SPECIAL INTEREST& TECHNICAL
4KEEP THOSE TRANNYS ROLLING: The Pressure's OFFFord’s CFT30
by Pete Huscher
10STREET SMART: Bound by the Bond!
by Mike Brown
14A SHIFTING BUSINESS: Pump’n Iron, Pressure regulationand the problems that can be traced to reduced flow.
by Mark Puccinelli
20ETE Reman, Building a New Future 24
TALES FROM THE BENCH
: Don't Guess: Test!Ford's 4F27E, FN4A-EL, FNR5
by Jarad Warren
32The Word on the Street: Stop Clanking Around!
by Mike Souza
38UP YOUR BUSINESS: “A Kodak Moment…It’s Not A Pretty Picture”
by Thom Tschetter
42Getting Past Their Listening Filters
by Jim Cathcart
46Another Expo for the Books
by Steve Bodofsky
54SHOP PROFILE: Action Transmission Specialists:A Second Chance for Success
by Steve Bodofsky
60ATRA Classics on the Coast Car Show 2013
by Steve Bodofsky
2FROM THE CEO:From the Back of the Class
by Dennis Madden
62Powertrain Industry News 66Shoppers and Classified 72List of Advertisers
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