Recommendations for Torque Converter?

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Recommendations for Torque Converter?

Postby colnago » Sun May 14, 2017 12:22 am

I just finished the rebuild on a Ford C6 transmission. I'm hoping to finish the engine this next month. I'm looking at getting a new/rebuilt torque converter for tying everything together. This will just be a daily driver, and for the occasional dump run. I don’t need anything for the strip, or for towing extreme loads The flex plate is new-ish, so I will re-use this. Also, the engine has an RV cam.. Does anyone have any recommendations for a vanilla torque converter?

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Re: Recommendations for Torque Converter?

Postby DuckRyder » Sun May 14, 2017 10:33 am

If you can get a local trans shop to reman yours that would be fine.

Is this for an FE?

Hughes maybe...

Edit: ah I see 352 FE, Gear ratio? Cam Specs? Tire Size? Cruise RPM @ 60MPH?
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Re: Recommendations for Torque Converter?

Postby colnago » Sun May 14, 2017 1:51 pm

Gear ratio: 4.11, but I hope to change to 3.54

Cam specs: I would have to check. An RV cam, so I won't be burning donuts at the strip.

Tire size: 245/75R16

Cruise RPM: high, because of the gear ratio.

Sorry, very generic answers. As you suggested, I could probably reuse my current TC, but I figured it would be easier to buy new/reman. I'll have to call around, and see what local options I have.

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Re: Recommendations for Torque Converter?

Postby BobbyFord » Sun May 14, 2017 4:49 pm

Stock replacement converter from a local rebuilder would probably be best.

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Re: Recommendations for Torque Converter?

Postby DuckRyder » Sun May 14, 2017 5:08 pm

Is broader still in business?

Edit: Yep http://www.broaderperformance.com/

If you can’t get it done locally talk to them...
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Re: Recommendations for Torque Converter?

Postby Manny » Sun May 14, 2017 8:49 pm

Cam and converter work together. With a mild cam as an RV you will be just fine with a stock converter. stock converters stall out 1200 ish which will be just fine for a mild cam. :thup:
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Re: Recommendations for Torque Converter?

Postby colnago » Fri May 19, 2017 10:19 pm

Manny wrote:Cam and converter work together. With a mild cam as an RV you will be just fine with a stock converter. stock converters stall out 1200 ish which will be just fine for a mild cam.


I've done a bit of reading on the 'net (always a dangerous thing). I can:

1. Get a "stock" replacement at AutoZone/O'Reilly/NAPA, but everyone says they're all junk.

2. Get a Hughes or TCI "fuel miser" that locks up at 1000 - 1200.

3. Get a Hughes or TCI "towing" that locks up at 1600 - 2000.

4. Get a "Street" that locks up at 2000 - 2400.

This will be a daily driver, occasional towing. No track or street strutting. :help:

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Re: Recommendations for Torque Converter?

Postby DuckRyder » Sat May 20, 2017 5:37 am

The Stock converter for an FE stalls higher than typical for an stock converter 1600/1800 IIRC.

My truck has an ATI Fuelmaster (I don’t think they make it anymore) and a pretty good sized cam it works fine together because the over all engine build makes very good power low.

If you could get a quality stock converter that would be fine. I’d probably stay away from TCI I’ve had 2 and wasn’t impressed.

Seriously give Jay @ broader a call.
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Re: Recommendations for Torque Converter?

Postby Manny » Mon May 22, 2017 9:48 pm

DuckRyder wrote:The Stock converter for an FE stalls higher than typical for an stock converter 1600/1800 IIRC.

:? You probably got that better than me! Thinking 302 numbers there. I am spoiled having transmission parts unlimited right here by the house. They build converters and sell all types. One thing that hit me is if you know your cam specs call up comp cams or crane to discuss with them. As the cam and converter works together if you tell them weight gear ratio tire size and such with all the info they can give you an idea what converter might be best. I can tell you i am a fan of tci and have had good luck with them. The 84 bronco has a tci towing converter in it. Works well but the 35's and 3.55 gears are hurting it. Get on the horn with TCI or comp and see if they can give you some input. :thup:
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Re: Recommendations for Torque Converter?

Postby colnago » Tue May 23, 2017 11:16 pm

Manny wrote:
DuckRyder wrote:One thing that hit me is if you know your cam specs call up comp cams or crane to discuss with them. As the cam and converter works together if you tell them weight gear ratio tire size and such with all the info they can give you an idea what converter might be best


That sounds like a great idea. I hesitate to contact Broader, not because they don’t know what they're doing, but because their prices are out of my range (yes, I checked). I hate to waste their time, knowing that I can't afford their product. But if I've already bought/installed a cam, then I've already paid for their expertise. :thup:

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Re: Recommendations for Torque Converter?

Postby Manny » Thu May 25, 2017 5:37 pm

Well broader does not know you can't afford it yet!!! :lol: Anybodys tech line summit,tci, comp. anybody can help ya get it right. Multiple opinions never hurt. :thup:
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Re: Recommendations for Torque Converter?

Postby RottenAppleRed » Sat May 27, 2017 10:29 am

I've been banging on my Dacco converter in my '70 Cougar since '97 with zero issues. It's a 300 stall (too high for you) for my C6 and 400+ horsepower. They make everything from mild to wild. Dacco came suggested to me by a local perform and trans builder and a mud bogger that tortures his equipment.


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