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Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Choosing a Transmission for Big Block-Powered Cruiser

I am building a ‘72 Caprice as a tribute patrol cruiser. I am pulling out the original 400 SBC and replacing it with a big-block 454 just so the look […]

Driveline / Engine & Exhaust / Tech Articles

Flywheels 101: Choose the Best Flywheel for your Engine and Application

Chances are you don’t give much thought to that metal disc spinning inside of your bellhousing. However, choosing the best flywheel for your vehicle application will greatly affect performance, drivability, […]

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Video: 5 Common Torque Converter Issues–and How to Avoid Them!

In this video, the experts at Summit Racing Equipment cover five of the most frequent transmission torque converter issues discussed with customers. This includes vehicle performance-related issues that can be […]

Driveline / Q&A

Mailbag: Choosing a New Clutch After Adding Power to Street-Strip Gen5 Camaro

Q: I am getting ready to add a supercharger, cylinder heads, and a hotter camshaft to my 2012 Chevy Camaro SS. It’s my daily driver that I also autocross and […]

Driveline / How Tos

6 Great Ways to Experience Epic Clutch Installation Failure

The good people at RAM Clutches have been helping their customers properly install performance clutches for decades. But today, we’re going to share RAM Clutches’ top tips for setting up […]

Driveline / Q&A

Mailbag: Mating an Older GM Automatic Transmission to an LS Engine

Q: Can I use an older GM automatic transmission with an LS engine? … A: Yes. There are three exceptions in the LS engine family for what we’ll discuss here […]

Driveline / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Comparing Pedal Effort with Hydraulic vs. Mechanical Clutch Systems

Does a hydraulic system make the clutch pedal effort easier than a mechanical linkage? A friend of mine says the effort will be the same because all the force is […]

Driveline / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Pro Tips for Mating a 2002 Chevy Trans to a 1999 Engine

Will a 2002 Chevy transmission work behind a ‘99 Chevy motor? Is wiring or computer an issue? I work at a junkyard and the interchange says one year only. This […]

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Mailbag: Identifying the Manual Transmission in the 2001 Ford Mustang

Q: How do I tell the difference between a Tremec 3650 and a T-5 transmission in my Mustang? … A: In 2001, Ford used two different manual transmissions in that […]

Driveline / Q&A

Ask Away! with Jeff Smith: Upgrading 6L80/6L90 Transmissions for Boost

I have a 2015 Silverado with a 5.3L with long tube headers and I’ve installed a Whipple supercharger. My 6-speed trans is now slipping. Can you give me any direction […]