1971 Camaro Small Block - Swingin' Iron

We Drop Our 427-Inch Small-Block Into Our Second-Gen Camaro And Get One Step Closer To Hitting The Road

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Going Level 3
Our 427 puts out quite a bit of torque, so we wanted to make sure we had a transmission that was up to the task. We talked to Zach Farah of Gearstar Performance Transmission in Akron, Ohio, and he steered us towards their Level Three TH350 transmission. They also take pride in their assembly procedure. “At Gearstar, our transmissions are built and dyno-tested by the same master builder from start to finish. The trans and converter are tested as a package equivalent of 100 street-driven miles before it leaves the shop.” remarked Zach. The level three trans is conservatively rated at over 500 hp and features ALTO Redline racing frictions, hardened Kolene steels, high load intermediate sprag, and a TransGo competition reprogramming shift kit. In short, this is the good stuff. Here are a few shots they snapped of our transmission going together.

How’s this for a before and after shot? The engine bay looks great and is a far cry from the mess we started out with. Twist Machine’s Billet Core Support Bars add some nice flair. If you want to see, and more importantly hear, a video of Project Orange Krate firing up for the first time, then go to You Tube and do a search for “Orange Krate Camaro”. It’s almost a shame to install mufflers.

Sources

American Autowire
Bellmawr, NJ 08031
856-933-0801
www.americanautowire.com
Automotive Racing Products
Ventura , CA 93003
800-826-3045
www.arp-bolts.com
Be Cool
Essexville, MI 48732
800-691-2667
www.becool.com
Don Lee Auto
Cucamonga, 91730
909-989-1573
www.donleeauto.com
Gearstar Performance Transmissions
Akron, 44308
330-434-5216
www.gearstar.net
G&J Aircraft
Ontario, CA 91761
9099866543
www.gandjaircraft.net
Performance Stainless Steel, Inc.
Scotts Valley, 95067
831-335-7901
www.performancesst.com

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