[DML] Re: stage II
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[DML] Re: stage II

I was comparing it to the 5-speed. The 5-speed is quicker for a couple
of reasons. The ratios, the ability to "dump" the clutch, the control
over the shifting and the lack of the torque convertor so there is no
slippage. The "improvements" I have done include the P J Grady cooler,
the heat-shrink tubing on the shift cable, heavier springs in the
clutch packs, and the "mod" to the shift computer. I also have a
rebuilt torque convertor with a brass thrust washer instead of the
origional plastic one. Most of this only will add to the reliabitity
and longevity, the harder springs give me firmer shifts, kind of like
a "shift kit". The BIGGEST improvement that can be made is good
old-fashioned preventive maintaince. Check the fluid level and
condition often and replace it regularly. Do all of the external
on-car adjustments.
Tell us what improvements you have done.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Hervey" <john@...> wrote:
> David, Have you made any improvements to an automatic to change it
over from
> a slug to a Peppy Gonzales. I have.
> JH
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of
> ryan williams
> Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 10:37 AM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [DML] Re: stage II
> I've heard some people say that an auto trans doesn't last long with the
> added horsepower, so i've been debating on whether to do it or not.
 As you
> said the stock prv in an auto is quite the slug.
> David Teitelbaum <jtrealty@...> wrote:          I worked on a
> Stage II for someone in the area. It was an automatic.
> One of the valve adjusters had loosened up and backed out and was
> laying on the head under the valve cover. Had NO power and made a loud
> clacking noise. Once I put it back and checked the other valves it ran
> nice. Slightly louder than a stock car but it definately had some
> extra "pulling" power! If I had a Delorean and the engine melted down
> I would consider putting one in. It seemed to be a good fit for the
> automatic. If you don't bash on it the transmission should last. In
> the automatic the torque convertor helps to smooth things out so you
> don't have the sudden shock loads like a 5-speed if you were to "dump"
> on the clutch. My guess is the gas mileage would be some amount less
> than a stock PRV. The performance roughly would equal the stock PRV in
> a 5-speed. The stock PRV with an automatic is a "slug".
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "rydelo81" <rydelo81@> wrote:
> >
> > does anyone here have a dmch stage two upgrade in an automatic?

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