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Add A Performance Edge To The C4 Automatic Transmission in your 1965 Ford Mustang

Posted by on Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The C4 is a three speed automatic transmission designed and built by the Ford Motor Company.  It is a relatively light-duty automatic transmission and was usually found primarily behind small block V8 and six cylinder engines. It was deigned to stronger, simpler and lighter than the Ford-O-Matic two speed transmission that it replaced.  It first went into production in 1964 and had a long productive lifespan, finally exiting production at the end of the 1981 year. It was eventually replaced by the C5 in 1982, which was really nothing more than a C4 with a lockup torque converter. Care needs to be taken when replacing a C4 transmission because there were mainly three different versions of the transmission.  The important differences are in the input and hub shafts. Units built between 1964 -1969 used a 24/24 spline; units built in 1970 use a 26/26 spline; and the unit built 1971 and later used a 26/24 spline. There is also a difference in valve bodies that should be noted. The C4 was used widely through out the entire Ford lineup, and could be found in cars like the Mercury Zephyr, the Lincoln Versailles, the Ford Thunderbird, the Ford Bronco (small original version of the Bronco), some F-series pickup trucks and the Ford Falcon. It was also found in the Ford Mustang.

The 1965 Mustang is a vbery popular muscle car

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Getting to the Bottom of Things: Choose The Right Vehicle Lift For Your DIY Automotive Repairs

Posted by on Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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By understanding the different types of vehicle lifts available, you’ll be able to better choose the right one for you.
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Whether you are a DIY mechanic working in your own garage, or a professional working in a commercial shop, it’s very important that you invest in the right vehicle lift for your DIY automotive repairs. This vital piece of equipment is something that you must choose wisely. Otherwise, you are at higher risk of doing a lot of damage to your vehicle as well as to your own body. In the following sections, we’ll help you choose the perfect vehicle lift for your DIY automotive repairs.

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Replace the Shocks on Your 2005 Chevy Silverado and Experience A Word Of Difference

Posted by on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

The Chevrolet Silverado is a very popular pickup truck designed and built by General Motors for its Chevrolet divisions. It has a twin in the GMC Sierra pickup truck; with both being basically the same except for some sheet metal differences. In its class it competes with the F150 pickup truck form Ford, the Dodge Ram pickup truck from Dodge and the Tundra pickup truck from Toyota. The Sierra is the second best-selling pickup truck in North America, coming in behind the best-selling Ford F150. The Sierra can be ordered from a very large number of configurations, including a 2-door regular cab, a 3-door extended cab, a 4-door extended cab and a 4-door crew cab. Three different cab lengths are available, including a short bed, a stand pickup bed and a long pickup bed. It is available in a 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton and 1 ton model. You can chose from two-wheel drive, four wheel drive and dual rear wheels (Dually).  You also have the option of regular steering or what GM calls Quadrasteer, a system where all four wheels turn. Interior options start at very cloth interior up to a richly appointed interior draped in leather.

replace the shock absorbers in you 2005 Chevy Silverado

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How to Change Your Car’s Transmission Fluid Quickly and Cheaply

Posted by on Monday, December 15th, 2014

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Changing out your transmission fluid is actually quite simple once you learn how.
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Transmission fluid is something that needs to be changed periodically to ensure that your vehicle experiences greater longevity and health. Most owners change their transmission fluid (or have it changed out by a mechanic) every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. But as you might already know, hiring a mechanic can be expensive. That’s why we’re going to show you how to take the DIY approach so that you can keep more money in your pocket.

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Need for Speed: Top 5 Fastest Vehicles for Consumers

Posted by on Friday, December 12th, 2014

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It’s possible to own fast vehicles for less than 50K, and we’ll show you them in this article.
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Each year, “The Texas Mile”, a three-day racing event that takes place on an airport runway, attracts hundreds of amateur races from all over the country. The rules are simple: drivers race their vehicles on a 1-mile strip, and whoever makes it to the finish line first is the winner. As you might have already guessed, only those with extremely fast sports vehicles typically ever take home the gold (as evident by the fact that the recent winner was a 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera which reached a top speed of 250 miles per hour).

Unfortunately, a vehicle like that can easily cost more than $250,000. So, where does this leave the rest of us? If regular, everyday drivers want something fast, but can’t afford something as nice as a Lamborghini, what options do they have? To address this issue, we’ve compiled a list of some of the fastest vehicles priced under $50,000. Now you’ll be able to feel the rush of a powerful sports car without spending the hefty investment associated with it.

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The Jeep of the Future: Wrangler To Feature 8-speed ZF Automatic Transmission

Posted by on Thursday, December 11th, 2014

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The new 8-speed ZF automatic transmission will provide the Jeep Wrangler with much better fuel economy.
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 After Cerberus took control of Chrysler, rumors of the ZF automatic transmission being placed in the new Jeep Wrangler really started to swirl. However, it’s safe to say that these are more than just rumors. It’s very likely that consumers are going to see this transmission installed in the 2018 Jeep Wrangler. While it might seem like a long wait, the plan has already been set in motion.

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Continuously Variable Transmission: A Look At What Makes the 2015 Prius Automatic So Spectacular

Posted by on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

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Looking at the 2015 Prius automatic transmission and its features.
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A vehicle is only as good as the transmission that drives it. Maybe this is why the 2015 Toyota Prius is such a spectacular vehicle. It features a continuously variable transmission, otherwise known as a “CVT”. This transmission can effortlessly change through an infinite number of effective gear rations ranging between minimum and maximum values. Sound pretty good? Well, it is! The flexibility associated with CVTs, like the one in the Prius, is what allows the vehicle’s input shaft to regulate a consistent angular velocity.

For instance, when power is preferred over economy at any given moment, the ratio in the CVT will suddenly shift to allow the engine to run at a RPM that produces the highest amount of power possible. Likewise, if economy is preferred over power, the CVT will adjust to increase fuel efficiency. In short, it’s the best of both worlds! Perhaps this is why the 2015 Toyota Prius is considered one of the most sought after consumer vehicles of the year.

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DIY Auto Maintenance: How To Take Apart and Reassemble a Driveshaft

Posted by on Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

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Read this article to learn more about how to install a new driveshaft DIY style.
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Drive shafts are an essential component of any vehicle. In order to ensure that your vehicle runs smoothly for a long time to come, it’s important that you learn how to take apart and reassemble your vehicle’s driveshaft. Not only will this save you money in the long run (since you won’t need to hire a mechanic to do it), but you’ll also increase the overall longevity of your vehicle. So let’s get started!

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Advanced Transmission Care: 3 Tips to Get Past 200,000 Miles

Posted by on Monday, December 8th, 2014

An automatic transmission can last a long time if you treat it well. Image source: Wikimedia Commons

If you want your transmission to last a long time, follow these three tips.
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Have you ever wondered about the things you can do to help your transmission last for the long haul? If so, don’t worry, because you’re not alone. In the following sections, we’re going to provide you with 3 transmission care tips that you can apply right away to help get  past the legendary 200,000-mile mark.

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What You Should Know About Purchasing a New Transmission

Posted by on Friday, December 5th, 2014

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If you want to buy a new automatic transmission, choose wisely.
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For most people, purchasing a new transmission is a completely foreign experience. For this reason, we’re going to be spending the next few sections dissecting exactly what you should know when purchasing a new one. This way, you can save money, as well as be more confident in your purchase.

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