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I'm replacing the flexplate on my newly rebuild stock 390 1964 Galaxie because it decided to come apart during a high rev 1-2 shift.

Now that I am about to pull the engine again to check for damage, I am wondering if anyone has replaced a 60's converter with something newer tech. I went with a 66 and newer flexplate and starter combo as a partial upgrade.

Why a new converter? HHmm, more efficient, quicker response, less weight? I dunno, just asking.
 

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I just finished the job and left the old TC in there. No damage other than a ring gear which seperated from the flexplate. Couldn't find anyone with a good reason to replace something that is working fine.
 

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Also, anyone replacing their flexplate, don't believe the counter staff when they say they are all pretty much balanced out of the box. Same company (Pioneer), same part number: one was unbalanceable, the other was true. The machinist was quite surprised at the difference of the same new parts. Did I mention that one was not made in USA?
 
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