline  
Unread 10-18-2011, 09:33 AM   #2
Ridings Automatics
Registered User
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 22
Ridings Automatics I need rep points!
Default The TH350 That Does!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by greeze View Post
Nice to have thee best local converter builder with his own forum, best of Luck Mike!

I would like to hear about some of the facets that go into a power adder converter, we have all heard the "anti ballooning plates" "billet covers" BUT, what are some other UN-advertised necessitates that are required for the ultimate fluid coupler? For instance a converter for 500HP or more of power adder? When are sprag-less converters a good idea? How do converter builders go about deciding on diameter to begin with for these applications? 8-9-10 whats the difference? Whats your experience?
Greeze,

Welcome to the fourm!!! You ask a lot of good questions, some i can answer now.

A few Un-advertised things would be: added tig tacs to make sure the fins in the turbine and pump remain stable (beyond furnace braze).

Turbine bracing beyond 1500 hp

Induividual component ballancing, which means maiking sure the turbine,stator,and pump are balanced to 0 independently before they are balanced as a whole.

I'm not completely sold on spragless for 1/4 mile, now 1/8 mile apps are ok (even though my riding lawn mower will run the 1/8th). Spragless is popular, cause it's a cheap insert as compared with a mechanical diode insert. It's also used when there is no other alternative when stator sprags/diodes keep breaking

Core size is always a touchy! ask 10 converter builders and you'll get 10 different answers. For you i will say were going to do a 258mm or 10'' for your app.
__________________
Mike Ridings



Run your CAR, not your MOUTH!!!!
Ridings Automatics is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Francis Johnson heating up Drag Radial with Nitrous Power NewsBot Dragzine Newsfeed 0 08-18-2010 02:32 PM
Nitrous Express 2010 Camaro Kit NewsBot Street Legal TV Newsfeed 0 08-13-2010 08:13 PM
Nitrous power to the front on 275?s? NewsBot Dragzine Newsfeed 0 06-22-2010 12:51 PM
New power adder for ricers... ToolBox The Alley 8 10-26-2005 12:43 AM
Choosing the right torque converter... BigWheelinBubba Technical Articles and "How To's" 0 03-11-2005 11:18 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:09 PM.

"Used Ford Mustangs for sale in Detroit"



All posts and images belong to DetroitRacing.net and its owners.