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Old 02-25-2012, 06:39 PM
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What can I do with this converter I got by mistake?

by mistake I ordered a 10 inch converter for a C4

I can not return this item

it's meant for the 230 I6 Ford engine

it would not be easy but I believe I can adapt it to a V8, lots of lathe time modifying the flywheel and the center hub, but it's possible.

the question is, would it give me close to 2.000 rpm stall speed behind the 351W engine? or at least an improvement over the stock 12 inch converter?

P.S. it's not as easy over here as just making a phone call and having parts delivered in your mailbox like in the USA.

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Old 02-26-2012, 05:57 AM
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I would inventory it. About a week after you modify it or get rid of it, someone will come in and need it. LOL, it allways seems to happen that way doesnt It?
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sorry I didn't understand your post

you mean it won't work behind the V8?

why? don't smaller converters have higher stall speeds than the full sizes?
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Putting that converter behind your 351 wouldn't be any different than guys [even I've done it before] using a 10'' vega converter behind their small blocks...as well as Ford guys, using the same converter you got, behind there V-8's..sure it'll work,and give you a nice improvement over the 12'' you have now.... ya just gotta keep in mind that the converter is built for an I6 motor,and not a V-8, so it's chance of failure increases behind your 351,depending on how you plan on driving it, compared to a high dollar converter... and it'll give you around a 2800 stall... just be sure to add a trans cooler to the car if you do run that converter.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:10 PM
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that's exactly what I was thinking the vega small converter trick, sure I worry about ballooning or breaking something inside, but it's a fact it will give me a higher stall isn't it?

how many lbs of torque would be needed to break this converter?
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You will get a higher stall,for sure....not sure how much torque it'll take....remember,it's a six cyl. converter....there's no set number on what it'll handle,outside of 6 cyl. numbers...it prob won't handle full throttle launches all day long....it comes down to how you plan on treating it, on it's lifespan behind a V-8.

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Old 02-29-2012, 12:52 PM
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itīs a twin turbo 351W in a '67 mustang,

I guess I better shop for a TCI unit or something like that.

thanks for replying.
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