If anyone knows the inner workings of a torque converter, it's Marty Chance. This is why with an incoming demand for torque converters to channel nitro-burning doorslammers, Chance is already working towards channelling the beast through the Neal Chance Racing Converters Brand.
"Nitro is a whole different animal," Chance, the second-generation torque converter specialist, explained. "First of all, the nitro is load-dependent, you have to load it, for the thing to make power. If you don't load it hard enough, fast enough, it just puts out holes. The second thing is, the amount of torque that blown nitro engines make is unlike anything.
"Right now, we deal with, you know, 960 cubic inch nitrous motor that has six stages of nitrous on it and a six-inch stroke crank and they make crazy torque. But it ain't nothing like a nitromethane motor. So obviously everything has to be beefed up. That's why when we decided to do the nitro converter, we weren't going to try to base it off of anything that we've ever done before. Because you know, a Top Fuel style torque converter has never been accomplished.