Somebody (I can't remember who) recently was telling me about using a coupler with an automatic, and that they were able to put it in gear at idle. Is that possible?
Anything is possible, but you might not like the consequences. LOL. I have run two types of vehicles without torque converters. One is a boat that has a turbo 400 in it and I have owned for 30 years with no problems. The other is the roadster under my screen name to the left. It runs a John Kilgore turbo 350 without a torque converter, with a reversed shift pattern. Push it up to 20mph and drop it into first gear, bring the rpm up to feel it engage and take off. Motor freewheels in 1st and 2nd gear if you let off the throttle. I just had John look at the trans after many years of service and it was perfect, just put new clutch packs in since it was apart. In my opinion some units which replace the torque converter are better than others, but that is up to you to decide.