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studebaker-R2-4-me
03-08-2007, 05:12 PM
Is the torque converter in a 63 or 64 R2 Powershift Avanti the same as one that you would find in a 289 Powershift Hawk. It appear my torque converter is part # 1557250 I'm swapping the 289 for a R2 engine built by Nimesh Solanki this summer and want to ensure the I install the correct convertor.

Allen Anderson

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1964 GT Hawk soon to be R2 Clone

StudeRich
03-08-2007, 05:39 PM
Yes Allen; my Jet Thrust Section of the Chassis Parts Catalog does show the same converter for R1 & R2 Powershift as the Std. one for Power Shift (1557250) in the Engine/Clutch section.

There is a two letter code stamped into the front face of the unit, as mentioned in the shop manual, I think the stock Flight-O-Matic is FC? What does your Powershift say?

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

studebaker-R2-4-me
03-08-2007, 06:37 PM
Thanks I too found it in the green section. I am not to sure what code is on my torque converter. I will be under the car tomorrow and check it out.

Would you or anyone happen to know the stall ratio this converter has is it a 1800 or 2100. I was under the impression the standard torque converter has a 1800 stall ratio and the Avanti converter has 2100-2150.

Allen

1964 GT Hawk soon to be R2 Clone

StudeRich
03-08-2007, 06:55 PM
I think my friend Jon Myer, in Duncan Falls, Ohio would know.
Rich.


quote:Originally posted by studebaker-R2-4-me

Would you or anyone happen to know the stall ratio this converter has is it a 1800 or 2100. I was under the impression the standard torque converter has a 1800 stall ratio and the Avanti converter has 2100-2150.
Allen

StudeRich
Studebakers Northwest
Ferndale, WA

Chicken Hawk
03-08-2007, 07:59 PM
There should be an "H" or "HR" stamped on the front side of the converter if it is a Powershift converter. The standard converters may have an "FT" or "BB" and maybe some other letters. All the Powershift converters I have seen have either the "H" or "HR" on them.

The standard converter should stall around 1800 with a 289 or about 1600 with a 259 and the Powershift at least 2100 but this will depend on how good the engine is. The more power your engine is putting out the higher the stall will be.

Ted


quote:Originally posted by studebaker-R2-4-me

Thanks I too found it in the green section. I am not to sure what code is on my torque converter. I will be under the car tomorrow and check it out.

Would you or anyone happen to know the stall ratio this converter has is it a 1800 or 2100. I was under the impression the standard torque converter has a 1800 stall ratio and the Avanti converter has 2100-2150.

Allen

1964 GT Hawk soon to be R2 Clone