By the time you buy the parts make all the mods to put a clutch in front of
the automatic then buy a clutch flywheel master cylinder clutch cylinder
throwout bearing clutch pedal assembly and appropriate scatter sheild you
will be money behind and have more parts to hurt you than you had. For low
cost buy a race converter that is made for what you want to do. It also
depends on the gear ratios in your transmission and what the torgue
multiplication was doing to help you as well. Years ago I played with a
'clutch flight' and it was a tinkerer's nightmare and the car was not faster
in any way it just broke more often.
527 mph @38000 ft row 14 seat A
----- Original Message -----
From: "Larry Mayfield" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2011 7:29 AM
Subject: [Land-speed] Running an Automatic Trans without a Torque Converter
>I know there are TC eliminators for the GM Powerglide and probably also
> fo the later automatics as well. But, I would like to hear from anyone
> who is running a Ford AOD without a TC. I suspect the bits and pieces
> are out there but I need a starting point for searching. Why, you ask?
> I have always been a bit nervous abou that big old whirling mass of TC
> up ther along side the pieces of my body that keep me walking erect,
> i.e., my feet. I can get an Ultra bell that would cure my fears but at
> a cost of 300 plus bucks and added work on the trans case for fitment.
> So, let me hear from anyone who knows of such bits and pieces and has
> maybe actually run one.
> No, it won't do any good to tell me to change trans, etc. I just hit
> delete on those, lol. I have what I have.