Need a good converter quick

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    sooner Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Not for a camaro, its a 4000lb squarebody truck.

    Doing a mock up, I found that my pilot for my new convertor is .011 undersize.

    Want to install engine and transmission this weekend, so no time to wait on another custom convertor. I need something in the next few days.

    Looking for a great driving 3000(ish) flash. Don't mind going looser, but absolutely has to drive well...and it absolutely has to be in stock.

    What do you guys recommend as far as off the shelf (and in stock) convertors these days in that flash range?
     
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    jakeshoe Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Good luck,
    I build converters and we can't get parts in a timely manner to build them or transmissions right now.

    We're in Bridgeport Texas and could repair your pilot.
     
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    Jeg's XHD converters are pretty good IMO. The are made by Transmission Specialties.
     
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    sooner Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I should have went with one of your convertors to start with Jake. It is actually going into a stage 1 TH350 that I bought from you about 10 years ago.

    Yeah, the whole supply chain is wrecked right now. We have got to get everybody back to work stateside.
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    sooner Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I see that they have the 60431 in stock.
    Running 3.73's so its a little looser than what I was looking for though.
     
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    agreed...they’re really nice converters
     
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    sooner Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Well.... believe it or not, I didn't have any luck with the 2nd converter either.

    I didn't do the XHD since the one that they had in stock was a little looser than I wanted, but they had the 60401 on sale so I picked one of them up. I have ran a couple of the cheap Jeg's converters before and had good luck with them, so I figured I would run it for the time being just to get it going.

    FedEx ran on Monday and it showed up around 10am. Took it out of the box and measured it....guess what... pilot undersize .008.

    So anyway, as of right now I am converter less.
     
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    jakeshoe Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    What are you getting for pilot size?
     
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    sooner Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I hit it with the mic this time and its actually 1.6905. I just quickly measured it with dial calipers the first time and was a few thousandths off.

    Is it supposed to be a slip fit or mild press fit? This one is undersize either way, but just wondering what I should be shooting for.

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    Pilot diameter should be 1.700-1.703"
     
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