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Old 05-29-2012, 10:33 PM
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converting powerglide torque conv. to T-400

I've been told that this can be done, saves weight and helps with slip at cruise speed. "Built" 507" Cadillac / TH400 in a 2800 lb. '32 Ford, the stock t/c is a very heavy 13" unit, a well respected small converter shop said that they can take an 11" powerglide t/c and convert it from 17 spline to the 30 spline TH400. They add Torrington bearings, set it up for 1800-2200 and generally do all the steps to make it live behind a very torquey engine.

Obvioisly with this size engine and light weight car....which will be a cruiser and not a race car I really don't need much stall, 98% of my driving will be on the highway @ 70 mph, my main interest is 5%-7% slip at cruise speed. Anyone of you trans/TC guys ever done this or heard of doing it, Feasable?
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