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Old 03-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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318-360 torque converter

if you had a new 318 converted and you needed it for a 360 what do you thing about grinding the weight off the 360 one and welding it on the 318 converter.??
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I am not sure but I don't think it is as easy as that said.
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the converter only bolts on one way. so i was thinking the weight is for the motor anyways not the trans. so welding it on is pretty hard to screw up ...

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Old 03-20-2012, 02:27 PM   #4
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I've never felt that welding weights on is a good idea. GRAMS as in fractions of grams, make a difference in engine balance.

I'd say buy a B&M or similar aftermarket flexplate which has the necessary balance built in. That way, you can use a "neutral balance" converter, which makes your selection broader, as well as being able to use that converter if you ever change to a different engine balance situation.

I have a factory 360/ 727 in mine, but when I get a stall converter, I've already got a BM flex to go in there.
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The make a kit for the 360 converter Comes with the weight and a templet for position / welding
I used the B&M flex plate with my 360 motor
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One of my Favorite sayings is "Going a tad bit cheaper is not always better" that being said make sure you have a good nuetral balance convertor and that B&M 360 flex plate.
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