Re: Help with choosing stall and gears
the s10 standard stall converter in my 700r4 upgrade was great to tootle around with, and turned the car into an absolute burnout machine.
that was with 2.73 gears.
I was big on high speed touring and liked running at the front of the pack between tracks street racing so I liked that ratio, and the car would cruise all day at 125-135 getting decent mileage.
I never had it to 150 but it would get near there nicely with revs to spare. How fast CAN you go in one of these? it felt ok at that speed but i was scared to push it. On the highway it was super fun, running with nsx es s2000's turboed nissans and M3's. At the track though, it'd only run with mildly swapped hondas and stockish wrxes.
It ran a flat 15 though in the quarter and on hilly back roads, it really liked secong gear.
The motor might have been less torquey than yours, it was a mild towing grind, roller cam in a 2 bolt 355 with 882 heads and just over 10:1 compression. Nothing was there after 5k, it was a truck motor basically.
If you like to drag race and 120 mph is ok for you, 3.42-3.55 is always a fun ratio.