•   ProTorque has announced its X8 Series race torque converters – the first true innovation since the original 8” torque converter was introduced sixty years ago – for 600-2,000+ horsepower applications. Working in conjunction with David Barton of the famed Ray Barton Racing Engines enterprise on his NHRA Factory Stock Showdown program, ProTorque’s forward-thinking founder, Joe Rivera, developed a performance-oriented 8” torque converter. Using the same technology that ProTorque pioneered 15+ years ago with its Revolution Series torque converters in the Pro Modified and Outlaw Drag Radial markets, and the “Born From Top Fuel Technology” manufacturing capabilities of ProTorque’s parent company, Boninfante Friction, Rivera and Barton collaborated on a project that produced huge results.
  •   American Powertrain has introduced the new HYDRAMAX true bolt-in, under-dash Hydraulic Clutch System designed for 1979-1993 Fox body Mustangs that completely eliminates the need for a cable actuated clutch pedal. The new system features an integrated under-dash hydraulic master cylinder and a bolt-in clutch pedal. The included clutch pedal allows for an easy conversion of a cable clutch equipped car to hydraulic, or an automatic car to manual. The kit is easy to use and requires no complicated adjustments — everything can be bolted-in, then simply bleed the slave cylinder.
  • It’s pretty much a given fact that an engine without oil pressure won’t survive very long. Oh, there are some small engines which rely on what is termed as splash oiling where the spinning crankshaft and connecting rods fling the oil around to keep the combination well lubricated. However, that doesn’t work well when it comes to a high rpm race engine and hence the reason for an oil pump pumping oil either from an externally mounted dry sump tank or oil stored in an oil pan; a wet sump system.