LS to FE engine conversion

The Ford FE engine has a pretty cool history to it, and during it’s prime, it was setting records. Many of our favorite 60’s era Ford cars and trucks all came equipped with some variant of an FE and it wasn’t long before the racers figured out how to make them even faster. The 427…

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GM TKO500/600 Tilton bearing conversion

When doing some Tremec TKO conversions in older muscle cars and hot rods where the original or an aluminum bellhousing is being used there may be a need for some additional room to clear the taller height of an after market Tilton hydraulic release bearing. To solve this issue Tilton has designed a replacement bearing…

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Why it matters: Torque Converters

There are many hot button issues in hot rod culture that have a clear divide amongst its faithful. Chevy or Ford, LS or Small Block, Carburetor or EFI, Automatic or Manual. Sure there are some of us that don’t have a specific favorite, but for the vast majority, the choices are clear cut and unwavering….

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1964-72 GM A-Body Hydraulic Clutch conversion

The GM A-Body platform is one of the most widely used designs to ever come out of Detroit. Used across Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, and Oldsmobile there were so many built in so many different variations that the availability of parts makes them a very popular choice for a custom build. With various trim levels and…

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C2 & C3 Corvette 5 speed conversions

The C2 & C3 Corvettes have been a very popular platform for Tremec TKO 5-speed conversions. They are fun cars to own and drive, but their lack of overdrive can make them a little loud and uncomfortable at today’s highway and interstate speeds. Within the last couple of years Bowler Performance has introduced a line…

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Ford Transmission options

I’m not even going to begin to try and argue what the best engine of all time is or whether or not it’s wrong to put a GM engine in a Ford bodied vehicle, but one things for certain, Ford engines are still popular! Ever since the debut of the Flathead, Ford has designed some…

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Stage II T56 Magnum

The Tremec T-56 Magnum is by far one of the best manual transmissions available today. With its 700 lbs./ft. torque capacity and ability to shift under brutal RPM levels it is a winner at nearly every level. You will be hard pressed to find another transmission of its size and weight with equal abilities, but…

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3rd Gen Camaro TKO 5 speed swap

As each year passes and another generation of car enthusiasts start to come of age we see more cars come to popularity that were once lost to the fading memories of our childhood. Many of us in the 35-50 year old range have fond memories of the 3rd Gen Camaro built from 1982-1992. What started…

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