We’ve teamed with the gang at Hughes to not only deliver us a top-flight piece for BlownZ this season, but also to take us (and you, the reader) on a guided walk-though of the construction of their Turbo 400′s.
by Andrew Wolf on April 7, 2014
by Jason Reiss on April 3, 2014
The team at Pace Performance has assembled a massive lineup of LS crate engines and engine/transmission packages from mild to wild to satisfy the most critical buyer. Check ‘em out!
by Jason Reiss on March 3, 2014
ZL1UPED, our new 2010 Camaro SS project, receives a twin-disc McLeod Racing RXT clutch and flywheel assembly in preparation for the ProCharger I-1 supercharger we’ll be installing soon.
by Paul Huizenga on February 14, 2014
When a track day transmission failure took out the differential on our project C5 Corvette, we knew we had to go big or go home for the rebuild. See how LG and RPM built a bulletproof rear for our ‘Vette.
by Jason Reiss on January 28, 2014
Find out all about the tricks of the trade that went into Neal Chance Racing Converters’ brand-new NXS torque converter and every converter that NCRC builds.
by Andrew Wolf on December 4, 2013
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 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.
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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!