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The Simple Lock Up Control Module That Will Work In Any Vehicle

Holly Battle News

The lock up converter was introduced many years ago but due to the extra costs, it never gained popularity until the late 1970’s when the energy crisis demanded a more efficient operation of automatic transmissions. The GM 700-R4 & 200-4R transmissions utilize a lock up converter to help create a more efficient transmission.   It takes stress off the fluid …

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Things You Should Check Before Installing Your New Manual Transmission

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Have you recently bought a new manual transmission or are you thinking about buying one? Before you get started there are some critical points to every new conversion that often get overlooked.  Here at Bowler Performance we see and hear a lot of horror stories of installs gone bad due to lack of information provided, incorrect components received, or just …

Throttle Valve Cable System for GM 700-R4 Transmission

Throttle Valve Cable System For GM 700-R4 & 200-4R Transmissions

Alexis Austin News

If you’ve ever researched the right transmission for your hot rod or custom transplant, you’ve probably heard of the GM 700-R4 and 200-4R transmissions. The GM 700-R4 and 200-4R transmissions are widely used for custom builds. They’re also some of the most misunderstood transmissions of their time, and have some notorious throttle valve cable hurdles. After years of hard work …

All-in-One Harness

Bowler’s All-in-One Harness for Your 6-Speed Transmission

Holly Battle News

Remember the good old days of wiring up your hot rod? You could get a small block engine running with 3 wires hooked up. Then with a handful of other connections your cassette deck was ready to blast your favorite hair band through your hand crank windows. Fast forward to today, there’s touch start ignition, fuel injection, climate control, 5.1 …

Transmission Coolers

Why Your Automatic Transmission Needs a Transmission Cooler

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You’ve probably experienced a time in your life where you’ve been upset about something and someone told you to “keep your cool”. Our lives and our cars run much better when we can keep our tempers and temperatures in check. We all know that our engines need a good radiator to dissipate the extreme heat produced, but are you aware …

Hot Rods Lineup

Transmission Gears, Horsepower, Torque: Is More Always Better?

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There is a subscribed belief in the automotive aftermarket that more is always better. More horsepower, more torque, more tire width, more rim diameter, and more transmission gears all equal a better car right? It is true in many cases, but sometimes it doesn’t actually make sense due to size and technology constraints. That’s what I want to touch on …

Black Friday Sale at Bowler Performance Transmissions

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This is the time of year where we remember all the things that we are thankful for, and while each of us has our own list of things to be thankful for, we want to let you know how thankful we are for your trust, loyalty, and support of us. Without you, Bowler Transmissions wouldn’t be able to continue building …

2017 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational

Bowler Transmissions in Action at The 2017 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational

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If you haven’t completely exhausted yourself after SEMA 2017 comes to a close, there’s still one more opportunity to get your car fix on. Optima Batteries will be celebrating year 10 of their Ultimate Street Car Invitational the Saturday & Sunday after SEMA concludes. This is the final race of the season and the last chance to prove who has …

1966 Chevrolet C10 by James Otto

Grandfather’s 1966 Chevrolet C10 Restored for Pro Touring

Alexis Austin News

Country musician James Otto has restored his grandfather’s 1966 Chevrolet C10 a couple of times. When James first decided to restore the old Chevy in honor of his grandfather, he just wanted to get it back in shape to drive around Nashville. James recalls that the truck was pretty well cared for when he inherited it. After fixing it up …