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Author Topic:   Dummy torque conveter on 350 turbo
99What
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted October 21, 2005 09:22 AM  
I am considering putting a dummy torque converter on a 350 turbo tranny for next year. But I have a couple of questions. Does the dummy torque converter act like a direct drive? are other parts needed to make this work? Also does the pump in the tranny need to be changed? This will be going on a hobby stock with a 455 olds motor in itm if it makes any difference.

Speedway65
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 344
posted October 21, 2005 11:40 AM  
Yes it works like a direct drive and you need some way to activate it.

99What
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted October 21, 2005 01:01 PM  
Excuse my ignorance, but what do you mean by activate it?

Thanks

johder
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 100
posted October 21, 2005 06:30 PM  
direct drive means you will have to have a switch for your ignition....mean you will have to be push started like a sprint car untill your oil pressure is up and then flip the switch for you spark to fire...

also a sprint/direct drive setup has a lever that pushes the pinion into the rear end or atleast some of them do otherwise it acts like its in neutral all the time...that is what he means by "activate"

Steve Dupree
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posted October 21, 2005 06:32 PM  
lol well what he means is the tranny needs to be ready to except it. You cannot put this dummy in a stock tranny.

sideways
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posted October 21, 2005 07:21 PM  
You need someway of bypassing the pump pressure to keep the tranny from pulling the car when the engine is running.And then closing it back to activate the tranny.

johder
Dirt Forum Racer

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posted October 21, 2005 08:37 PM  
ahhhhhhh same thing lol

racer17j
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posted October 21, 2005 11:23 PM  
Before going to spend all this money to set this up i would check your rules. I am sure they probally dont allow this and you dont want to be labled a cheater especially on things thats are in black and white. Stretching the rules is great getting caight cheating is like tieing up a stringer of fish in a fishing tourney. lol

LUBEGUY07
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 302
posted October 22, 2005 09:21 AM  
If your going to install the kit u need a strong tranny, dont put it in a old tranny make sure its rebuilt . The tci valve body cost around 225 its easy to install just take the old valve body, seperator plate, check ball and gaskest out and in stall the new valve body, seperator plate and gaskets. It elminates the kick down cable, vac modulator, and u dont have to run cooler lines but the recommend u loop the lines. The fake converter will cost around 200 to 300, any tranny shop the rebuilds converts can make u one. I have run one for the last two years

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99What
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted October 24, 2005 09:02 AM  
Thanks for the info guys, I'm just doing some research, on the subject.

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