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« Reply #480 on: September 24, 2013, 11:38:25 pm »

I am VERY happy with it's performance.

I enjoy the 2.71 and 1.53 first and second gear ratios.  The car launches much better -- plus the converter is FANTASTIC.

The trans is very good, too.  No leaks!      Grin

It shifts quick when it's at WOT or even with partial gas pedal.

To me it seems to accelerate faster.  Hard to tell until I take it to the track but that won't be for a while because I don't want to keep being so selfish to my family.  This new trans set us back a good amount and the tires are bald.

Honestly since the Merc is my DD I am very happy with it.  To me it seems faster -- it is definitely a lot more fun to drive with the different gearing and the better converter.

Trip out on this -- Joe said that the converter is actually half and half -- to be more efficient yet be able to stall at 5500rpm like I requested.  One half is an 8" converter while the other half is a 9".  Sorry I forgot which half is 8" and which is the 9"?  I turned a corner going like 3mph, kept it in 3rd gear and floored it -- it showed me a honest 5500rpm and that is badass.

I am very happy, thanks to all.


 
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The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html

Irwindale Speedway 1/8 mile (1st time at a track!) = 7.647 @ 90.78mph with a crappy 1.878 sixty foot (3850# race weight)

Present day Merc = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html


Except that engine building (properly) is a labor intensive industry.  Who do you think does all the measuring and machining?  Little engine shop fairies?  Not to mention assembly, mock up and parts fitting.

At Woody's level you are not just paying for his labor but for his skill set as well.

Thanks FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #481 on: September 24, 2013, 11:55:59 pm »

 
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« Reply #482 on: September 25, 2013, 02:16:23 pm »

Hey merc, you claim better scceleration.....so what do you say to those guys like "outlawbill" and "jayh"  and others that say you will be definetly be slower?

"jayh" also says the 4r100 gearing will hurt?
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« Reply #483 on: September 25, 2013, 03:45:29 pm »

Hey merc, you claim better scceleration.....so what do you say to those guys like "outlawbill" and "jayh"  and others that say you will be definetly be slower?


Don't get me wrong.  I know that this trans is heavier externally and internally.  And no I have not raced it at the track, yet.  I haven't driven my car in 2 months.  The 4r100 internals, the better C6 trans (surface area internally), the better converter all add up to a more enjoyable driving experience.  The new converter lifts the front-end suspension more.  It is obvious that it is MEANT for the 408W!

It seems to handle better when I get on it hard.  I am very happy.  Even if the ET at the track is a bit higher or if the MPH is a little bit slower I DON'T CARE because it is my DD -- I can't afford a race-car, for now.  It is more fun for me to drive on the street after the change to Joe and Mike's built C6 so I am happier.  And it won't be breaking ... so if one day if I can ever afford a "race car" I will be putting a large turbo on a Woody-built Dart blocked SBF and I will drive it every day to work and back!

"jayh" also says the 4r100 gearing will hurt?


Jayh said that he thought that the 4r100 wide ratio gears might hurt but he did mention that with the new converter it might not.  With the heavy Merc -- those gears are actually helping in acceleration quite a bit.  The new converter is helping, too.

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The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html

Irwindale Speedway 1/8 mile (1st time at a track!) = 7.647 @ 90.78mph with a crappy 1.878 sixty foot (3850# race weight)

Present day Merc = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html


Except that engine building (properly) is a labor intensive industry.  Who do you think does all the measuring and machining?  Little engine shop fairies?  Not to mention assembly, mock up and parts fitting.

At Woody's level you are not just paying for his labor but for his skill set as well.

Thanks FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #484 on: September 25, 2013, 10:14:47 pm »

My car got faster when I went to a c6. I started putting money into other parts of the car instead of rebuilding that c4 all the time.
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« Reply #485 on: September 25, 2013, 11:47:58 pm »

My car got faster when I went to a c6. I started putting money into other parts of the car instead of rebuilding that c4 all the time.


Me, too.     Smiley
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The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html

Irwindale Speedway 1/8 mile (1st time at a track!) = 7.647 @ 90.78mph with a crappy 1.878 sixty foot (3850# race weight)

Present day Merc = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html


Except that engine building (properly) is a labor intensive industry.  Who do you think does all the measuring and machining?  Little engine shop fairies?  Not to mention assembly, mock up and parts fitting.

At Woody's level you are not just paying for his labor but for his skill set as well.

Thanks FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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« Reply #486 on: September 26, 2013, 01:22:05 am »

Hey merc, you claim better scceleration.....so what do you say to those guys like "outlawbill" and "jayh"  and others that say you will be definetly be slower?

"jayh" also says the 4r100 gearing will hurt?

I say take it to the track before you start thumping your chests.   Wink
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« Reply #487 on: September 26, 2013, 07:43:53 am »

Do you feel like you can pick on "Farmtruck" ?!
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« Reply #488 on: September 26, 2013, 08:51:27 am »

My car got faster when I went to a c6. I started putting money into other parts of the car instead of rebuilding that c4 all the time.


Me, too.     Smiley

And that's what it's all about, especially for your DD.  It's hard to enjoy a car that's on the lift more often than road.
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« Reply #489 on: September 26, 2013, 09:46:17 am »

Hey merc, you claim better scceleration.....so what do you say to those guys like "outlawbill" and "jayh"  and others that say you will be definetly be slower?

"jayh" also says the 4r100 gearing will hurt?
pros and cons to everything if you dont understand then...
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« Reply #490 on: September 26, 2013, 10:37:22 am »

pros and cons to everything if you dont understand then...

If you feel there is something I am not understanding then please explain...
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« Reply #491 on: September 26, 2013, 10:40:32 am »

theres a shit ton you dont understand  I'm sorry
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« Reply #492 on: September 26, 2013, 10:58:46 am »

Do you feel like you can pick on "Farmtruck" ?!
FarmTruck is at least a very low 10 sec truck, most likely quicker.
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« Reply #493 on: September 26, 2013, 11:45:04 am »

theres a shit ton you dont understand  I'm sorry

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« Reply #494 on: September 26, 2013, 03:19:45 pm »

Do you feel like you can pick on "Farmtruck" ?!
FarmTruck is at least a very low 10 sec truck, most likely quicker.


In the Merc's present state -- no it can't touch a 10 second ride ...      Smiley
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The Merc started here = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,27178.0.html

Irwindale Speedway 1/8 mile (1st time at a track!) = 7.647 @ 90.78mph with a crappy 1.878 sixty foot (3850# race weight)

Present day Merc = http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,34648.0.html


Except that engine building (properly) is a labor intensive industry.  Who do you think does all the measuring and machining?  Little engine shop fairies?  Not to mention assembly, mock up and parts fitting.

At Woody's level you are not just paying for his labor but for his skill set as well.

Thanks FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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