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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Rebuilt vs. Remanufactured

The light duty GM 4-speed automatic with overdrive has been one of the most popular transmissions of all time. What started out as the infamous 700-R4 and has now evolved into the 4L75-E transmission. These transmissions offer great performance in a small package that fits really well in many hot rod applications. The other advantage…

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1970 Nova “Revamp” by Bent Metal Customs

Photography by The Photo Guy SPECS Builder: Bent Metal Customs Transmission: Bowler 4L85E Paint: BASF Fuel Tank: Rick’s Tanks Engine: Mast Motorsports LS2 Horsepower: 820 Radiator: Ron Davis Brakes: Baer Wheels: Forgeline ZX3P Bowler Performance Transmissions Products Featured On This Vehicle Bowler Performance 4L85E – 1,000 lb/ft rated transmission package…

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1967 Belvedere Northern Bel

Photography by Robert McGaffin SPECS Builder: Rad Rides By Troy Transmission: Bowler 4L85E Rear End: 3.54:1 Fluids: Royal Purple Engine: Keith Black 526 Hem Horsepower: 1100 hp Torque: 1000 lb-ft Induction: Twin Turbo Brakes: Wilwood 1967 Belvedere built by Rad Rides By Troy 4900lbs 1100 + HP Keith Black 526 Hemi with customer fuel injection and…

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1966 Chevrolet C-10 “Unruly” by Lakeside Rods & Roger Burman

Photography by Not Stock Photography SPECS Builder: Roger Burman & Lakeside Rods Transmission: Bowler 4L80E Engine: Turn Key Engines 427ci LS7 Horsepower: 720 hp Torque: 640 lb-ft Chassis: Roadster Shop Suspension: Cantilever Brakes: Wilwood 14-inch brakes with SST brake lines Wheels: 19×8.5 Schott billets with 5.25-inch backspacing Tires: 245/40ZR19 Michelin Bodywork: Lakeside Rods & Rides Paint:…

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1972 AMC Javelin AMX “Defiant!” by Ringbrothers

Photography by Not Stock Photography SPECS Builder: Ringbrothers Transmission: Bowler 4L80E Automatic Rear End: Chevrolet 12-bolt Fluids: Prestone Engine: Wegner Motorsports Inc. 6.2 Liter Hemi Hellcat Mopar Crate Motor Induction: Whipple 4.5 Liter Supercharger Radiator: Stock Hellcat Radiator and Fan Assembly Exhaust: Flowmaster 44 Stainless Steel Chassis: Detroit Speed Hydro Formed Front Sub for a Camaro…

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1969 Dodge Charger “Defector” by Ringbrothers

Photography by Ringbrothers SPECS Builder: Ringbrothers Transmission: Bowler 4L80E 4-speed Automatic Rear End: John’s Industries 9” 355 gears Fluids: Prestone Engine: Wegner Motorsports 6.4L Hemi Radiator: Stock OE Exhaust: Flowmaster Brakes: Baer Wheels: Custom HRE Tires: Michelin Paint: BASF Glasurit in Greener on the Other Side Interior: Upholstery Unlimited Sound System: Alpine “Defector” the 1969…

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1936 Pontiac “Pindian” by Legens Hot Rod Shop

Photography by GoodGuys SPECS Builder: Legens Hot Rods Transmission: Bowler 4L80E Rear End: Winters Quick Change Engine: Chevrolet Corvette LT4 Horsepower: 650 hp Chassis: Roadster Shop Suspension: Kugel Komponents Wheels: Evod Industries Seats: Glide Carpet: Relicate This beautiful 1936 Pontiac, named the “Pindian” and built by Legens Hot Rods, has already collected awards and acclaim….

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1971 Chevrolet Camaro by ZRODZ Customs

SPECS Builder: ZRODZ Transmission: Bowler 4L80E Engine: 502 BBC Chassis: Art Morrison Ent. ZRODZ debuted this gorgeous 1971 Camaro at the 2018 SEMA show.  This Gen 2 Camaro is sporting a new Art Morrison front clip utilizing ZR1 front hubs and 14 inch coil overs to house the 502 big block backed up with a…

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