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.
As power numbers for our 2011 Mustang GT Project Wild E Coyote continue to climb, we fortify the drivetrain further with a new Moser M9 housing and nine inch center section. We show you what you need to know about installing a 9-inch rearend into an S197 Mustang.
Join us a detailed look at Dynotech’s range of steel, aluminum, carbon fiber, and even carbon fiber-wrapped aluminum driveshafts with their own Steve Raymond, discussing everything from how a carbon fiber driveshaft is made to how you can go best go about selecting the right driveshaft for your needs.
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.
Some performance companies come out with one big new product each year. Neal Chance Racing Converters has come out with three new products that are revolutionizing racing with an automatic transmission. Join us for an in-depth look at these three incredible new units.
We get our project Biting the Bullitt one step closer to the street and strip by finishing up the installation of our TCI Super Streetfighter 4L80E transmission, including wiring and programming the EZ-TCU, as well as adding a cooler, pan and fluid.
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…
There comes a time in the life of all manual transmission Mustangs that are modified where the factory clutch becomes a serious weak link. With over 600 hp to the tires of Cunningham Motorsport’s turbo 2012 GT, it was time for a replacement. We turned to SPEC and their Super Twin clutch for this install.
We sit down with three of the biggest names in high-performance transmissions to learn all we can about the GM TH350, TH400, and 700R4 gearboxes. Follow along as we discuss the weak points, diagnosing and troubleshooting, and how to prevent transmission failure with representatives from TCI, ATI, and Gearstar.
Moser Engineering and their popular new Muscle Pak line of complete, assembled rear end housings that take the hard work out of building a housing so that you can spend more time enjoying your ride and less time under it, and today, we’re taking a look at the options and the assembly of one of these housings.
What makes Centerforce clutches more advanced than most is technology – the weighted clutch system, low-friction ball bearing pressure plate pivots where possible on some clutches, and new forms of friction power transmit unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Join us as we review the offerings from Centerforce.
Far too often overlooked in the building of a street/strip project are the axles. While stock axles are not necessarily all bad, there are some things to consider when putting together a strip-ready rear end. We team up with Moser and Strange to bring you the 411 on street/strip axles.
The fifth and final episode in our Centerforce University series takes you to the outer limits of clutch performance with a look at what’s involved in building a race clutch that won’t act like a one-leg Stair Master…
Welcome back to class, and the 4th episode of Centerforce University. In this installment, Professor Baty will guide you through the key elements of choosing the right clutch for your street driven ride – helping you to find the right balance of torque capacity and streetability.
An aftermarket flywheel can improve performance and safety, but picking the right part is more involved than just asking for the lightest, trickest piece of hardware available for your car. Follow along as we get schooled in the science of flywheels with Centerforce…
Take a look at what it takes to do some basic maintenance and part replacements for a 40+ year old classic, turning it into a project car you can drive back and forth to the shop. These basic steps will keep your project car running strong and durable until you’re ready to swap the powertrain.
In this, the second installment of Centerforce University, we will go over how to properly break in a new clutch once you have it installed. We will also discuss some of the ugly consequences of failing to properly break in your clutch. So step inside, because class is back in session…
Welcome to Centerforce University, where we will bring you all the clutch knowledge your gear-filled head can hold. In this, the first of five installments of Centerforce University, the experts at Centerforce give us a quick rundown of the basics of exactly how a clutch operates.
You know it as well as I do—a stick transmission is the only way to go in a Mustang. Especially in the Fox-body 5.0 days, opting for an automatic just killed performance. From the junk yard to the race shop, we help you pick what to buy for your late-model manual Mustang with help from Tremec.
Our 1,000 horsepower, Paxton supercharged 427ci ’65 Mustang project is really beginning to take shape. With the front and rear suspension installed, we move on to fitting the engine and transmission, along with a few other pieces as we get close to starting it for the first time.