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    Question Flexplate to AOD Torque Converter

    When you guys swap out your torque converters, do you have trouble getting them back onto the flexplate; stock or aftermarket? I have a Ford Racing flexplate that isn't matching up to the torque converter studs. I tried matching the TC up to the stock flexplate and it doesn't match either. So I concluded that he TC is off. I was told by the TC manufacturer to ream out the holes in the flexplate. Is this the proper thing to do? My Dad says to return the TC and get another as the studs should match without machining anything.

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    I've never had a torque converter not fit the flexplate correctly. Agree with your dad, you shouldn't need to mess with the flexplate. If you oversize the holes and its not perfectly centered the crank and the trans may not actually be perfectly in line with each other. That will make for vibration and it'll beat the hell out of the bearings.

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    What Gadget and Dad said.

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    I am guessing it is an aftermarket converter?

    You can check the flexplate by lineing it up with the original converter.
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    What’s the part number of your Flexplate? A quick look showed me only a Ford Racing flexplate for coyotes.

    Measure from one stud to the other on the opposite side on the torque converter , then check the flexplate. Should be 11.5in IIRC.

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    Gadget73: That was my feeling too. My Dad used to hang around his friend's machine shop when he was not working; so when he tells me that something is wrong; I tend to believe him. But, I had to ask anyways.

    jaywish: Aftermarket converter; Monster Transmissions to be specific. Unfortunately, the lopo is long gone along with the original AOD. Couldn't keep it around the yard as we were getting complaints. There some parts that I failed to get off of the lopo that I had to go to the JY to get.

    Tiggie: I will get the FRPP flexplate number this weekend; perhaps during the work week if I can get out of here at a reasonable time

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    Invest in a privacy fence, or a house not located where people complain so much.

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    Most definitely need to get out of north Jersey. Seems like everybody is like that up here these days. Too many people from the metropolitan area that are not accustomed to living with DIY people; but that culture is dying anyways. :-/

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