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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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torque converter

Now that aolshove and Gypsy have talked me into rebuilding my C4, what should be done about my TC?

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Done
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Replace Firewall
Replace Full cowl
Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
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4 wheel drum to disc conversion, rebuild front suspension/steering, taillight panel, trunk floor,302 and AOD upgrade, wiring harnesses back in, and hopefully only patch panels on the quarters

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Now that aolshove and Gypsy have talked me into rebuilding my C4, what should be done about my TC?
To rephrase, Can I rebuild my torque converter?

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Done
Replace Full floor pan
Replace Firewall
Replace Full cowl
Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on

Up next:

4 wheel drum to disc conversion, rebuild front suspension/steering, taillight panel, trunk floor,302 and AOD upgrade, wiring harnesses back in, and hopefully only patch panels on the quarters

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To rephrase, Can I rebuild my torque converter?
Short answer: no.
But you can replace it now with one with a higher stall RPM if your engine configuration deems it necessary.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-19-2012, 06:40 PM
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You can't rebuild it, but it can be rebuilt. Most times I just order another one allready rebuilt. Just go with a stock stall speed. Should be about $120. Most times they want a core.
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This is where a local transmission supply house is handy - since they're heavy they cost a little bit to ship - the stock reman ones from someone like Daaco are only about $80-100 and personally I'd stick with it since you've got a low revving I6 engine and the stock converter is pretty well matched for it.

There used to be a shop in town that would rebuild yours but they closed up about 10 years ago - guessing the mass re-builders put them out of business with their cheaper price and having them on the shelf for the shops meant no wait.

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For the most part converters are replaced because they tend to accumulate junk in them which you wouldn't want coming loose into a freshly rebuilt transmission. Secondly one might be scored where the front pump bushing rides. Lastly they do occaisonly suffer internal damage. In all cases a rebuild consists of cutting one open. Amputating the "neck" if it is damaged. Cleaning and replacing anything damaged and welding it all back together. That's the tricky part. Has to be done on a jig so it comes back out perfectly round, balanced, and with the neck welded back on perfectly in line. And the welds must be leak proof. Requires special equipment.
Local transmission shops will usually hook you up with one pretty reasonably. For a stockish 200 engine you sure don't need anything other than a stock replacement.
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Hey war price in FL $80 for I-6 plus shipping
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Hey war price in FL $80 for I-6 plus shipping
Is it new/rebuilt?

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Done
Replace Full floor pan
Replace Firewall
Replace Full cowl
Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on

Up next:

4 wheel drum to disc conversion, rebuild front suspension/steering, taillight panel, trunk floor,302 and AOD upgrade, wiring harnesses back in, and hopefully only patch panels on the quarters

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brand new from a trans shop here in Hudson
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Doubt you will find many choices anyway. It's pretty application specific, with the ring gear being mounted to the TC.

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Don't forgot the ring gear is welded to the TC. So it normally cost more. Who knows why they did it this. Hopefully in a year or less I can get a T5 for my I6.
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Doubt you will find many choices anyway. It's pretty application specific, with the ring gear being mounted to the TC.
Hey man Where have you been?

Steven
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Done
Replace Full floor pan
Replace Firewall
Replace Full cowl
Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on

Up next:

4 wheel drum to disc conversion, rebuild front suspension/steering, taillight panel, trunk floor,302 and AOD upgrade, wiring harnesses back in, and hopefully only patch panels on the quarters

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Hey man Where have you been?
Been busy in political forums the last few months. Had to come back and check on how you were getting along.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Been busy in political forums the last few months. Had to come back and check on how you were getting along.
Well, after recovering from election night..... Won't go there, as we will get booted...

Have sandblasted and epoxy-primed the interior, undercarriage and engine bay. Going to replace the radiator support, rear quarters, trunk floor and taillight panel. Oh, and I'm also rebuilding my C4...

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2007 Premium MustangCoupe (V6).. Please don't shun me

Done
Replace Full floor pan
Replace Firewall
Replace Full cowl
Replace Radiator support
Shelby Drop done
Front disc brakes on

Up next:

4 wheel drum to disc conversion, rebuild front suspension/steering, taillight panel, trunk floor,302 and AOD upgrade, wiring harnesses back in, and hopefully only patch panels on the quarters

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