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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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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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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Which 6 speed is the best for my project?

Clarifying the big differences between the original T-56, the TR-6060, and T-56 Magnum The T-56 6-speed transmission has been highly sought after for transplanting in hot rods and muscle cars ever since Dodge released the Borg Warner variation in the 1992 Viper. Since that time the T-56 has undergone several design changes and multiple application…

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ATF in my manual transmission?

Transmissions and the fluids they use have come a long way over the last 50 years. One of the most misunderstood uses of fluid today is ATF in a manual gearbox. There are a lot of old school hot rodders that can’t wrap their head around why you would use an automatic transmission fluid in…

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New Tremec TKO Mid shift options

If you’ve been following along with us for any amount of time you’ve probably noticed that we’re not content with just leaving things as they are, and such is the case with the shifter mechanisms on the Tremec transmissions. Tremec supplies a great shifter that gets the job done, but in some cases you may…

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1973-87 C10 clutch pedal conversion

As long as there are pick up trucks on the road, there will be people turning them into hot rods. I can remember back in the 90’s when the “sport truck” scene was getting off the ground and you were seeing a new kind of enthusiast emerge. During that time, a sport truck was more…

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