Flexplate is not fits the torque converter

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  1. toolmanmike

    toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    You really need to contact the converter manufacturer for the correct part. You may have the wrong converter as well. Ordering from Summit and asking us for the correct parts isn't the best thing to do.
     
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    Ok, looks like I've exceeded the number of questions within the tolerance level :) I've asked TCI (manufacturer of the part) directly and I've god the wrong answer. that's why I'm asking here, hoping to get an answer from the experienced (and not theoretical) audience. Sorry for the number of questions, I'll try to find the way out somewhere else.
     
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    No, their converter is fine. It fits a 727 Chrysler transmission. He just needs the correct flex plate with the balance weights for the 360/5.9L! This is not rocket science. Get the ATP Z-332 and bolt it together.
     
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      toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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      Thanks for that information. I was hoping the op wouldn't put the weight kit on the converter and the weighted flex plate too.
       
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        What? The answer is the ATP Z-332!
         
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          Geez, we are just trying to find the correct combination of parts for you. Sounds like 69_340_GTS has nailed it.
           
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          If a flex plate with the balance weight already installed is available, there is no logical reason to weld weights onto the torque converter instead. Now you have made a special torque converter that only goes with that engine. I don't think TCI sells Mopar converters with weights on them, or even sells a weight kit to be welded on them.
           
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            Thanks! I’ll order this one ATP Z-332!

            have a nice day and appreciate your patience and support:)
             
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            Once you receive the ATP Z-332, a small modification needs to be performed. The 4 bolt holes on your torque converter are not equidistant to each other but the z-332 plate should have evenly spaced holes, elongating the one hole on the flex plate should take care of this.
             
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              Kinda like this, don't do the shitty job that this dude did, do a nice job. 100_2520.JPG
               
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              Now TCI recommended TCI Forged Flexplates 102360 TCI Forged Flexplates 102360 It is stated that it's external balance but can't see the weights on it...
               
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              Sometimes Summit uses generic photos.
               
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              Lets fine tune the year of your 360 or Magnum 5.9.
              What year exactly is this engine your using? Previously you've called it a "Magnum" and a "360", They are not the same balance-wise, For example, the required amount of off-set on the balancer end is 534.3 grams for the 360 and 314.4 grams for the 5.9 Magnum. The rear end of the engine has the same thing going on, on average there's only about 60% of the weight off-set that the 360 has compared to the Magnum. TCI's plate # 102360 is for a 360 NOT a Magnum. Use B+M for an example also, #10236 is for a 360 up to 1992 and #10242 is for a 5.9l Magnum 1993 and newer BUT is obsolete! They are specific to the two different weight requirements of a 360 compared to a Magnum.
              TCI plate 102360 is not going to balance correctly if you have a Magnum, and yes they've got the wrong picture in their add.
               
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              I have an engine 5.9L from Jeep Grand Cherokee 1998. In summit it's shown as:

              Engine / JEEP
              5.9L/360
              Mopar small block Magnum

              Looks like I'm back to basics :) is it Magnum or not? I don't want to buy the third wrong flexplate :)
               
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              LA, MAgnum, Gen 3 Hemi in that order. The Magnums were built from about 1992-2003 when the new Hemi started production.
               
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