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    Help me find a torque converter for a ZIP Van!!!

    I recently bought a ZIP van from EBAY (first mistake). The seller said it "runs and drives". Well, after a new battery, it drove 2 miles and never started again. As I started taking it apart (second mistake) , it was problem after problem. Long story short, after removing the engine, it's apparent it needs a new torque converter. I can't find one. Apparently, Dacco makes one, a model S5, but I can't find one. Can anyone please help me with this issue? Then, I'm sure it'll be on to the next. Thanks for any help.

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    I got a NOS torque converter for a 6 cylinder. Don't know what it fits.

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    Cant Dacco rebuild yours? if not contact Target converters in North Little Rock Ar. Luck Doofus

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    Diesel Jim-- Will you sell yours? If so, how much?

    Doofus (what a name!!)-- I've tried contacting Dacco, no response yet. If Diesel Jim won't sell his, I'll try Little Rock. Thanks for the leads.

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    I will sell it. PM for details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX Goat Herder View Post
    Doofus (what a name!!)--
    Gerald threw me a curve first time I saw him use that Nom de plume. I had to verify he wasn't adding a comma, not addressing everyone as "Doofus", but rather using it as his screen name.

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    Try Performance Torque Converters of Texas, LLC
    4110 S. Eden Rd
    Kennedale, Tx 76060
    817-563-5556
    They built my R-2 to my exact specs.

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    Thanks. I may give them a call if I can't get one from Diesel Jim.

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    Just curious, after only two miles of driving and removing the engine what are you basing the need for a new torque converter on? The reason asked is to be sure that is the real problem. I'm no expert myself but I find it best to describe the symptoms and see what those with experience have to say. My apology if you are an Auto trans man and know for sure. It is just that of late I see a lot of people self diagnose a problem and get all kinds of advise for something that is NOT the real problem.
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