American Powertrain adds 1988-98 Chevy/GMC C1500 (OBS) truck 5 and 6-speed Kits

March, 2019 (Cookeville, TN) The truck that started the Sport Truck movement is back again and hotter than ever! American Powertrain now fills in the gap of high performance manual transmission options for the C1500 series with their new 1988-98 Chevy/GMC (OBS) truck 5 and 6-speed Kits.

 

As with all American Powertrain kits, these systems feature the TREMEC TKO 5-speed and Magnum 6-speed coupled with all the parts needed to successfully install these transmissions with an excellent shift position for both bench and bucket seat projects.  No modifications are required to the tunnel for 5 or 6-speed.

 

Both kits allow use of the stock cross member with only a few holes to drill in the frame making the install a breeze. Using the stock cross member and moving it down the frame also helps with LS engine swaps as well. To make it even easier, this kit can use the stock clutch master kit and pedal with adapter line to use our Hydramax Hydraulic clutch sleeve. A Wilwood bolt in master cylinder upgrade is also available. The kit also includes electronic speedometer solution, VSS set-up for EFI, pilot bearing, Weatherseal reverse light wiring, complete seamless DOM driveshaft, shift knob, hardware and instructions.   If you are starting with an automatic or an empty chassis American Powertrain can provide all the parts you need for a diff to block installation.

 

A Pro-Touring series upgrade is available on all kits with a balanced aluminum driveshaft and their billet White Lightning shifter for maximum performance.  All transmissions are available with their Xtreme upgrade to handle up to 1100ft-lbs. of torque and high rpm shifting.

 

All ProFit kits are covered by AP’s 2-year warranty and their exclusive Extended Hours customer first tech support.  Complete kits start at around $3495 and are available now. Call us at 931-646-4836.

 

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TREMEC® Transmissions Names American Powertrain™ 2018 Elite Performer at 2018 SEMA Show

Cookeville, TN, (November 19, 2018)American Powertrain™, an industry leader in TREMEC® transmission conversion kits for GM, Ford, Mopar and AMC, has now been named the 2018 Elite Performer by TREMEC Transmissions.  The Elite Performer Award is given to the authorized TREMEC dealer that has the number one sales volume of TREMEC brand performance products for the year. The award was presented to American Powertrain’s owner Robert Hall, at the 2018 SEMA Show by Nate Tovey Enthusiast Marketing Director for TREMEC.

American Powertrain formed in 2006, is an Elite Distributor of TREMEC aftermarket transmissions. The company has long been one of TREMEC’s top performing dealers in the world by becoming a one-stop shop for model specific overdrive transmission installation systems for classic muscle cars, trucks and hot rods.  American Powertrain’s ProFit™ transmission installation systems are recognized for their superior fit and performance. With company’s primary goal of making it easy to convert your classic car over to a modern overdrive transmission. Recognized by the company’s tag—Save The Stick, American Powertrain has grown sales by providing exceptional tech service support, top quality products and all the necessary components to install a modern, problem-free overdrive system.

TREMEC, established in 1964, began as an OE manufacturer of passenger vehicle transmissions for Ford, GM and Chrysler. The company established their performance aftermarket transmission line in the late 1990s that today includes T-5, 5-speed rear wheel drive transmissions, TKO 5-speed rear wheel drive transmissions, Magnum and Magnum XL 6-speed rear-wheel drive transmissions to retrofit early model vehicles with a late model overdrive manual transmission system. TREMEC’s aftermarket transmissions feature multiple shifter locations, a variety of gear ratio options, dual speedometer pick-ups and are available with either single or double overdrive.

 

Matt Graves, American Powertrain’s Marketing Manager, says, “This is an incredible honor to be given the Elite Performer Award. That’s quite an achievement and it speaks volumes about our staff that works tirelessly to help our customers get the right parts that achieves their goals. If you are thinking about converting to a more modern overdrive, it’s best to start with a call to American Powertrain.”

For more information about American Powertrain TREMEC transmission overdrive kits for Ford, GM or Mopar, visit americanpowertrain.com. To speak with one of American Powertrain’s highly qualified technicians, call 931-646-4836.

 

 

Squarebody Syndicate Indy Hauler Premiers at 2018 SEMA show

American Powertrain was very proud to sponsor  Joe Yezzi’s Squarebody Syndicate group Syndicate Series 02, a tribute to the “Indy Haulers” from the 1975 Indianapolis 500. Twenty-seven of those trucks patrolled Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Very limited edition truck. Only one is still on the road today.

This truck built-from-the-ground-up ’76 model, blew everyone away when unveiled Oct. 30 at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, taking the GM Design Award and wining one of Top Five Chevy vehicles at the entire show.

Motivated by a supercharged GM Performance LS3 crate motor by Pro-Dyno with 70s look and feel with all the latest technology. White powder coated headers, classic looking “Moroso” style valve covers and more. This thing screams retro but is packed with lots of technology. Featuring our TREMEC 6-speed Magnum and Hydramax hydraulic clutch for Squarebody’s. Helps get this truck rolling down the road with great performance and fuel mileage. 20″ Vector style turbine wheels just nail the look. Tons of great sponsors such as Holley, GM Performance, Baer brakes and the Roadster Shop to name just a few. One of our favorite parts? The “Wink” rear view mirror…Very 90’s cruising style…