TREMEC Customer Spotlight – Chevrolet Performance’s 1973 Malibu

These are strange and bold times. Crate engines with 750-or-more horsepower are available for anyone to buy. Gas prices have stabilized to a tolerable level. Nearly any car can have a modern manual transmission. And people are actually building Laguna body-style Chevrolets into cool cars. Chevrolet Performance debuted a 1973 Malibu at the 2018 SEMA Show showcasing its new LT5 crate engine and providing an example of just how cool this body style can be.

Yes, you read that right, the word “cool” in the same sentence as “Laguna body-style Chevrolets.” Read More “TREMEC Customer Spotlight – Chevrolet Performance’s 1973 Malibu”

Clutch Vibrations: Identify, Cause and Solve

This article is to help customers identify the cause of various driveline vibrations and guide them to finding solutions. This month, we are looking at the clutch system and the various possible causes of vibration, how to identify the source and how to remedy it.

Upgrading the transmission in a vehicle often includes changing other related components. The driveshaft angle may change (see our tech article on driveshaft vibration by clicking here). And you will most likely replace the clutch assembly, which is the most important link between the engine and the trans itself. Read More “Clutch Vibrations: Identify, Cause and Solve”

New Cars Available with a Manual Transmission

There may be no greater example of an oxymoron-ish state of the union than that of the manual transmission: endangered but beloved. For every automaker that discontinues the manual transmission, another adds it.

We’ve put together a list of models sold in the U.S. for 2018 and 2019 that are available with manual transmission. Read More “New Cars Available with a Manual Transmission”

TREMEC Equipped Cars of SEMA 2018

While the SEMA Show primarily serves as an automotive aftermarket industry trade event, it has become one of the world’s biggest and most diverse custom car shows. Builders large and small spend months, and even years designing and building vehicles that showcase the products of companies exhibiting at the show – as well as the builder’s craftsmanship and skill.

A common thread with the most noteworthy and attention getting is the transmission used. While you’ll see a variety of automatic slush boxes in some builds, for builds where a manual transmission is used, most of the time there will be a TREMEC 5- or 6-speed under the vehicle’s transmission tunnel. Read More “TREMEC Equipped Cars of SEMA 2018”

TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winner is a Coyote in Sheep’s Clothing

Jeff McCool rolled into the Beech Bend Raceway Park for the 2018 Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford Finals with one thing in mind—win the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout with his 5.0L Coyote-powered 1981 Mustang Coupe.

A year earlier, Jeff was a 2017 Stick Shift Shootout finalist, but he fell short and went home with the runner-up prize. With the format changed for 2018, power, consistency and quick reactions would equalize the field. Jeff was poised to compete, and his TREMEC-equipped Ford Mustang was ready to do its part. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Winner is a Coyote in Sheep’s Clothing”

TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout – Bowling Green 2018

TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout gear jammers were thrust into center ring at the Nitto Tire NMRA All-Ford World Finals September 27-30, 2018, at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This was the second TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout of 2018.

The shootout is open to any NMRA True Street participant using a street-type manual transmission. From new to old, any stick-shift equipped Ford vehicle can be entered and will have the special opportunity to qualify. The TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout is made up of the quickest eight racers rowing a manual transmission. Read More “TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout – Bowling Green 2018”

A Brief History of TREMEC

Geared for the future: Building on 55 years of transmission expertise!

Did you know that TREMEC has been designing and manufacturing iconic transmissions for cars, trucks and vocational vehicles for nearly 55 years?

TREMEC was founded on April 12, 1964. The genesis was to manufacture transmissions in Mexico for Ford, GM and Chrysler. At that time, the Mexican government enacted a protectionist policy that mandated all vehicles assembled in Mexico have engines and transmissions 100-percent manufactured in Mexico. Read More “A Brief History of TREMEC”

How to Store Your Car for the Winter and Beyond

Restoring a hot rod or muscle car can take significant effort, time and money. Long-term storage is a frequent part of owning a classic vehicle – whether you’re waiting for parts, preparing for the winter, or taking a long trip away from home. In this article, we provide 10 tips on how to store your car for winter, and beyond!

Storing a car may seem as simple as parking it in the garage and throwing a tarp over it. But that’s no way to protect your investment! Read More “How to Store Your Car for the Winter and Beyond”

Join the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout at the 2018 NMRA All Ford World Finals

The 2018 Nitto NMRA All Ford World Finals is an awesome spectacle of Ford Mustang drag racing. The action will get intense, as racers face off at Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, September 27-30. Part of the spectacle of speed will be the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout, which pits the eight quickest manual-transmission–equipped cars from the QA1 True Street Class in a heads-up shootout! Read More “Join the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout at the 2018 NMRA All Ford World Finals”

TREMEC Distributor Spotlight – Bowler Transmissions

Bowler Performance Transmissions is the oldest of the TREMEC Elite Distributors. It was founded in 1963 as a family-owned transmission shop. As the performance industry evolved – and the business was passed on from founder Cline Bowler to his son and its current leader Mark Bowler –it expanded and became one of today’s leading transmission swap and conversion companies for TREMEC 5-speed and 6-speed transmissions. Under Mark’s guidance, the company expanded to doing custom-tailor transmission conversion kits for use on just about any vehicle. Read More “TREMEC Distributor Spotlight – Bowler Transmissions”