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torque converter trouble

2636 Views 5 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  gregaust
okay im putting a ******* performance c4 behind a 351w, when its all bolted up the torque converter has no end play, i can feel play rotation wise so its not bound up it just doesnt slide in/ out. i can feel all three stages of the converter engageing so im sure its bottomed. while its all the way in i can feel about 1/2" to 1" of the snout still outside the trans, is that normal? I have about 1" from the bell housing to the pads on the converter.I have read all kinds of stuff and checked all my parts and i cant figure out whats going on.
anyone know the length the snout should be?
the parts are as follows:

79' 351w
case fill c4
big bell housing rf-d7bp-7976-aa
164t flexplate measure depth 1/2"

any ideas would be great
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i think the converter is getting stuck in the crank, between the paint on the converter and the rust in the crank its a pretty tight fit som im gonna clean all that real good and try it again
well i measured from the bell housing to the pads and got 7/8" but im positive the converter is all the way in. I emailed ******* about it so maybe they can help. can anyone confirm thats the right bell housing for a 351w?
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