The rear suspension of a vehicle shouldn’t be a place to cheap out. With 1000 HP, we needed a way to transmit all that power to the pavement. We installed an Autoworks mini tub kit, 9-inch from Strange, suspension from Calvert, Wilwood brakes, and Weld wheels rapped in M/T drag radials into our ’65 Mustang
by Mark Gearhart on October 21, 2011
by Tim Kern on October 19, 2011
The Tremec’s T-56 Magnum has all the improvements. And yes, in some dimensions, it’s bigger. So now, we can have six speeds, and allow our better engines to use more of their improvements doing what they like to do: pushing pavement behind us.
by Don Roy on October 4, 2011
With a built bottom end and a Kenne Bell blower on top, the engine in this smooth Stang soon overpowered its aftermarket clutch. We turned to the experts at Centerforce for their new dual disc DYAD clutch and better results than expected. When you need to pass the power through, this is the clutch to do it with.
by Mark Keiser on August 16, 2011
Does your clutch pedal make your leg tired while sitting in traffic? Have you had trouble with your clutch cable melting, stretching or snapping? Well Mcleod Racing has a solution, with their hydraulic clutch conversion along with their wide range of clutches and accessories. Check out the installation inside.
by Scott Barlick on July 20, 2011
When it comes to transmissions, especially automatics TCI Automotive has more experience building and designing transmissions and parts that last longer than anyone else. TCI has been in the winners circle more times than any other transmission company, so your guaranteed nothing but the best.
by Andrew Wolf on July 20, 2011
Team Z Motorsports’ has released a trick new Outlaw 9-inch rear end housing and also we discuss proper rear end geometry for getting the most out of your ride on the race track with Team Z’s head honcho Dave Zimmerman.
by Andrew Wolf on June 24, 2011
Thanks to the efforts of manufacturers past and present, lockup torque converters are experiencing a resurgence in the world of high horsepower drag racing, and to learn more about the history and inner-workings of these controversial units, we reached out to some of the brightest names in the business.
The race-intended TCI C4 improves upon the reliability and durability that the C4 has long been known for, which is just what we’re looking for to mate with our naturally-aspirated, 427-inch Windsor motor producing nearly 700 horsepower. Join us for an in-depth look at TCI’s take on the C4.
Torque converters are the component that made the modern automatic transmission possible, transferring power from the engine to the rest of the drivetrain without the use of a clutch. Even though we’ve all used them, few of us understand what’s actually going on inside or how they’re built.
Currie has the answer for high-horsepower S197′s in their “crate rearend” program that delivers a true bolt-in 9-inch style rear with a slew of custom options, without the wait for a full custom axle.
We recently hooked up with Mississippi-based TCI Automotive to learn more about balancers and why they see their new Rattler torsional vibration absorber as an option for people building engines for both street and strip applications.
There are guidelines that are supposed to help keep cars running in top condition. The problem is, many of them aren’t based in fact, or they’re just way outdated. Here are five things you can do to save – that add up to over $500 per year. It’s like found money!
With more than 15 years experience designing and building all kinds of high performance clutches right here in the United States, ACT has what it takes to help you find the right clutch for your application, and to make sure you’re getting power to the ground once it’s installed.
The Moser M9 is a bullet proof rear end housing that is a bolt-in replacement for the Ford Mustang platform. You’re already familiar with Project 666, our 1986 Mustang Coupe that is being built for low 10-second quarter mile times with 666 horsepower. Follow along with our full video as we show you everything you need to know about swapping your weaker 8.8 rear end for a bullet proof Moser fabricated 9-inch housing.
Anyone with a tired Fox Body learns to deal with some of the inherent flaws of the time. Time is definitely not on the Fox platform’s side, but luckily there are plenty of aftermarket companies that can help you revitalize your Stang. One of those companies is B&M. A name synonymous for muscle-cars and hot rods, B&M has a rich history of producing some of the most advanced shifters and shifter components around.
by Mark Gearhart on June 14, 2010
Imagine a clutch that seems to magically know how much HP you just added to your ride. Imagine that it could automatically increases the pressure at the pressure plate to harness that explosive HP at high RPM. What would this clutch do for your confidence off the line?
We all know that big power means big money. Making cars go fast isn’t just an issue of adding ‘go power,’ but making sure the car can withstand the beating. The axle always bears the brunt of the abuse, so let’s compare different aftermarket 9-inch bolt-in rear-ends available on today’s market.
The new Ford 3-valve Modular engine has been an unqualified success, but the 5R55S that came with it in automatic-equipped S197 Mustangs has a few shortcomings in terms of hard-core street and strip performance.
by Bobby Kimbrough on June 11, 2010
Today was prep day for a test and tune session at the drag strip tomorrow. Part of getting ready for the track is installing a roll stop so we could do monster, tire-shredding burnouts.
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We started today to prep our Project 666 to begin the engine and tranny swap, by draining the engine and transmission fluids, removing the exhaust, and other components.