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dcoffield
11-15-2005, 07:56 PM
Does the '65 Commander Flightomatic transmission take a special Studebaker torque converter or is there a Ford tc that will work?

JDP
11-15-2005, 08:27 PM
Studebaker only.

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dcoffield
11-16-2005, 07:31 AM
So if I want to change to a high stall tc, I will probably have to change the whole trans?[xx(]

Roscomacaw
11-16-2005, 12:18 PM
The torque convertors for 65 & 66 are different from earlier Stude FOMs because they don't have the starter ring gear integral with the T/C. Instead, they have the gear incorporated into what amounts to the flex plate. ;) You could have your tranny's T/C rebuilt to high stall specs if you want. I know of a shop in the Los Angeles area that will do one for $165+shipping.:D

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oldvinyl
11-20-2005, 04:37 PM
What Stall speeds are availiable??? Thanks Tom

GTtim
11-20-2005, 10:39 PM
If you want to change the stall speed of a torque converter that you have you can take it to a shop where that can be done. I'm not sure how it is accomplished but have been told it is not too big a deal.
Tim K.

Roscomacaw
11-21-2005, 02:34 PM
Tom, the stock Stude Flight-o-Matic convertor can be taken as high as 2400. The one's I had done are 2200.:D

BTW, dcoffld, you didn't say if your 65 Commander was a 6 or an 8. Maybe a silly question, but the tranny's for the 6 and 8 are totally different! All of what I've said here, so far, relates to a V8 Flight-o-Matic!

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dcoffield
11-29-2005, 08:10 PM
It's an 8. I don't know that I will need the high stall, but was just checking in case.