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  1. #1
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    Default 12'' Variable (switch Pitch) Converter

    Looking for a core 12'' variable pitch torque converter for rebuilding.No Pae/Poston units.Thanks
    Nick Rabi
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    1972 Centurion Convertible 13.30 @ 103 mph
    1982 Regal racecar 10.44 @ 125
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  2. Default Re: 12'' Variable (switch Pitch) Converter

    Full size ones are 13"? I have plenty of them and a pae too...
    65 Wildcat Custom Coupe...Dual Quad Super Wildcat, 4-speed.

    Ted Nagel.

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    Default Re: 12'' Variable (switch Pitch) Converter

    Nick,
    I might have one. I pulled the 340 and st300 from a skylark a few months ago.
    Joe Balesterri
    65 special convertible, slowly going the ls route
    67 gs400-76 455 stock, Ignitionman Dist,
    62 special wagon, 215 (sold)
    67 skylark 4 drht- 340-4 (sold)
    67 skylark 2 drht -300-2 (sold)


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    Default Re: 12'' Variable (switch Pitch) Converter

    joejbal im also looking for one if he passes on it put me in line let me know thanks....

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    Default Re: 12'' Variable (switch Pitch) Converter

    Hello. I need a lesson in these switch pitch converters. I had a 400 switch pitch trans built by a local shop, it works great, but he insisted on using a "rebuilt" converter from his supplier and it doesn't have much of a high stall, almost nil. I saw that Nick says he doesn't want a Poston or PAE (I recoginize the Poston name but know nothing of the PAE name), are these brands inferior? Does the switch pitch converter from a ST 300 fit the 400 transmissions? What are my options for a switch pitch converter for my 400 that will actually have some high stall? It is behind a mild 455.
    Thanks, and I hope you don't think I am trying to derail your post here.
    Mike Phelps

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    Default Re: 12'' Variable (switch Pitch) Converter

    Joe,Let me know.Thanks
    Mike,Nothing against Pae or Poston.I am looking for a virgin core unlike the Pae/Poston converters which have already been rebuilt/modified.
    Nick Rabi
    BPG # 1473
    1972 Centurion Convertible 13.30 @ 103 mph
    1982 Regal racecar 10.44 @ 125
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    Default Re: 12'' Variable (switch Pitch) Converter

    i think i have one......i will look.

    Peace WildBill
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    Default Re: 12'' Variable (switch Pitch) Converter

    I havent had time to check yet. When I do I will let you know.
    Joe Balesterri
    65 special convertible, slowly going the ls route
    67 gs400-76 455 stock, Ignitionman Dist,
    62 special wagon, 215 (sold)
    67 skylark 4 drht- 340-4 (sold)
    67 skylark 2 drht -300-2 (sold)


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    Default Re: 12'' Variable (switch Pitch) Converter

    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
    i think i have one......i will look.

    Peace WildBill
    Any luck ?
    Thanks.
    Nick Rabi
    BPG # 1473
    1972 Centurion Convertible 13.30 @ 103 mph
    1982 Regal racecar 10.44 @ 125
    2012 Chevy 2500HD Tow Biotch

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    Default Re: 12'' Variable (switch Pitch) Converter

    Ttt
    Nick Rabi
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    1972 Centurion Convertible 13.30 @ 103 mph
    1982 Regal racecar 10.44 @ 125
    2012 Chevy 2500HD Tow Biotch

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    Default Re: 12'' Variable (switch Pitch) Converter

    Nick.....had to dig for this one....been saving it for 20+ years.

    PM on the way.....

    This is a 12"......optical illusion



    Peace WildBill
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    Default Re: 12'' Variable (switch Pitch) Converter

    I have a ST300 trans out of a 65 Gran Sport with the converter still in it. It "supposedly" worked good when pulled many years ago. I was thinking of selling the entire unit, but apparently the converter is the only part of any real value.

    Anyone interested? Make me an offer. Lord knows I need to start making room and getting rid of "extra's"!

    Steve
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