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Offline JayRamb

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Re: Torque Converters.
« Reply #75 on: March 04, 2016, 06:49:02 PM »
I thought my Torque was shot. I called my tranny guy. He 'did you hear a whine', I said, 'No'. So we talked and talked and he said it was a bump in....that's what he called it. Electrical or carb related. I'm digging into it now. I'll keep you updated. I have a brand new bbd and will put that on tomorrow. It's all spec'd out. You need to do that when you buy them new. :)
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Offline carnuck

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Re: Torque Converters.
« Reply #76 on: March 04, 2016, 07:15:39 PM »
It's not always a whine. Usually there is a new vibration or worsening one with the motor running because the cracked converter neck  throws the balance off and they suddenly dump all the trans oil or just go nowhere when in gear and full of fluid.
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Re: Torque Converters.
« Reply #77 on: March 04, 2016, 07:18:20 PM »
I do like the lock up for my long drives back to Michigan, before I knew about lock up or non lock up I was pretty sure I had a 4 speed. I would always count the shifts and always counted 4. obviously I was wrong but if it feels like a 4th gear thats cool with me. But to lock it out manually would be just as if not cooler. (PS doing a rebuild and that could be a option.)
 Id like to see the new ones because this one seems pretty beefy, could have been replaced at some point.

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Re: Torque Converters.
« Reply #78 on: March 08, 2016, 09:53:08 PM »
There is a kit to make the lockup engage at 55-60 mph instead of 35 (adjusted by gear ratio and converter stall speed) I did that to my '84 wagon before I found the rear frame rot and scuttled it.
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