I don't bother with mine since its a street car that just makes a few passes down the track every now and then for the last 5 years<------- have your engines dynoed to determine what the optimum rear gear/stall converter/trans will be for 1/8-1/4 mile racing?
Great post. IMO this is more important in many ways than just using the numbers to pick conveter and gear. It's using those numbers to make the most out of your combo...gear, converter, tire, etc.but really the shift point would be determined by where the recovery RPM is at gear change. I think this is why the 500 over peak HP. For example if you shift at peak HP and after the shift your rpm drops to 1,000 below peak TQ then you are losing momentum ect.