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Video: Finding Performance Gains with Hughes’ Torque Converter Dump Valve Kits

In today’s video, Pete Nichols from Hughes Performance introduces us to the company’s Pro Series torque converter dump valve kits and explains how they can provide competitive performance gains in […]

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Mailbag: Choosing a Transmission and Torque Converter for Racing

Q: I have some questions about a torque converter for my engine combination. The car is a 1981 Malibu that weighs 3,500 pounds. It has a 388-cubic-inch small block with 11:1 […]

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All About Stall (Part 4): How Vehicle Weight and Gear Ratio Factor into Torque Converter Selection

So far, our All About Stall series has focused on engine setup and its effect on torque converter stall speed selection. We’ve covered the importance of things like camshaft selection, engine […]

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All About Stall (Part 2): How Your Cylinder Head and Exhaust Choice Affect Stall Speed

In Part 1 of our All About Stall series, we shared three factors to consider when choosing torque converter stall speed range: engine setup, vehicle weight, and rear gear. When […]

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All About Stall (Part 1): Engine Setup and How it Relates to Torque Converter Stall Speed

Stall speed is essentially the engine rpm at which a torque converter transfers the torque of the engine to the transmission (see our earlier post on how a torque converter works). […]

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Torqued Off: Troubleshooting Some of the Most Vexing Torque Converter Problems

We hear a lot of questions about torque converters. That’s why we’ve spent a fair amount of time covering torque converters in the past. Our articles have included advice on […]

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Torque Converter FAQs: What is Stall Speed? How Does a TC Operate? (And Other Common Questions)

  Know what a torque converter does? Of course you do. It converts torque, right? It’s a converter of torque. It’s OK to admit you don’t fully understand what a torque converter […]

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Mailbag: Choosing a Torque Converter for Nitrous Applications

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re talking torque converters: F.P. Elizabeth City, NJ Q: I am in the market […]