It’s no longer a secret… heck, it’s no longer that special for a diesel engine to make 1,000-plus horsepower. It’s become commonplace, and due to that increased capability, it seems these days, OE manufacturers are rating transmissions at their absolute limits.
With Chevy/GMC Square Bodies all the rage, American Powertrain the nation’s leading distributor of TREMEC transmissions, is introducing a Square Body Chevy/GMC 4×4 kit for the TREMEC TR-4050™ 5-speed, 4WD manual transmission designed to fit 1973 – 1987 pickups and SUVs including Suburbans, Jimmys and Chevy Blazers. The new American Powertrain Square Body kit includes
Circle D Specialties’ GM Pro Series 6L80E Torque Converter is available in stall speeds from 3,000-4,400 rpm.
Auto maker Stellantis is to invest US$229m in three of its plants in Kokomo, Indiana, to help the company reach its goal of achieving 40% low-emission vehicle sales in the USA by 2030. The investment will support retooling of the Kokomo Transmission (KTP), Kokomo Casting and Indiana Transmission plants to produce the fourth-generation 8-speed transmission.
Larry Bishop, director of motorsports for EMCO Gears, got his start rebuilding transmissions early on in his family run shop. “My grandfather was rebuilding transmissions and working on cars and my dad and uncle followed him into the business. I got my start working for my dad and then went to work for a Chevy dealerbriefly
The deep pan design increases fluid capacity by 3.67 quarts over the stock OE pan.
This bellhousing is compatible with the TREMEC GM Magnum or Viper 6-speed transmission and will bolt up to any Mopar small block.
Fabricating a transmission tunnel for any race car, street machine, classic truck or hot rod can easily be accomplished thanks to new kits from Chris Alston’s Chassisworks. Available for both manual and automatic transmissions.
Moroso has introduced an oil pan gasket for BBC Mark 4 engines and a transmission gasket for the GM 4L80E, 700R4 automatic transmissions.
American Powertrain is now introducing the next generation Pro-Fit 6-speed system for 1968-’82 C3 Corvettes. The system looks like the original 4-speed transmission with the correct shifter position in the factory console. Designed as a complete kit, it features an American Powertrain customized TREMEC MAGNUM 6-speed transmission.
Bundling two or more products into a single package simplifies the buying process for a consumer, saving both time and money. This isn’t limited to household goods and groceries. An engine builder can increase his bottom line by selling more than one product, such as a transmission. And additional accessories and services also can be added.
Borg-Warner overdrive transmissions were first introduced in 1934, originally designed to reduce engine rpms at highway speeds. The early overdrive transmission is actually a two-speed planetary transmission attached to the rear portion of a standard three-speed transmission.