Manual Clutch Set
Automotive Basics

Understanding Clutches

Clutches are a mechanism for transmitting rotation, which can be engaged and disengaged. When we talk about a clutch in everyday life, we mostly referring to a sub-component of a motor vehicle engine’s transmission that [Read More…]
How It Works - Automatic Transmission
Automotive Basics

Understanding Automatic Transmissions

Most vehicles sold in the United States since the 1950’s have had automatic transmissions. The vehicle’s gearbox is able to change the gear ratios automatically as the vehicle moves. This then allows the driver to be [Read More…]
How To Install U-Joints
How To & DIY

How To Remove and Replace U-Joints

Tips and Techniques for Installing U-Joints Welding u-joints is not recommended. Aside from the technical complications of metal stress or risk of boiling the grease, welding your u-joints can be inconvenient. Welding is permanent and [Read More…]
Differential Rear-End Gear Calculator
Technical Info

Differential Gear Ratio Calculator

Enter the maximum potential safe engine RPM. Enter the tire size diameter and the target vehicle speed in MPH. Click “Calculate Differential Gear Ratio”. The value will be returned in estimated differential gear ratio, based [Read More…]
Rear-End Widths of Classic American Cars
Technical Info

Rear-End Widths of Classic American Cars

Chevy / Chevrolet Outside Width Year Model 57.75 1962-1964 Chevy II/Nova 57.75 1965-1967 Chevy II/Nova 58.00 1978-1988 Chevy Malibu, Monte Carlo 59.50 1968-1982 Corvette 60.00 1955-1964 Chevy Car 60.00 1967-1969 Camaro 60.25 1968-1979 Chevy II/Nova [Read More…]
TREMEC Driveline Angle Finder App
Cool Products

TREMEC Driveline Angle Finder App

Take the guesswork out of your chassis setup with the free TREMEC Driveline Angle Finder. By using your smartphone as a measuring device, the app will calculate each u-joint angle and provide an overall driveline [Read More…]
Wheelbase
Technical Info

Wheelbase Measurements for Popular Classic Cars

NEW! Wheelbase Cross Reference Database: Classic, Late Model, Foreign, Domestic Ford 1928 – 1931 ( Model A ) 103.5″ 1932: 106″ 1933-1940: 112″ 1941-1951: 114″ 1952-1953: 115″ 1954-1956: 115.5″, Thunderbird: 102″ 1957-1959: 118″, Thunderbird: 113″ [Read More…]
Transmission
Technical Info

Transmission Gear Ratio Chart

Transmission Gear Ratio Chart ~ Gear Ratios are listed for many popular transmissions… See Also: Transmission Cross Reference Database Transmission 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH 5TH GM Powerglide 1.82 1.00 n/a n/a n/a Borg-Warner T-5 (GM [Read More…]