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.

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1801 Russellville Rd.
Bowling Green
KY  42101
270-781-9741
www.holley.com
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El Paso
915-857-5200
www.msdignition.com
Performance Stainless Steel, Inc.
P.O. Box 67266
Scotts Valley
TX  95067
www.performancesst.com
Don Lee Auto
9793 Foothill Blvd.
Cucamonga  91730
909-989-1573
http://www.donleeauto.com/
G&J Aircraft
1115 S. Sultana Ave.
Ontario
CA  91761
909-986-6543
www.gandjaircraft.net
Doug's Headers
440 East Arrow Highway
San Dimas  91773
909-599-5955
www.pertronix.com
Gearstar Performance Transmissions
132 N. Howard St.
Akron  44308
330-434-5216
www.gearstar.net
Be Cool
310 Woodside Avenue
Essexville
MI  48732
800-691-2667
www.becool.com
American Autowire
150 Heller Place
#17W
Bellmawr
NJ  08031
856-933-0801
www.americanautowire.com
Competition Cams (Comp Cams)
3406 Democrat Road
Memphis
TN  38118
800-999-0853
www.compcams.com
Automotive Racing Products
1863 Eastman Avenue
Ventura
CA  93003
800-826-3045
http://www.arp-bolts.com