Few people have spent more time with torque converters than Joe Rivera of ProTorque Performance Products. Joe tells us he started working with transmissions at the age of 12. His father, Joe Sr., operated one of the earliest Lee Myles shops on Long Island. Last month, we discussed the profitability potential for transmission shops that
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Whether you are searching through a core pile or looking for a specific part to complete a rebuild, sorting out the various identifying features of Ford E4OD, 4R100 and 5R110W converters can drive you crazy. A six-stud version of each converter that happens to have the same K factor (impeller blade angle) will look almost identical. If you have not educated yourself on the subtle contour differences where the impellers mate to the impeller hubs, or cannot recognize the 0.200″ difference in the relationship of the pilot to mounting pad difference in the 5R110W compared to the E4OD and 4R100, you can become easily frustrated. The following are part-by-part differences, as well as some hints for identifying each one.