Breakaway Converter, '72-'80 AMC Torque Command 727
For '72-'80 AMC Torque Command 727 Transmissions
The first step into serious high performance, the Breakaway® is a great torque converter for moderately modified street machines and weekend racers that are also used as daily drivers. It provides approximately 2400 to 2600 RPM flash stall without negatively affecting part throttle driving. Designed for both efficiency at highway cruising speeds and to launch hard at wide open throttle, the Breakaway® is a fantastic all-around torque converter featuring furnace-brazed fins, needle bearings, a hardened, pre-ground pump hub and computer balancing.
Beginning in 1978 for Chrysler and 1979 for American Motors, a lock-up torque converter was used with most transmissions. You cannot interchange a lock-up converter with a conventional non lock-up converter. The transmission input shaft and valve body used for lock-up applications are different. TCI® offers converters for these two styles of operation. When changing to an aftermarket torque converter, you may need to replace the OEM flexplate. TCI® Part #145200 and Part #145300 flexplates are both heavy-duty units required when using a 10", 9", 8" or 7" torque converter. In conjunction with the converter and flexplate, you will also need to use TCI® Part #146200 7/16"-20 converter bolts.
TCI® also has external balanced flexplates that must be used when replacing an OEM externally balanced converter with an aftermarket non-weighted converter. This combination will allow a neutral balance between the converter and the transmission that is a must when using aftermarket parts.