Now when your racing in an all motor series. He races in the RAM seriesOn 2006-10-01 18:35, Is1BadFord wrote:
Yep, I misread, thought he was going from a C4 to a 400, also, it's the Turbo 350 which for sure has the lighter rotating mass, not sure on the 400.
Personally I'd give up the .3 for using a ford tranny if I had to =p.
Theoretically true. In reality, I doubt there'll be a big difference.The 3 speed should go quicker because of the gear ratio benefit.
I can't begin to count the number of folks who have switched from a T400 to a 'glide and saw a ET improvement. In most cases, they also improved MPH (less rotating mass)A TH400 is a heavy truck trans, but it should go quicker by getting off the line better.
True. The converter is a little too tight on the front end of the track. Can't see/hear the backside of the track so I don't know what's going on down there. My car does exactly the same thing. I need to have the converter either loosened up a little or just bite the bullet & get another one (leaning towards the latter & use the one I have in there now as a spare). But, there ARE instances where a 3 speed would be a little quicker compared to a 2 speed (e.g. mismatched converter/engine/trans/rear gear in the 'glide car). This may very well be one of those occasions if all of the other options for the 'glide have been addressed (e.g. lightened 1.82 carrier, aluminum clutch hub, aluminum high drum, 3 reverse frictions, PROPERLY matched converter, aluminum valve body to reduce weight, etc). The 400 is a heavy, bulky, but very strong transmission (just like a C6). They are also a little tougher to build, IMO, compared to a C4, C6 or Glide...or even a T350 for that matter. And, just like most other 3 speed trans, there is a sprag that needs attention. Our C4's don't have much problem with them (same for C6) but T350s and 400s seem to break every so often, and the TF727 seems to be famous for grenading as well.If you listen to the clip the engine sounds like it is struggling off the line for the first 60 feet. The little engine isn't making enough torque to get the car moving.