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    Posted: 14-December-2014 at 11:02PM
Im running a decent 351w in my 72 with stock hears and an fmx trans. The car will do great rolling burnouts but leaves the line like a pig. It seems like there aren't very many options for torque converters out there for that fmx. Has anyone had any luck?
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you won't find much / if anything at all listed in sale ads but a decent converter can be built by just about any outfit that isn't stuck in an assembly line mentality
 
could be your rear gear too, any idea what it is?
 
a 2.5 or 2.75 rear isn't gonna impress off the line
 
 
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3.25 or 3.50 will put a smile on your face. Smile
You can get FMX convertors, but shift kits, etc., not so much. FMX is kinda the unloved ford transmission.
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Originally posted by Big Bird Big Bird wrote:

...  but shift kits, etc., not so much. FMX is kinda the unloved ford transmission.
 
still basic principals apply. remove the 'puck' from the VB, source good frictions & steels from the AOD section, cut a new snap-ring groove to add a clutch if there's room or the AOD clutches may be thinner so they'll fit more w/o moving the snap-ring. lighten or remove the accumulator springs, lighten or spring the governor, enlarge / chamfer exhaust ports, drill drums, widest possible band, shim the pump regulator spring... and it goes on
 
you can build a snotlocker FMX Wink
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TCI makes a decent convertor, and you can get a nice shift kit too by transgo
http://www.drakeautomotivegroup.com/Store/Product/C9ZZ-7A100-SK.aspx?wid=141

i had a fmx built up for my 73, it was tough, and shifted nice
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all good info to know
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I got a Boss Hog converter in my FMX, night and day difference at the light. I couldn't idle the engine with the old one, now I'm fighting for traction.
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I have two FMX trannys that shifted awesome stock. I switched to a C4 because of cheaper parts and lighter weight. Monster transmissions has a stall converter for FMX trannys. Put a stall in it and you will absolutely love it.
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