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#2413043 - 12/04/17 10:34 AM custom torque converter, who to call
RapidRobert Offline
Circle Track

Registered: 11/20/03
Posts: 34405
Loc: Lincoln Nebraska
Circle track 904. I will need a good one off the shelf or possibly a custom built exact for my app. I had heard that Frank Lupo back east (Dynamic transmissions iirc) was good but that was many years ago. Any recommendations? thank you for your time.
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#2413061 - 12/04/17 11:14 AM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: RapidRobert]
qwkmopardan Offline
super stock

Registered: 03/26/08
Posts: 857
Loc: Affton MO
Dynamic still makes great TQ converters. 1-877-846-lupo

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#2413074 - 12/04/17 11:40 AM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: RapidRobert]
Diablo Offline
super stock

Registered: 04/27/05
Posts: 1089
Loc: Quebec, Canada
We use Neal Chance. Sure Marty there can get you what you want. Not sure how big into circle track they are though...


Doug
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#2413079 - 12/04/17 11:51 AM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: RapidRobert]
Racer33 Offline
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Registered: 10/04/11
Posts: 174
Loc: Norfolk, NE
Is this for IMCA Hobbystock? We always used a stock converter or made a dummy converter. IMCA rules says minimum 10" holding 3 quarts of fluid with a .125" drain plug. My stockcar is currently using a stock converter. I have toyed with the idea of a high stall converter but never tried it. Not sure how much stall you can get in a 10" converter and it would probably just spin the tires more. I feel if your losing the race off the corner you need to work on the chassis. First one on the gas wins the race down the straight away.

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#2413151 - 12/04/17 02:07 PM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: Racer33]
RapidRobert Offline
Circle Track

Registered: 11/20/03
Posts: 34405
Loc: Lincoln Nebraska
Quote:
Is this for IMCA Hobbystock?
Yes, our money is right (finally) so I'm thinking we want an edge that the chebbies wont have. (& that item cant be claimed). I'm looking forward to seeing you out there.
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#2413154 - 12/04/17 02:14 PM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: RapidRobert]
Diplomat360 Offline
pro stock

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 1231
Loc: Windsor, ON, Canada
I bought a 9.5" 4K stall converter from Dynamic as well. They were good to talk too, although the phone calls we had always seemed rushed for some reason...LOL. Anyways, the converter does what I was promised on the phone it would do, so no complaints.

As to how good of a converter it is? Well, I really do not know my drivetrain stuff well enough to answer that...so no idea regarding the efficiency (% slippage), etc, etc...
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#2413193 - 12/04/17 04:00 PM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: RapidRobert]
scottb Offline
pro stock

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 1400
Loc: New Smyrna Beach FL
Call Kenny at PTC

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#2414387 - 12/06/17 06:21 PM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: RapidRobert]
upnover Offline
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Registered: 01/27/04
Posts: 1834
Loc: tulsa ok
ptc

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#2414396 - 12/06/17 06:35 PM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: RapidRobert]
a493demon Offline
pro stock

Registered: 09/20/05
Posts: 1453
Loc: baldwinsville new york
I have a PTC in my car .
With that said I would go with ultimate .
PTC only gives a month if it needs to be restalled .
Most other places I have called and dealt with in the past have been a year .
And when you spend 1300 on a conv. and have to spend 300 more plus shipping to have it restalled it kind of sucks.

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#2414415 - 12/06/17 07:00 PM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: a493demon]
DaveRS23 Offline
master

Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 4801
Loc: Benton, IL.
No more PTC for me. tsk

I have bought several converters from PTC over the years and they have always worked good.

But this last converter has been a royal pain. First, the flash was way high and the snout did not fit in the crank until I worked it over.

Called them, sent it back, got it back, but it is still too high. When I called Kenny again, he said it will be hard to get the flash any lower on that size converter. The size they chose with dyno sheets, etc. He acted rushed and said to send it back and he would try to lower it some more.

And did I mention the engine shakes around 2,000 now? I suspect it is the converter.

Anyway, I called Lenny @ Ultimate. Although I have never spent a dime with him, he took more time and asked more questions than Kenny ever has.

I am pulling the engine and tranny now and will send the converter to Ultimate to see if anything can be done with it or if I have to start all over again.

Maybe PTC doesn't have time for us small fish anymore.
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#2414449 - 12/06/17 07:48 PM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: RapidRobert]
a493demon Offline
pro stock

Registered: 09/20/05
Posts: 1453
Loc: baldwinsville new york
Yeah told me it would be 2 to 3 weeks for a custom converter .
Showed up in 3 days .
I called him and got some story about them being slow and they got it knocked right out .
Me I'm pretty sure it was just one they stock and said close enough .

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#2414457 - 12/06/17 07:57 PM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: RapidRobert]
Adobedude Offline
pro stock

Registered: 05/07/06
Posts: 1226
Loc: New Mexico
Lenny @ Ultimate FTW
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#2414524 - 12/06/17 10:12 PM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: Adobedude]
MR_P_BODY Offline
Master

Registered: 06/13/03
Posts: 51000
Loc: Romeo MI
Robert..Lenny tore down my conv so he could
change the stall and clean it out after
getting trash in it.. its fine now and he
did a nice job stalls lower and works great
in my street rod.. stalls at 4500.. give him
a call and see what he can do for ya..yours
will be different being a circle tracker but
its worth a call
EDIT
I have run a few conv
2--Turbo Action
1-- Coan
1-- Transmission Specialties
and the Ultimate thats in it now
Ultimate and TA have been the best
wave


Edited by MR_P_BODY (12/07/17 12:06 PM)
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#2414552 - 12/06/17 11:38 PM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: RapidRobert]
383man Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 26964
Loc: Balt. Md
Luppo Dynamic here. Ron
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#2414609 - 12/07/17 08:25 AM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: RapidRobert]
dthemi Offline
master

Registered: 10/31/04
Posts: 2789
Loc: back in Georgia
No fan of dynamic

Don't think chance builds mopar

PTC has been hit, or miss, though they will work it all out with you (honest co)

Coan has made the best mope converters I've ever owned, and have all been really close from the start. Stay far, far away from their in house built mope transmissions though. Calling them junk is being kind...

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#2414615 - 12/07/17 08:34 AM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: RapidRobert]
an8sec70cuda Offline
I Live Here

Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 10975
Loc: Marion, South Carolina [><]
I had a bad experience w/ PTC also.

I'd use Ultimate if I was to stray away from my local guy.
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#2414628 - 12/07/17 09:03 AM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: RapidRobert]
ProSport Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 17666
Loc: Akron, Ohio
I've always used ATI with great luck.
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#2414748 - 12/07/17 12:51 PM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: scottb]
Leigh Offline
master

Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 5698
Loc: Anoka County, MN
Originally Posted By scottb
Call Kenny at PTC


You'll have to, because he'll never call you. That was my experience.

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#2414750 - 12/07/17 12:59 PM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: RapidRobert]
therocks Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 19464
Loc: Niles , Ohio
Call John Cope at CRT.The guy is an expert on Mopars.Just tell him what you have and want and he will do it.Rocky
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#2414763 - 12/07/17 01:22 PM Re: custom torque converter, who to call [Re: RapidRobert]
The Shadow Offline


Registered: 09/25/03
Posts: 2124
Loc: Duloc
Have had good luck with Lenny at ultimate
TCS nailed my procharged hemi's converter

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