The year 2020 will be remembered as one that was so strange that it postponed the two biggest automotive aftermarket trade shows—SEMA and PRI. This leaves all those member companies struggling to find a place to show off their most important products, old and new.
With that in mind, here is RacePagesDigital.com’s version of a virtual trade show. This section will run for the next few months with select companies highlighting the products they want you to see.
TREMEC Transmissions TKX
TREMEC Enhances Line-Up with All-New 5-Speed RWD Manual Transmission Designed Specifically for the Aftermarket
- Designed for multiple applications with little to no floor pan modifications
- Compact, end-loaded design provides the perfect solution for custom builds
- Outstanding shift-ability at high RPMs (up to 7500) to match modern, high-performance engines
- 600 pound-foot (lb.-ft.) of torque capacity
- Single overdrive reduces engine wear and fuel consumption for comfortable roadway driving
TREMEC, the leading manufacturer of manual transmissions and components, announces the release of the new TKX, a 5-speed RWD manual transmission developed solely for the aftermarket. “We listened to our customers, combined their suggestions with our OEM technology and strengthened our aftermarket line up with the addition of the TKX,” says Mike Kidd, aftermarket business unit manager at TREMEC.
For the development of the new transmission, TREMEC engineers took a forward-looking approach to finding the best and most efficient solution. This included universal packaging, excellent shifting performance, and extreme durability.
The end result is superior shift-ability with smooth shifts at high RPMs through the use of multi-cone synchronizers and hybrid synchronizer rings. At the same time, noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) performance is optimized with a gear layout to best control stress levels, while providing structural stiffness with a ribbed, 3-piece aluminum housing. Durability is further optimized with oversized gear widths, gaskets at all flanges and caged needle bearings in all gear positions.
Whether restoring or upgrading a classic muscle car or a 1930s-era roadster coupe, the new TREMEC TKX 5-speed RWD manual transmission delivers a top-quality drivetrain solution. VISIT www.tremec.com or call (248) 859-6500 for more information.
Canton Racing Products Accusump
Over 35 years the simplicity and effectiveness of the Accusump has spread to all areas of motorsports and into all types of applications. Since it was created the Accusump has saved countless engines, spared thousands of bank accounts and allowed racers to continue racing instead of needing costly engine rebuilds in the middle of racing season.
The Accusump oil accumulator was designed to stop loss of oil pressure in racing applications. It started in road racing, as cornering speeds increased and ground clearance decreased, the ability for shallow wet sump oil systems to provide continuous oil pressure was becoming a problem. To solve this oiling problem, an oil accumulator was designed to provide the oil required during the high load periods when the oil pickup became uncovered and pressure was compromised. Eliminating this momentary loss of oil pressure saves engines.
The Accusump’s success on the road racing circuit was soon noticed by drag racers that had their own set of oiling problems because of high acceleration and deceleration rates. The Accusump became the accepted method to provide, once again, more continuous oiling and add longevity to drag race engines. VISIT www.cantonracingproducts.com or call (203) 481-9460 for more information.
SCE Gaskets Vulcan Cut-Ring Hybrid and Composite Gaskets
New SCE Vulcan Cut-Ring head gaskets are designed for use in engines with high static compression forced-induction or Nitrous Oxide where typical composite or MLS head gaskets may be prone to leak combustion pressure and-or coolant. The New Vulcan Cut-Ring head gaskets are a hybrid-design which combines sealing properties of 2 different head gasket material types:
Composite Body – a pliable, perforated metal-core composite gasket body for effective sealing of coolant and oil, without additional sealants.
Stainless Steel Combustion Seal – solid stainless cut-rings ‘bite’ into the cylinder head under clamp load to form a positive barrier against combustion pressure leaks, without additional machining.
• Engine Sealing capability exceeds:
• 16:1 Static Compression Ratio
• 35 Lbs. forced induction
• 250 Shot of Nitrous Oxide
• Unique stainless-steel Cut-Rings ensure excellent
mechanical strength, fixed firmly, in perfect position,
on the cylinder head. No O-ring required!
• No cylinder head or engine block machining required.
• No sealants required! Special polymer coating provides
lubricity between gasket and sealing surfaces.
VISIT www.scegaskets.com or call (800) 427-5380 for more information.
Last Call For COPO Camaro
Limited edition. Mint condition. The distillation of peak performance. There’s only one way to describe it: perfect. Don’t miss your last opportunity to purchase the 2020 COPO Camaro, because when they’re are gone, they’re gone for good. For the first time in history, orders will be on a first-come, first- served basis until 69 2020 COPOs have been sold through a participating dealer. That means no random selection. Become a part of the exclusive COPO family by submitting your custom order for a 2020 COPO Camaro today. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2020.
Now is the time to become a member of an elite club — the COPO Camaro family. This is your chance to own a piece of drag-racing history. With fewer than 650 in existence, the track- use-only COPO Camaro is a work of art handcrafted for you by GM engineers, making it the perfect addition to your collection or racing team.
Stand out in your 2020 COPO Camaro with more color options than ever before: two John Force-inspired options, four base colors, and seven historic paint schemes honoring the original 1969 COPO Camaro. It’s time to be the center of attention.
Contact Chevrolet Performance to purchase yours now at CHEVROLETPERFORMANCE@GM.COM or call the COPO Build Center at (248) 628-5556.
MOREPOWER, WET-SUMP OILING FOR THE RACE-BRED LS7
Chevrolet Performance’s new LS427/570 builds on the track-bred performance of the LS7 engine and enhances it in two important ways: More power and easier installation.
A new, high-lift camshaft developed specifically for this engine helps produce a GM-estimated 570 horsepower and 540 lb-ft of torque — increases of 65 horsepower and 70 lb-ft over the regular-production engine — while the new wet-sump oiling system eliminates the need for the installer to incorporate a separate oil tank, oil lines and other ancillary components to support the production LS7’s dry-sump system.
Compared to the production LS7 crate engine assembly, the LS427/570 features an F-body aluminum oil pan and a specific wet-sump oil pump. Additional engine highlights include the unique camshaft, higher-rate valve springs, Gen 5 Camaro Z/28 exhaust manifolds and a 14-inch Z/28 manual transmission flywheel. Use with the LS427/570 Engine Controller Kit P/N 19420000 (sold separately). Visit Chevrolet.com/Performance-Parts for more information.
Part Number: 19421004
Engine Type: LS-Series Small-Block V-8
Displacement (cu in): 427 (7.0L)
Bore x Stroke (in): 4.125 x 4.000 (101.6 x 92 mm)
Block (P/N 12602689): Cast aluminum block with 6-bolt, cross-bolted main caps
Crankshaft (P/N 12611649): Forged steel
Connecting Rods (P/N 12661677): Forged titanium
Pistons: Hypereutectic aluminum
Camshaft Type (P/N 19419859): Hydraulic roller
Valve Lift (in): .591 intake/.590 exhaust
Camshaft Duration (@.050 in): 227º intake / 242º exhaust
Camshaft Lobe Separation Angle: 116º
Cylinder Heads: CNC-ported LS7-style ports with 70cc combustion chambers
Valve Size (in): 2.200 titanium intake, 1.610 sodium-filled exhaust
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Rocker Arms: Investment-cast, roller bearing trunnion
Rocker Arm Ratio: 1.8:1 (offset intake)
Recommended Fuel: Premium pump
Maximum Recommended RPM: 7,000 rpm