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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: Greg Woolard’s 1965 Ford Mustang

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 Greg Woolard of Parkersburg, West Virginia and his 1965 Ford Mustang .    How did you get into drag racing? My father raced a little when I was growing up. I remember attaching a tow bar from the family wagon to the Mustang and heading to the strip.   When and where was your first race? My first pass down... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Car of the Week: Justin Wanamaker's 1927 Suncoast Roadster

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.  Let us introduce you to Justin Wanamaker of Kalamazoo, MI and his  1927 Suncoast Roadster . How did you get into drag racing? I got into racing because of my dad. I grew up at the racetrack, it was just what we did. My dad got a new car in 2003 and let me use his old car in 2004 after we found a motor for it. My dad's buddy... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Car of the Week: Jeffrey Ferree & Richard Whitaker's 1980 Chevy Camaro

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.  Let us introduce you to Jeffrey Ferree and Richard Whitaker of IN and their 1980 Chevy Camaro . When and where was your first race? The first race was at Chandler Raceway Park in 1974, right when bracket racing started. What model/year do you race now? 1980 Camaro built by myself and my brother-in-law. Does your car have a... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Thursday, February 2, 2017

Technical Info and Troubleshooting for Valve Bodies

The valve body controls the operation modes in an automatic transmission. It is a complex assembly of channels, valves, separator plates, springs, and gaskets. Tips for maintaining the best possible operation: Keeping the entire transmission clean and free from contamination. Replace your filters regularly . In the event of torque converter or other component failure, be sure to disassemble the entire valve body and clean thoroughly. Any amount of debris can cause... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Tuesday, October 7, 2014