Well I got my '95 Tbird 4.6 back from the shop Thursday evening.
Went in for a whining transmission, won't sift from 1 to 2 at wot, and for a B&M Shift kit... I KNOW THE JMOD. NEXT TIME. OK??
So, mechanic said there was some trash in filer, but didn't seem concerned beyond that. Shift kit in and working fine. No whining.
Trans shifts hard and quick. Still wouldn't shift at wot. So I replaced the TPS and fixed that. But whining is back when warm under hard acceleration. Pretty sure it's the torque converter.
SO HERE IS WHERE I NEED HELP. The car is a toy, but not a race car. I want it to launch a bit quicker, accelerate a little faster. It's has 3.08 gears now. 89,000 original miles and engine is bone stock with 180 degree thermostat with fan control. Air box modified by removing air horn, K&N filter. Use the car for some mild playing on the curves and a quick take off every now and then 4500 max rpm.
Plan is to add a 2400 stall FTI street brawler torque converter. The B&M plate type transmission cooler is here waiting to go in as well.
The rear end plan is to install a Auburn 3.55 rear gear to quicken up the acceleration a bit.
I'm hoping these changes will be noticeable and still leave the car drivable.