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What Do Customers Love About BTE?

Depending on who you ask, the better question might be: what’s not to love about BTE Racing? Here at BTE, we make sure our customers go out on the drag strip well-equipped and ready to perform at their highest potential. Here are a few things that our customers and fans have come to expect from us.    We Race and We Know Things Our knowledgeable staff is here to provide answers to all of your technical questions. If you find yourself wondering how our staff knows so much,... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Thursday, August 29, 2019

BTE's Brandon Visits Sweden In Collaboration with StigO Transmissions

For the second year, I had the special privilege of representing BTE while visiting Sweden's Tierp Arena. From June 15-18, the best drag racing cars and teams of Europe assembled for a great weekend of racing. During my visit in 2016, I was extremely impressed by the quality and variety of car builds in competition, and 2017 was no different. The biggest change from year to year was the quickly growing group of cars with BTE products!   The growth of our presence in Sweden is... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Thursday, June 29, 2017

Car of the Week: Jake Howard's 1976 Pontiac Trans Am

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today, we're featuring Jake Howard from Lavon, Texas, and his 1976 Pontiac Trans Am.   How did you get into drag racing? I got into racing at the young age of seven. My dad always enjoyed hot rods and he came across the junior dragsters back in the dial-up internet days. At this point, my dad had a 1970 GTO that was street driven, and... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Monday, June 12, 2017

Top 3 Reasons You Should Switch To A Billet Aluminum Valve Body

BTE now offers a billet aluminum valve body . This product update came after years of racer feedback and changes in manufacturing technology. In other words, we've been listening to your concerns, and hope to answer them with this new valve body!   This new valve body is a big departure from previous versions made more than 35 years ago, which were modified OEM castings (primarily made from cast iron). Here's why we think billet aluminum valve bodies are a... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Thursday, June 8, 2017

Car of the Week: Jeremy and Wayne Beavin's 1955 Chevy Bel Air

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today, we're featuring Jeremy and Wayne Beavin from Charlestown, Indiana, and their 1955 Chevy Bel Air.   How did you get into drag racing?  Family tradition   When and where was your first race?  Ohio Valley Dragway 1998   What model/year do you race now?  1955 Chevy Bel Air   Does your car have... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Car of the Week: William Smith’s 1972 Chevy Nova

Welcome to the BTE Racing Car of the Week series, where we feature our customers and fans, and the cars (and trucks) they love to race. Today, we're featuring William Smith of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky and his 1972 Chevy Nova.    How did you get into drag racing? ​My father got me into racing.   When and where was your first race? It was the late ‘70s, at the Mt Park Dragway in Clay City.       What model/year do you race now? I drive a... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Why is your car moving forward or rolling when applying the transbrake in your powerglide?

A common problem for powerglide racing transmissions equipped with transbrake valve bodies is any kind of movement when the transbrake is activated and the car is staged.  This happening during a race can often result in an instant red light and loss. Normal transbrake operation: You activate the transbrake solenoid in low gear when staging.  The solenoid pushes the brake valve to a position in the valve body that redirects fluid. Fluid rushes within the... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Monday, February 6, 2017

What Types Of Yokes Work Best With A Roller Bearing?

From our Frequently Asked Questions vault: " What types of yokes will work well with a roller bearing? " Roller bearings are extremely durable and reduce friction . When used inside of a transmission case support and/or an output shaft yoke housing, the entire driveline rides on "rollers." In some conditions, it can be turned entirely with two fingers. But the real concern is what type of yoke to use in conjunction with a roller bearing. Here's why it matters. ... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Monday, December 22, 2014

BTERacing.com just received a face lift!

Our home page www.bteracing.com just received a small face lift.  We've taken feedback from you all and made the site easier to navigate.  We've also added a featured product feed in the right section of the site.  Check here for special pricing that can't be found anywhere else. Also, if you haven't already signed up for our powerglide quick reference guide, please see this link .  The easy to print and share .pdf includes the critical specs needed for a... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Friday, August 30, 2013

Norwalk Super Comp Triumph Vaults Bogacki to the Top of NHRA Lucas Oil Standings

      Norwalk, OH: Sportsman racing veteran Luke Bogacki earned his 6th NHRA national event triumph and first at Summit Raceway Park when he drove his Motor City Hot Rod & Racing Expo backed American Race Cars dragster to the Super Comp victory at the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals.  With the victory, Bogacki moved into a commanding lead in the NHRA Lucas Oil Super Comp national points chase; he currently leads defending... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Friday, July 12, 2013

BTE Transmission housing for Powerglide Transmissions now on sale

For the month of July, BTE is offering its popular powerglide SFI approved housing for a special price of $808 with free shipping.  This offer is available online at http://www.bteracing.com/BTE-NEW-Powerglide-Case.html as well as by calling us at 1-800-626-1828.  This housing is fully SFI approved.  No transmission blankets or shields are required for competition.  A special IKO roller bearing is installed in the rear of the case to reduce output shaft... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Monday, July 8, 2013

The new BTE / Memphis Performance catalog is on the way!

The new BTE / Memphis Performance catalog is on its way to the presses and then to your mailbox. If you don't receive yours in the mail, call us and we will send you a copy of your own. (We will also post .pdfs online, too!) Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Saturday, June 22, 2013

BTE's Aftermarket Powerglide Case Repair Service

BTE's Aftermarket Powerglide Case Repair Service A broken output shaft or drive shaft can be devastating for the entire driveline. Often the transmission housing or case will be damaged severely. This is especially costly if you are using an aftermarket case. ($800+!) But fear no longer, as BTE now has the ability to repair most cases that have experienced this type of failure. Send us your housing for inspection, and if it is salvageable, we can install an insert into the rear of the... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Friday, June 10, 2011

High Volume / Flow Powerglide Filter Kit

High Volume / Flow Powerglide Filter Kit BTE 248800 / BTE 248850 If you've improved your transmissions fluid capacity with one of our deep pans, another easy to install upgrade is our Super Filter kit for the powerglide transmission. In a racing transmission, we want to feed the transmission all of the fluid it needs; if it ever starves for fluid, then the transmission will not perform at its peak level or even fail in an epic fashion. This kit is an easy way to open up even more fluid... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Thursday, June 2, 2011

BTE Transmission Pressure Gauge

BTE940700 BTE Transmission Pressure Gauge Having information real time information about engine RPM, oil pressure, or fuel pressure are very important. Equally important, but often overlooked, is information on the pressure level of your automatic transmission fluid. Each transmission has an optimal pressure range for each gear, and BTE's Transmission Pressure Gauge is a great way to have this information available at all times when in the driver's seat. Low or dropping fluid pressure... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Wednesday, May 25, 2011

BTE Locking Dipsticks

Locking Dipsticks BTE 223850 /223860/ 223950 /223960 A key safety improvement in a racing powerglide is the addition of a locking dipstick. A locking dipstick prevents fluid from venting or blowing out of the filler tube and keeps it off the the track. These rigid tubes mount closely to the transmission case to clear any shields or tight transmission tunnels. The base of the filler tube also includes a rubber boot for a snug and secure fit with the transmission case. A locking dipstick... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2011 BTE / Memphis Performance catalog is finished!

The 2011 BTE / Memphis Performance catalog is finished.  Check your mailbox in the next days for your copy.  The new catalog includes new powerglide parts, new torque converters, and many other new performance products.  If you are not on our mailing list, but would like to receive a copy, call us at 1-800-626-1828 to get your own copy! Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Tuesday, April 19, 2011