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o.k. guys.. from what i've read the 360 torque converter has a "weight" welded to it where as the 318 t/q doesn't.... so this converter in my 88 4x r/c looks to be a 360 one... anyone wanna verify or know a way to be certain?
 

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looks like a 360 converter to me
 

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the 360 is externally balanced, the 318 is internally...so thats why the 360 converter needs that weight. If you grind it off it will work just peachy behind a 318.
 

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AZ-Trailduster said:
the 360 is externally balanced, the 318 is internally...so thats why the 360 converter needs that weight. If you grind it off it will work just peachy behind a 318.
Naaaa. Not gonna do that... need the extra weight for the extra horsepower ;D
 

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put a sticker on it ;D ;D
 

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could also be 400 cast crank or 440 cast crank, they all use weights, just a little different for each application, I do know people that have used 360 flywheel for a stick 440 cause they couldn't find 440 wheel reasonable. worked ok, no serious vibrations. I wouldn't do it, though.
 

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Hey, I've got a torque converter that I was told was for a 360, but it dosn't have any weights on that side, though it has a few smaller ones on the rounded side of the converter. Sound right?
 

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I never seen weights on the trans side of the converter, always on the motor side on the ring or on the converter
 

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Looks 360 from here, but is it a "lock-up" converter? Don't all the 1980's Ranchargers have converter clutches that help with mileage when they lock up in high gear?
 
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