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Torque Convertor on a SM465

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Donovan, Feb 20, 2001.

  1. Donovan

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    Would anybody be interested in a torque convertor mated to a SM465. I have been thinking of building some but didn't know if there would be enough interest in this product.It would make the tranny about 6-8" longer like a doubler does. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks

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  2. Chaz88K5

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    I dont think that is possible......i thought torque converters were for automatics...i could be wrong i dont know...people have done some stranger [censored].

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  3. HarryH3

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    It would be a pretty cool thing, if you can make it work. I think you'll need to come up with some sort of a pump and a cooler in order to make it work.

    Years ago, B&M used to offer the opposite configuration. An auto tranny that used a clutch instead of a torque converter. They called it the Clutch-o-matic. You used the clutch to launch and then the tranny would shift through the gears with the clutch still engaged. I guess it wasn't a big seller since I haven't noticed in their ads for many years now.

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    Chevrolet offered this too in 58 to ? it was like a powerglide but with a clutch.
     
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    oh we could make a clutched auto idea in reverse work donovan-
     
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    You could have the low gears of a manual but the slippage of the torque convertor. If made right it could be cheaper than a Atlas T/C and I think you could have more control than a true automatic unless you have a full manual valve bodied tranny.

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    I've seen this on heavy equipment like Champ forklifts, Case 580 backhoe's. I'ts not a new concept, but I have never seen one on a light truck. It would probably be cool off-road and give you mongo torque, but you would want a way to lock it up on the highway.

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    I know it is not a new concept. I use to work on Cat backhoes with this same design. I works awesome and I think it would work great for wheeling.

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    Wouldn't it be kinda hard on the syncro's. You would always have to "powershift"

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    Josh not the way I have it planned out. It will not be any harder than a regular clutch setup.



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    This would be cool.I would be interested in this.stock car guys use powerglides with a clutch that way they have no loss of power in the top end. Brady

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    Sounds interesting- How does it work???

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    VERY interesting!
     

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