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Old 04-27-2011, 03:32 PM
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Would this torque converter work with my setup?

Hi guys, I am looking at a BM20404 Tork Master 2400 converter. It has a stall speed of 2300 - 2500.
It is going into a 1976 corvette, 3.08 gears, with a 454 bbc, stock bore and stroke, 781 head 2.19/1.88, .287 domed piston, 280h comp cam.
Now, I know that the description on this torque converter says not for use on big block. But on compatibility lists, this TC can be used on 1974 chevy corvettes big block with 454 engine.
If i use this TC with my setup will the TC get torn up? anyone with real world experience, can you please let me know your thoughts?

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I spent a whole month chasing up the correct torque converter for my rebuild. First this, not many people understand the true science behind torque converters, they are willing to sell you anything.
There are so many variables with torque converters that leads to mismatch, so i would advise you to call around a couple of the the best techs who manufacture or re-manufacture torque converts, to make absolutely sure you get the exact one. This was the only thing that helped me work out which one was correct.

Hope that helps.
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torque converter

save your money b/m converters are over priced,check out jegs or summit they have good stuff for alot less than b/m.
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what brand do u recommend? I know very little about TCs.
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the world of TC is a scary place for the inexperienced.

I am not well versed in the Corvette set up so I wont recommend anything, you need to know exactly what you have, and what you want before shopping for a Torque Converter.

Attached is a catalog for starters.

if you can visit a rebuilding company or two after some ground research, that would be a good idea.

a wrong torque converter can be a nightmare.
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A 2500-2600rpm stall should be good.

Good quality & Prices here:
http://www.roadrunnerconverters.com/index.html

http://www.greatconverters.com/Index.htm

For quality pricier TC's:
Hughes
Coan
PTC
Pro Torque
ATI
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Hi guys, thanks for the input. I ended up looking at several converters, but I had to choose economy and perceived quality. I went with the B&M holeshot 2400. I ended up getting it brand new for $250.

I talked with B&M tech support, described my setup, and told him I would be city and highway driving, along with hot rodding and showing off on the street, and some red light races, but probably not go to a track. He recommended this TC. After looking at the description I agreed.
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