Post Tagged with: "transmission tech"

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Mailbag: Recommending a Carburetor and Gearing Combo to Fix 700R-4 Shifting Problem

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. We work with the Summit Racing tech department to help you tackle your auto-related conundrums. In this week’s Mailbag, we’re recommending a carburetor and gearing combo to […]

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How Tos / Tech

3 Steps to Proper Bellhousing Alignment & Offset Dowel Pin Sizing Chart

Is it Necessary to Align the Bellhousing for a Transmission Swap? Q: I’m installing a new 5-speed transmission and bellhousing in my 1993 Mustang. A friend of mine asked me […]

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Mailbag: Adjusting a TH-350 Transmission From Race Setup to Street Use

Q: I recently replaced the 305 engine and TH-200 transmission in my 1985 Monte Carlo for a 350 with a mild cam and a TH-350 transmission. My question is about […]

Tech / Videos & Galleries

Video: Intro to Valve Body Tech for Transmission Upgrades

When your hunt for automotive performance gains turns to upgrading your transmission and shifting performance, it’s important not to overlook the “brains of the transmission” — the valve body. In this […]

How Tos / Tech

Transmission Match: How to Visually Identify an Automatic Transmission

Transmission identification is a common issue among classic car enthusiasts. According to the Summit Racing technical department, it’s one of the most-asked-about topics when customers call for advice. We dedicated an […]

Q&A / Tech

Mailbag: Eliminating Hot Transmission Fluid Venting at High Temps

Q: I have a Turbo 400 transmission with a 4,000-rpm stall converter and a transmission cooler. My trouble starts when the transmission temperature gets to about 210˚ F—the transmission starts […]

Q&A / Tech

Mailbag: Possible Causes and Cures for Hard Shifts

You’ve got questions. We’ve got the answers—the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we’re looking at ways to fix a hard-shifting transmission. J.W. Niagara Falls, NY Q: I have discovered […]

Q&A / Tech

Ask Away with Jeff Smith: Why So Many Gears in Modern Transmissions?

I’ve noticed that Chrysler is using a new eight-speed automatic transmission for rear wheel drive cars and trucks. I don’t understand how this is more efficient than a more typical […]