Now offers American Powertrain 5 and 6 speed transmission conversion kits for Chevrolet A Body Vehicles
American Powertrain, the world’s largest TREMEC dealer and manufacturer of muscle car transmission systems and related components, is pleased to announce that the company’s products are now available at Original Parts Group Inc. (OPGI). OPGI is the industry’s leading supplier and manufacturer of restoration and high performance parts for classic GM vehicles offering over 75,000 classic GM restoration and performance parts and accessories including transmission replacement parts.
Tony Giroux, OPGI New Products/High Performance Product Manager, says, “We are widely known for our comprehensive selection of GM restoration parts. In actuality, OPGI now offers many high-performance replacement products; though until now, never a transmission conversion kit. We have long noticed that 5-speed and 6-speed swaps are growing in popularity, especially for Chevelle, so the timing was right to investigate a conversion kit supplier that had the quality and depth of product we are looking for all our A and G Body vehicles. I’ve long been familiar with American Powertrain and this company fits our standards in product quality, ease of instruction and customer service.”
OPGI is now offering both 5 and 6-speed conversion kits for popular classics including the GTO, LeMans, Chevelle, El Camino, Cutlass, 4-4-2, Skylark, Monte Carlo, Regal and GS.
Currently, the 5 speed ProFit TKO transmission conversion kits for the GTO are featured in the company’s GTO free print catalog as well as being available online. Additional American Powertrain product offerings include the Hydramax T56 and Muncie/TKO hydraulic clutch kits and GM Bellhousing spacer.
Matt Graves, American Powertrain’s Marketing Manager, says, “OPGI is highly respected as the authority for restoration GM parts and is swiftly gearing up their high-performance product line. We are very excited to add OPGI to our growing dealer network and look forward to growing our sales with them.”
Giroux adds, “American Powertrain is now in the GTO catalog because our largest catalog, the Chevrolet Chevelle, was already out to the public. This has been an excellent decision based on the feedback we have received to date from our customers.”
All OPGI catalogs are completely free and available by mail, phone (1-800-243-8355) or through the OPGI website at OPGI.com.
For more information visit www.americanpowertrain.com. To speak with one of American Powertrain’s highly qualified technicians, call 931-646-4836. For weekend and holiday calls, a call back service is available at 423-773-9789.
System includes TREMEC® MAGNUM transmission
American Powertrain, the world’s largest TREMEC dealer, is now introducing the next generation Pro-Fit 6-speed system for 1968-82 C3 Corvettes. The system looks like the original 4-speed transmission with the correct shifter position in the factory console.
Designed as a complete kit, it features an American Powertrain customized TREMEC® MAGNUM 6-speed transmission that will shift smooth as silk, a new crossmember, driveshaft, trans mount, offset shifter mechanism, calibrated speedo drive, speedo cable, reverse light harness, 6-speed shift pattern plate, and mounting hardware. The transmission holds 700 lb./ft. and will shift at 7,000 RPM!
American Powertrain’s DOM steel driveshaft, built with an exclusive billet face flange yoke, will make driveshaft installation a five-minute job, even in the narrow tunnel of a classic Vette. Options are available to upgrade to an aluminum, chromoly or carbon fiber driveshaft.
The price for the 6-speed Pro-Fit Kit for C3 Corvettes starts at $4,395, transmission included. Bellhousing is sold separately. All Pro-Fit kits are covered by American Powertrain’s two-year warranty and includes free extended hours tech support.
For more information visit www.americanpowertrain.com. To speak with one of American Powertrain’s highly qualified technicians, call 931-646-4836. During weekends and holidays, call 423-773-9789.
Getting frustrated when installing your TKO or MAGNUM Pro-Fit kit for 60-72 C10, and unable to find a factory hump? They are nearly impossible to find and depending on how you are building your truck, transmission clearance can also be an issue with the factory steel humps. American Powertrain announces their new Tunnel Hump as the final missing piece. The fiberglass Tunnel Hump offers more room for fitment and is a cleaner install option than factory steel humps because the factory hole (that normally has to be blocked) was not incorporated into the American Powertrain design. With this piece, there will only be a hole where you place it for your shifter to fit through. Made in the USA, 100% gel coated fiberglass. Simply install with screws or bonding adhesive.
Because the Ford F-100 has followed other classic trucks with a huge surge in popularity as a muscle rod or pro-touring build, American Powertrain has introduced a turn-key ProFit transmission systems for 1967-79 F-100 pick-ups.
The kit features the rock solid TREMEC TKO 5-speed with one of our Revolution shifters that allows adjustment for bench or bucket seat shift positions. The kit comes complete with an X-Factor lightweight aluminum crossmember and poly mount, speedometer solution, DOM steel driveshaft assembly, reverse light wiring, engine specific pilot bearing and a 5-speed shift knob.
As with all of American Powertrain’s ProFit transmission installation systems, each component has been developed specifically for classic F-100 pickups and is covered by a comprehensive warranty and our Customer First tech support. Systems are in stock and retail starting at $3395, including the transmission.