Project Stealth Bomber has some unique requirements in the torque converter department. We wanted a bit of stall in order to move the less-than-svelte Diplomat off the line with some authority, yet we wanted it to lock up tight on the top end. Having used Continental Converters with great success on past projects, we turned to owner Kris Abrahamson for help with our "unrealistic" goals. We didn't need an off-the-shelf unit, we needed a custom piece to satisfy our performance needs. We brought Kris a slightly-used A500 high-stall converter from an '89 Shelby Dakota we owned nearly a century ago. It differs from other 904-type converters in that it has a high-stall stator inside. This unit was deemed the best foundation, and Kris began by back-cutting the stator to raise the stall a bit more, adding Torrington bearings and a stronger pump drive.