How to Convert a '79 Buick Skylark's Automatic Transmission to Standard?

Answer Cars with automatic transmissions may be somewhat easier to drive, but manual transmissions offer better fuel economy and a unique driving style some motorists may prefer. Though the 1979 Buick Sky... Read More »

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Is a flywheel for an automatic the same for standard transmission?

Automatic transmissions use a flex plate, while standard transmissions use a flywheel. A flywheel is heavier than a flex plate, due to the lack of a torque converter, which uses its own weight iner... Read More »

Why do automatic transmission cars get less gas mileage than standard transmissions?

In spite of the fact that more than 80 percent of all cars sold in America have an automatic transmission, manufacturers still offer many of their base models with manuals. In theory, manuals do of... Read More »

Can you convert an automatic transmission to a manual one?

Transmissions are a touchy subject. When a transmission goes out, some people assume that any transmissions from the maker can be put into the car, but that is not the case. While making the switch... Read More »

How do I Find a Transmission Cooler for a Ford C-6 Automatic Transmission?

The single most damaging element to an automatic transmission is excessive heat. That is why it is typically worthwhile to install an auxiliary transmission cooler. This applies to the Ford C-6 tra... Read More »