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post #16 of 28 (permalink) Old Nov 1st, 18, 6:25 PM
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Re: What brand torque converter do you use?

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I'll tell you the older I get I think Id rather complain about the price. Instead of complaining about the quality.
Wise words! Yes, I had my doubts he could build one, especially in a 9.5" can. Did some prying on yellowbucket and a couple other forums and he had good reviews. He asked me maybe 3 questions and that should have been the tipoff. I did have a 5 minute conversation with Coan and they asked ALL the right questions.
When you factor the money, the time, the aggravation and the downtime to do it over, it makes perfect sense to buy the best.
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Re: What brand torque converter do you use?

Select Performance Transmissions in Long Island NY. Eddie Sr. & Eddie Jr.

They had a pretty good website but it looks down. They're here also: https://www.facebook.com/Select-Perf...-150260568751/
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post #18 of 28 (permalink) Old Nov 5th, 18, 8:26 AM Thread Starter
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Re: What brand torque converter do you use?

I believe that's where I'm at I have a B&M 2400 shall in my car now behind my 454. I can't tell you if it does anything. That's what 300 bucks gets you. Coan is asking a ton of questions just to figure out what series converter I should be looking at and then saying we really need all yr info to do it right. Dyno sheet and 40 other questions. If you guys haven't looked into it. Look up any big converter company and pull up their order sheet for custom converter. Omg its crazy. Now the fact that I will have a fresh dyno sheet they probably won't use 2/3s of that info but its amazing. So Im going spend 2 or $300 more will the guy that says "We Will get you what u want." vers. The guy saying. "This one Should doit."Jerry Id like to message you to compare what they told you.
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Never buy and pay little for a good converter......

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I'll save you the time Tim....Coan asked everything a good engine builder would, compression, cid, heads, cam specs, usage, gears, tire size, and a few more I'm likely forgetting. They basically wanted to plot the torque curve first, then apply that to the car. It was pretty obvious they knew their business.
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Re: What brand torque converter do you use?

Once you get a good converter you will never go back. The stall torque ratio (STR) is a big thing you need to discuss. The higher the the STR, the more streetable it is, but less efficient on the top end.

I ran a precision industries vigilante 3k stall in my LS swapped blazer. Think it was rated around 1.9-2.0 STR, was setup up originally for spray but I never got around to it. It worked well for my setup even though I'd choked it out trying to keep it emissions legal.

Normal driving (4L60-E custom built by myself):
https://youtu.be/ZnRvkUe9uJ8

Launching it before I had any coffee, turned my stomach on the 1-2 shift (275/40/17s with heavy blazer rear had a lot of grip) :
https://youtu.be/Eo1HWJU_bHg

It worked well, grocery getter vs GTO:
https://youtu.be/qS3ql5L1PzI

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I believe that's where I'm at I have a B&M 2400 shall in my car now behind my 454. I can't tell you if it does anything. That's what 300 bucks gets you.
I used a 2400 B&M Holeshot for many years. Would flash to 2800. Great convertor and was good for a mid 12 second street car.
Now for something like your 540,whole different ball game.

A good friend with a 540 powered 71 Monte that ran low 10's used these folks: https://tsirace.com/
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I'd go with a TCI Super Street Fighter.
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So I'm in need of a new torque converter for my new engine being built. 540ci/675ish hp. T400 tranny. SO I'll have the dyno sheet and all info needed to have a custom torque converter built. But I don't think I need a $2000.00 converter. But I would like to find a company that will put some thought in to it and not just grab something of the shelf. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.

Call FTI-866-726-8358
They build excellent converters and will discuss it with you till you are satisfied.
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post #25 of 28 (permalink) Old Nov 19th, 18, 4:55 AM Thread Starter
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Call FTI-866-726-8358
They build excellent converters and will discuss it with you till you are satisfied.
Ya I spoke to Fti after my builder recommended them or Coan and has one of each in his 2 race cars. Unfortunately some times it comes down to the salesmen or how he's feeling that day. He asked me like 3 questions and rattled of a part number. Ah No. I'm sure he gets a lot of tire kickers. But that's a lost sales.
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Re: What brand torque converter do you use?

You might give ATI a call. After all, these are the guys who manufacture many of the hard parts that other companies use when they build their transmissions.

ATI Torque Converters for Drag Racing, Street Rod and High Performance use

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Once you get a good converter you will never go back. The stall torque ratio (STR) is a big thing you need to discuss. The higher the the STR, the more streetable it is, but less efficient on the top end.

I ran a precision industries vigilante 3k stall in my LS swapped blazer. Think it was rated around 1.9-2.0 STR, was setup up originally for spray but I never got around to it. It worked well for my setup even though I'd choked it out trying to keep it emissions legal.

Normal driving (4L60-E custom built by myself):
https://youtu.be/ZnRvkUe9uJ8

Launching it before I had any coffee, turned my stomach on the 1-2 shift (275/40/17s with heavy blazer rear had a lot of grip) :
https://youtu.be/Eo1HWJU_bHg

It worked well, grocery getter vs GTO:
https://youtu.be/qS3ql5L1PzI

STR is a made up number much like DCR. Its a number calculated that doesn't give any real data.

The torque converter builder should ask the primary use of the converter and can build the converter without calculating some meaningless number.
Stator selection is done by experience not a calculator.
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post #28 of 28 (permalink) Old Nov 20th, 18, 12:28 AM
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Re: What brand torque converter do you use?

I have an ATI 8 inch in my 68 Camaro 496(675HP) with a glide and 4.10's. Flashes to around 4,800. Runs low 10's. Probably has over 1,000 runs on it. Can't complain. Can it be driven on the street-yes I have but its not a good street car. You have to be honest when answering the questions about what you want to do with the car when talking to the converter people. A race converter isn't going to be the best street converter.

And that's why I'm building a Chevelle now that will be a real street car.
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