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What is your ultimate engine and transmission combo?

If you could mate any engine to any transmission, what would you pick and why?

Is there such a thing as a bad manual transmission?

Are all manual gearboxes preferable to automatics?

Favorite transmission you’ve driven?

What transmission that you've driven is your favorite? Something manual? Something automatic? Or perhaps something else entirely?

Cars where the automatic is rarer than the manual?

Has there ever been a car that's rarer to be fitted with an automatic over a manual transmission?

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Shop Work: Make a gearbox track-ready with crack checking and REM polishing

Transmission internals are subject to intense stresses. Crack checking and polishing can help ensure that those stresses don’t lead to failures down the road.

Shop Work: Should you upgrade your clutch?

How well your car performs–and how nicely it drives–can often depend upon your clutch. Here's how to tell if it's time for an upgrade.

Drivetrain: 6 steps to make the most of your manual transmission

Manual transmissions might be crude, simple devices, but that doesn't mean improvements can't be made.

Shop Work: What you need to know about torque converters | A quick explanation

What's a torque converter, and what does it actually do? We're glad you asked.

Shop Work: How to pick the right gear ratio for your needs

There are lots of ways to adjust gearing.

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transmission project car updates

Time to crack open our Porsche Cayman's broken transmission

I’d purchased perhaps the world’s cheapest running, driving 981-chassis Cayman, buying this 2014 Porsche for just $15,000 last year.

Then my wife and I

Why are we considering an automatic for our ASA stock car?

Actual wrenching progress on our former ASA stock car project has been slow.

Honestly there’s a LOT of research to do before we break out the socket set …

How to bolt a Toyota V6 engine to a 30-year-old MR2 transmission

Thank you, Toyota. Thanks for making such a modular set of drivetrain bits that a transmission from decades ago is adaptable to an engine design still in use today. That …

Surprise! Guess what was found inside our transmission? | Project MR2 Turbo

Last week, before getting hurricaned by our friend Nicole, we dropped off our MR2’s E153 five-speed transaxle and a shiny new Quaife helical limited-slip diff at

Ever see transmission mounts like these? | Project Elva sports racer

Our Elva sports racer’s rear transmission mounts bolted directly to a plate at the back of the frame. While not the preferred mounting system for a street car, …

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