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R2 Torque Converter Question??

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  • R2 Torque Converter Question??

    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



    1964 GT Hawk soon to be R2 Clone
    1964 GT Hawk
    PSMCDR 2014
    Best time: 14.473 sec. 96.57 MPH quarter mile
    PSMCDR 2013
    Best time: 14.654 sec. 94.53 MPH quarter

    Victoria, Canada

  • #2
    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
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      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
      1964 GT Hawk
      PSMCDR 2014
      Best time: 14.473 sec. 96.57 MPH quarter mile
      PSMCDR 2013
      Best time: 14.654 sec. 94.53 MPH quarter

      Victoria, Canada

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      • #4
        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
        StudeRich
        Second Generation Stude Driver,
        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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        • #5
          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

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