Motorheads in Scarsdale, New York, Can Call Gearstar Performance Transmissions for a Custom-Built Ford C6

By Fiona Vernon

The gradually climbing temperatures and promise of spring indicate that nights of cruising, racing and enjoying evenings with friends are right around the corner. Anyone from Scarsdale, New York, to Beaufort, South Carolina, can call on the master technicians at Gearstar Performance Transmissions when they are taking the warmer nights in the beginning of spring to tweak their ’69 Mercury Cougar and need professionals for their Ford C6 SelectShift Cruise-O-Matic performance transmission. People throughout the country have counted on the US-made performance parts and knowledgeable passion that stands behind every high performance automatic transmission that leaves this hot rod transmission company’s facility on a regular basis, with 50% of their business being repeat customers and referrals from Phoenix, Arizona, to Bangor, Maine. Regardless of the make and model, Gearstar Performance Transmissions custom builds each GM, Ford, and Mopar performance transmission to the precise specifications required for any application.

The Ford C6 SelectShift Cruise-O-Matic heavy-duty automatic transmission was introduced in 1966 and stayed in production for 30 years. It offered lower weight, less parasitic power loss, a simpler design, and greater torque capacity for larger engines than its predecessor, the MX, while boasting similar dimensions. The C6 features a three-speed Simpson planetary gearset and was the first transmission to use the Borg-Warner flexible shift band, which assisted in shift quality and long-term durability. Gearstar Performance Transmissions offers custom built C6 transmissions with new composite plates and valving, in addition to many other upgrades that give it the ability to handle up to 700 horsepower and 700 foot-pounds of torque. The C6 was used in trucks and cars with larger engines and offered five different bell housings specific to various Ford models. The Ford C6 high performance automatic transmission is extremely popular in the sport of modern drag racing from Scarsdale to Phoenix, where this hot rod transmission company excels, possessing a formidable reputation for being virtually indestructible.

Gearstar Performance Transmissions’ offers master technicians with decades of combined experience in the high-performance transmission industry, where any car enthusiast from Bangor to Beaufort puts their heart and soul into their pride and joy. These clients demand more than as if they were dealing with a family car, and this hot rod transmission company is up for every task presented to them. They match each GM, Ford, and Mopar performance transmission to the specifications of the engines, horsepower and torque output, rear gear ratio, and the application to which it will serve. They DYNO test each product the equivalent of 100 miles so that they can be sure it functions perfectly before they ship it to the anxiously awaiting client. Their superior service is unmatched in the industry, as is stated by happy customers:

“You have a great company, that gives great customer service. You have a fast turn around on transmissions, that are fully DYNO tested before they are shipped. I have friends who bought transmissions from other companies that claim to DYNO test and the trans that they received was clean and dry inside. Unless they tear them back down and clean them out they are misrepresenting their product. These friends will be going to GearStar from now on.”

Steve Alexander, Illinois


“Who do you trust with an automatic transmission when you are building this kind of a machine with this kind of power plant. For Corvette conspiracy, it is an easy question to answer We trust Zack Farah of Gear Star performance transmissions because we need our transmissions to function perfectly and reliably every time.”

John Drahos, Corvette Conspiracy

A passion for the complexities of a well-oiled machine is what Gearstar Performance Transmissions offers to every gearhead from Phoenix, Arizona, to Beaufort, South Carolina, with their handmade, custom-built GM, Ford, and Mopar high performance automatic transmissions. Each trans for which this hot rod transmission company is commissioned to build is lovingly attended to by one of their five master technicians from start to finish, whether it’s a Ford C6 SelectShift for a ’70 Lincoln or a ’65 Mustang. This hot rod transmission company isn’t looking to work on anyone’s minivan, but has a real love for street rods and hot rods, meaning they are building horsepower transferring systems. Gearstar Performance Transmissions is the superior choice for any discerning customer from Scarsdale, New York, to Bangor, Maine, looking for the best of the best.

Gearstar Performance Transmissions
132 N. Howard St.
Akron, Ohio 44308
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