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Ryan Wilke
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posted 04-26-2002 11:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...would you recommend for a '78 F150 with a warmed over 302? I'm wondering if some sort of RV-type torque converter would be better than simply keeping the OEM converter...

The rearend is currently an OE 2.75:1, but it may get pulled for a 3.00 or 3.25 gear in the future... A cam change will be to a "slightly lumpy" but not obnoxious hydraulic grind.

This is a 'Sunday-local-car-show-type' of truck, no racing, no bad weather, maybe (but I doubt it) a small garden tractor size trailer some day....

I think it's a C-6.........

Thanks for your advice,,,, Ryan

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 04-26-2002 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it would be nice, but honestly I wouldn't spend the money.

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MLariviere
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posted 04-27-2002 09:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The gear change will do more for you than the convertor will,and with less work.

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erlong
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posted 04-28-2002 03:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for erlong   Click Here to Email erlong     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Agreed. The C6 will be fine. Go with new gears and posi.

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 04-30-2002 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the advice, guys!
I'll just change out the C-6 fluid for now.... and then go for the gear change (maybe a posi) later.......

Thanks! Ryan

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MLariviere
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posted 04-30-2002 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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