Answering The Hard Questions With Hurst Driveline Conversions

The days of a two-speed Powerglide being proficient on the streets are long gone. 50 years ago putting down the highway at 55 MPH it was no problem. When the cruising speed of new cars is 65-70 MPH, something has to be done. That something is ditching the outdated transmission for one that's been highly updated. Enter your modern 5 and 6-speed manual Tremec … [Read more...]

Holley LS Fest 2016 – Day One

The 2016 Holley LS Fest is off with a bang! We arrived at the beautiful Beech Bend Raceway bright and early to make sure we didn’t miss a single piece of the action. Right off the bat there was some major news – Holley will have LS Fest West in Las Vegas May 5th, 6th, and 7th! That’s huge news for all of us that aren’t on the Eastern side of the states. You can bet we will be … [Read more...]

Five Gears To Freedom: Installing An Overdrive Transmission

Your motor roars, the tach climbs and speed soars. You reach highway cruising speed in a flash, but the tach is still buried and the car feels like it's going to explode, even though you're only going 70 MPH. Not a good feeling, and one we've all most likely felt over the years. You could rebuild the rearend for some highway friendly gears, but that low end grunt will be gone. … [Read more...]

TMCP Podcast – The Nitty Gritty on Tremec 5 and 6-Speed Swaps

Just a quick note to let you know that this week's podcast show is out and ready to go. The guest was Jim Goodlad from Hurst Driveline Conversions. We discussed their Tremec manual transmission swap kits for all of the popular muscle cars, and I finally got a straight answer on whether you'll REALLY have to cut up your floor to do it (it depends on the car - but we went into … [Read more...]