Tag: transmission

Manual Only?

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If you’ve been using Corvette Forum for longer than thirty seconds then you know that certain members have VERY strong opinions about some things. For instance: clay bars, originality, tail lights, and transmissions. And it’s that last item that brings us to this post. Our recent speculation about GM’s newly patented DCT spawned quite a frenzy. […] More »

  Comments | By - September 30, 2013

GM Files Patent for 7 Speed, Dual Clutch Transmission

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We knew the C7 Corvette’s A6 automatic transmission was going to be phased out at some point and speculation has been rampant that a new, 8 speed transmission would replace it. After all, GM has been talking about the upcoming 8-speed for a while now. However, it now seems that the Vette’s next automatic might […] More »

  Comments | By - September 23, 2013

1 to 4 Shift Lock-Out Relay

For those of you experiencing difficulty with the 1 to 4 shift lock-out, or for those of you who wish to experience shifting through all your six gears, here is a simple fix: on the passenger side, just in front of the fire wall, and mounted on the fender well, is a relay, that when […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

Aftermarket Tremec T-56 Installation

This article covers the installation of an Aftermarket Tremec T-56 Six-Speed Transmission into my 1975 (Type C-3) Corvette. I bought the transmission from Forte\’s Parts. It differs from the transmission GM uses in its F-body sport cars. This transmission is made to use the original clutch, bell housing and speedometer plug/cable, out of older sports […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

Convert the Air Conditioning Condenser into a Transmission Oil Cooler

After my air condition broke down the third time on my 88 Vette I decided to forget this damned thing and asked myself why not use the condenser as an oil cooler for the automatic transmission? The condenser sits in front of the water cooler. Remove the panel to access the water cooler and the […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

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