We break down the top technical tips are for maintaining racing transmissions and converters to make their perform at their peak potential and put you in the winners circle, with four of the industry leaders.
by Andrew Wolf on December 4, 2013
by Michael Harding on December 3, 2013
We’ll be installing a twin disc clutch from McLeod Racing on a high horsepower car that will be hitting the race track. But is that clutch too much for your daily driver? McLeod gives us some pointers.
Everything you wanted to know about clutches, and maybe some things you didn’t know you needed to know. Check out this detailed question-and-answer session with some of the industry’s top minds!
by Rick Seitz on September 13, 2013
The Camaro 1LE was built for the track right off of the showroom floor, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t improve upon it’s track prowess. Follow along as we install a Mantic dual disc clutch…
by Barry Kluczyk on August 15, 2013
It’s not everyday that you get the chance to experience a tour of OE level proving grounds and R&D, so when we had the opportunity to tour the Eaton facility we jumped on it! Check out how Eaton puts their superchar
by Lindsey Fisher on August 2, 2013
We talk driveshafts with one of the industry leaders, Mark Williams Enterprises, about the light weight, superb strength, and other characteristics of their 707 Alloy driveshafts that are used in everything from powerful street cars to Pro Mods.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on August 1, 2013
Eaton’s Detroit Truetrac has earned a great reputation for it’s straight-line locking, automatic torque biasing, and seamless operation on the street. Follow along as we detail the tech aspects of the Truetrac, and give a street/strip 5th Gen Camaro’s independent rear suspension a big traction upgrade…
In this tech piece, we’re going to take a look at the various components that comprise a center section assembly and how some of the leading manufacturers beef them up to handle the rigors of hundreds, and even thousands, of horsepower — from their selection of materials to the overall structure of the parts.
by Lindsey Fisher on July 19, 2013
With big plans in mind, one of our latest upgrades to out Project Blank Slate Camaro came compliments of ACT, who set us up with a hearty Twin Disc HD Street Kit. A complete kit with all the makings of a superior clutch system, our ACT upgrade is sure to bring a hefty bite to our already performance-ridden F-body!
by Bruce Sawicki on July 5, 2013
Along with a host of other off season changes, Project BlownZ received a new peice from the folks at Meziere Enterprises — a Billet flexplate — and today we’re going to highlight the flexplate and our experiences with its installation into the car.
by Lindsey Fisher on June 27, 2013
When it comes to building anything substantial, having a blueprint is a vital part of the process. After all, you wouldn’t build a house without an exact plan, would you? Well, the same goes for building cars, and for our 1964 Chevelle we have the ultimate blueprint- a 427ci LS engine from BluePrint Engines.
by Barry Kluczyk on June 25, 2013
Our 1969 Chevy Camaro project, which is being built into a street/autocross car, has seen a number of upgrades since it was brought into our shop as an empty shell. While an automatic transmission would have been an easy choice, we wanted a bit of the old-school feel and chose a TREMEC T-56 6-speed manual.
by Lindsey Fisher on June 12, 2013
For the last several months, we’ve been teasing about our ultimate Chevy project car receiving its very special LSX engine from our friends at BluePrint Engines. Luckily, the 1964 Chevelle, appropriately named Project BluePrint, is now finally ready for the process we’ve all been waiting for – check it out!
by Joshua VanWynsberghe on May 29, 2013
The Powerglide transmission has been used in everything from mild street-strip cars to wild Pro Modified cars running the quarter mile in under six seconds. If you’re anything like us, you may have wanted to know how an automatic transmission is able to survive such environs, and today, we’re going to tell you.
by Andrew Wolf on April 17, 2013
Join us in a detailed look at Dynotech’s range of steel, aluminum, carbon fiber, and even carbon fiber-wrapped aluminum driveshafts with their own Steve Raymond. Check out the details here!
We delve into torque converter selection and application – it’s not as simple as you think. We cover the topic with experts from ATI Racing, Pro Torque, Neal Chance Racing Converters, and TCI Auto – check inside for details.
by Lindsey Fisher on January 9, 2013
As the last stop for your Corvette’s power before it hits the drive wheels, your car’s differential is a very important component in your drivetrain setup. That’s why the creative minds behind Eaton have come up with a new LSD with carbon clutches specifically designed for performance C5 and C6 Corvettes.
by Barry Kluczyk on December 30, 2012
We love crunching the gears on an old Rock Crusher as much as the next guy, but when it comes to blending the best of modern technology with the incomparable style of vintage sheet metal, it’s hard to beat a first-generation Camaro with a late-model TREMEC transmisison. See what it takes right here!
by Clifton Klaverweiden on October 2, 2012
We’re on a mission for traction as we try to feed 1,300 horsepower through a stock type suspension and some skinnny M/T drag radials on Project BlownZ. How do we plan to do that? Easy – with tough parts from Moser, Afco, and Wolfe Racecraft, mixed in with adjustability and endless hours of chassis tuning…
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by Jim Smart on August 31, 2012
The 4L70E is a good transmission from the factory, with more torque capacity than both the 4L60E and 65E. But you’re still likely to reach it’s power limits before you find the limits of your desire for more power. So,we talked with transmission pros at Gearstar on just how to take the 4L70E from good to great…