A regular feature on the TREMEC blog is a spotlight on the people behind the wheel of #TREMECequipped vehicles. We share stories about their vehicle and why they enjoy shifting gears for themselves and working the third pedal. This month’s customer spotlight is on Bill Armstrong and his Magnum 6-speed–equipped 1966 Ford Fairlane 500.
Bill bought the Fairlane when he was 17 years old, and drove with the factory automatic transmission for about 20 years. By 2012, he was tired of the boredom and chucked the automatic onto the scrap heap, replacing it with a TREMEC TKO 600 five-speed to bring some excitement to driving.
Later, Bill replaced the TREMEC TKO 600 with a new TREMEC Magnum 6-speed. He installed a McLeod RXT streetable, 1,000-HP–capable clutch and an American Powertrain White Lightning offset shifter. Bill used the TREMEC Toolbox App to get things set up properly and to find the proper driveline angles for connecting the Magnum to the rear end.