Info on 245mm converters

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n2oracer
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Info on 245mm converters

Post by n2oracer » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:07 am

I'm in the market for a new converter for a streetcar. I've talked to several different converter companies. The recommendations are all over the map, even from the same company but different techs. I want to educate myself before making a purchase. I'm looking for info on the various pumps and stators that are available.

-fin angles of the pumps
-blade number and angle of the stators
-characteristics of the stators
-proven combinations for a heavy, SBC powered streetcar

Thanks in advance for any info you can share.

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Re: Info on 245mm converters

Post by n2oracer » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:10 pm

Is anyone familiar with a #391 21-blade stator? FTI uses it in some of their converters. They said it was from a Mercedes converter.

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Re: Info on 245mm converters

Post by Biteme » Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:19 pm

I think your over thinking it.
Find a converter company you like and be clear about what you're looking for.
I have a great converter, but I have no idea about its blade angles or anything. All I know is that it works.
Streetcars can be difficult to spec converters for. If it doesn't flash high enough the customer moans that it's not good enough, if it flashes to peak torque or more the customer moans that it's too loose. You have to get it clear in your mind exactly what you want/don't want and make sure to communicate that clearly to them.

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