Torque converter questions

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I am getting a new race torque converter for my El Camino but when I went to buy a new one on the options it didn't have 10.00 it has other ones but not 10 so if you know please help
 
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Not-quite-so-new-guy
Feb 13, 2018
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I am getting a new race torque converter for my El Camino but when I went to buy a new one on the options it didn't have 10.00 it has other ones but not 10 so if you know please help
BTW it's a th400
 
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10 what?
 
Injectedcutty

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What companies are you looking at? What is the engine, car weight, tire size, and rear setup? Where do you want to shift at?

Any of the good reputable companies will be able to accomodate your needs, you just need to have ALL of your drivetrain info handy.
 
lilbowtie

lilbowtie

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The convertor needs to complement the rest of your package and where you are going to make power. Engine size, compression, heads, intake, cam, and as Cutty said your rear end and tire size, Prices for convertors go from A TO Z. If you plan to be a serious racer you get what you pay for. I have personally used Abruzzi, FTI, & Greg Slack
 
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That's all well and good, but does it have 10.00?
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lilbowtie

lilbowtie

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I'm going to assume he is talking about a 10 in converter
 
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ya think?
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bracketchev1221

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Well, I am going to basically say the same thing that has been said. If you are really looking for a race converter, then call somebody and have one built and not off a sheet, picking your own criteria. Converter diameter is a tool used to establish stall speed required and converter characteristics. Not just a random data point to pick off a sheet.
 
motorheadmike

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FTI is a good company, as are Circle D, Coan and Yank. Buy the best one you can for your application.
 

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