Manual Transmission Synchronizers 101
You can thank synchronizers for the quick, smooth transitions
that you love when shifting your own gears. These unsung heroes in a manual
transmission are critical to shift quality and performance.
We want to give you a better understanding of how they work
and some of the key technical advancements in the synchros we use in TREMEC
transmissions. Read More “Manual Transmission Synchronizers 101”
Anyone can claim to be the best stick shift driver when it
comes to drag racing. Just like anyone can say that their car is the quickest.
But until the win light comes on and the trophy is hoisted, those are just empty
That’s why TREMEC, together with the National
Mustang Racers Association (NMRA), created the TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout seven
years ago. The first of two TREMEC Stick Shift Shootouts in 2019 will take
place at the 25th
Annual Nitto NMRA Spring Break Shootout in Bradenton, Florida,
February 28 – March 3. This is a chance for racers to put up or shut up and
settle who has the quickest manual-transmission equipped car at this event! Read More “2019 TREMEC Stick Shift Shootout Details”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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 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”
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”
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”