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Old 02-13-2011, 10:50 AM
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6 pad torque converter

When I ordered the torque converter for my rebuilt th400, I was asked if I wanted a 3 or 6 pad version. So I peaked under my truck at the flexplate, saw 6 mounting holes, and based on that info I ordered the 6 pad. I guess I was wrong, though, because now that it's all mounted (yes, without verifying fitment) I see that three of the six mounting locations on the flexplate don't line up with the TC (they create a pattern that is of a smaller diameter than the six on the TC). I assume that this is to provide compatibility for two different kinds of three pad TC's (a small and large bolt pattern diameter).

So now to the meat of the issue: can I safely bolt this 6 pad torque converter to my flexplate using just three bolts?
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