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Torque Converter from a 6 Cylinder Commodore. Note that captive (Welded ) Nuts are used with these because the Full Bellhousing doesn't permit fitting Nuts. This Torque Converter can also be used with pre-Commodore Trimatics and half Bell Housings. Photo by Old73qe. Click to Enlargen'
Trimatic Torque Converters:
Ex-factory there were unique Torque Converter for each Holden Engine. The Stall point of each Torque Converter was unique to that Engine's Power and Torque.
Six Cylinder Torque Converters:
The Six Cylinder Torque Converter uses a seperate Locator to position it correctly in the Crankshaft.The Six Cylinder Torque Converter comes in 2 forms.
Pre-Commodore Six Cylinder Torque Converters:
These are bolted to the Starter Plate by 3 Nuts and Bolts and were used on late HG - HZ and Toranas excepting UC's.
Commodore Six Cylinder Torque Converters:
These are bolted to the Starter Plate by 3 Bolts only.The Torque Converter has the Nuts welded into the Torque Converter because the Full Bellhousing doesn't allow access to fit seperate Nuts.These were used on UC, VB, VC, VH, VK and WB.These Torque Converters can also used on earlier Six Cylinder Holdens with Half Bell Housing Trimatics like HG - HZ as well as pre-UC Toranas.
V8 Torque Converters:
These are deeper in dimension than Six Cylinder Torque Converters and have a permanent Locator welded to the front of the unit.
Trimatic V8 Torque Converters Engine side is shown. The Locator is built into the Converter and cannot be removed. Click to Enlargen. Photo by HQ_SS.
Trimatic Torque Converters, showing the Gearbox side. Left is the 6 Cylinder type, right is the V8 type. Click to Enlargen. Photo by 383HGBrougham.
Gearbox side of a Trimatic V8 Torque Converter. Click to Enlargen. Photo by 383HGBrougham.
Engine side of a Trimatic V8 Torque Converter. No Locator is used. Click to Enlargen. Photo by 383HGBrougham.
Engine side of a Trimatic 6 Cylinder Torque Converter. The Locator is not fitted. Click to Enlargen. Photo by 383HGBrougham.
Factory HG 6 Cylinder Trimatic with Cable Kickdown. Click to Enlargen. Photo by Ayios.
Commodore 6 Cyl Torque-Converter. The Nuts are captive and the Locator has been removed. Photo by Daves59. Click to enlargen.
Photo by SleakVH. 6 Cyl Torque-Converter. Click to enlargen.
Torque Converter from a 6 Cylinder Commodore. Note that the Locator has been removed from the front. Photo by Old73qe. Click to Enlargen.
Fitting and removing the Torque Converter
The Crankshaft Locator; Locator Info
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