I have been pondering this for a while. Situation is; I am in the process of an engine and trans swap. Ran into many delays and problems due to past mechanics doing things to make my life difficult. My engine is rebuilt and I am almost finished modifying the rest of the car for the swap (fuel system, A9P swap, and a lot of electrical work), but I have no time to search out a trans rebuilder. A few years ago, I could easily find people that did this work, but now, I can't find anybody within 200 miles of me. So the questions are: can I baby the stock AOD with a stall converter until I get a rebuilt trans? The nuts holding the stock converter are seized to the flexplate and I have no idea how to get them off without breaking things. Figured I would get the stall converter that I would get for the hi-po trans and run that; then swap transmissions when the time comes. Is this feasible?