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Torque converter questions and selection help.

I think I have narrowed down the transmission I want for my 72 D200 with a 318. Because it is a ton truck and we do plan to use it as such I want a good transmission in it that will not fail on me like the tired stock one. Now my attention is on the torque converter. I know very little about automatics and even less about Mopar anything. So first question:
What does lock up mean when dealing with torque converters?
What is stall speed and how do I know what mine is?
This truck has a 318 with 4:10 gears stuffed in the rear D60 what role does that information play in selecting the torque converter?
This is the link to the trans I am 90% certain I am getting.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/TC...n/?prefilter=1
This is the torque converter TCI said I need.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/TCI-142240/
What would happen if I used my stock original Torque converter? Other than voiding the warranty from TCI could I hurt anything else? Also, how do I know if anything is wrong with it to begin with?
If the new Torque Convert does not have a drain plug, can I simply drill and tap the house to install one?
Any input on what I have put out there so far?
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Never reuse an old converter. There is to big of a chance of that bitting you big time.

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I agree, I have found a good replacement locally.
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