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Friddle: In 1962, which US automaker adopted the Pentastar logo?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: What auto body style consists of smooth contours that flow
to a tail which gets abruptly cut off
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Kammback

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Doug N.

Luke Bawel Named VP of Supply Chain & Logistics Groups

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Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to announce the promotion of Luke Bawel to Vice-President of JASPER's Supply Chain and Logistics Groups, which includes our Distribution Channels, JET Transit and Jasper Innovative Solutions (JIS).

During his 7-year career with JASPER, Luke has worked in a variety of capacities, including Manufacturing, Quality, Inside Sales, Customer Service and Outside Sales. Most recently, Luke has served as the Division Manager of JIS. In his new role, Luke will partner with JASPER's Executive Team to develop shared common goals in support of our Jasper Unified Management Plan (JUMP) initiatives, as well as create and implement future products and services for the Supply Chain and Logistics Groups. Luke will continue to be based at our Crawford County facility.

Congratulations, Luke, on your new responsibilities!

JASPER Offers Remanufactured GM 6T40/45E FWD and AWD Transmissions

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Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to offer the remanufactured GM 6T40/45E FWD
and AWD transmissions. These transmissions are available for the following 2008-2011 applications:

Chevrolet:    Equinox, Malibu
GMC:           Terrain
Pontiac:       G6
Saturn:        Aura
Buick:          Regal, LaCrosse

“Each JASPER remanufactured GM 6T40/45E is 100% dynamometer tested through a state-of-the-art CAN software package allowing the TEHCM to shift itself,” said Brad Boeglin, JASPER New Product Development Group Leader.  “This eliminates the chance of shifting concerns and ensures a quality product for the customer.”

The 6T40/45E TEHCM (transmission electronic hydraulic control module) is 100% hydraulically and electronically tested, reducing the chance of a TEHCM and/or CAN software malfunction.

Great care is taken to ensure each 6T40/45E can stand up to the rigors of everyday life.  “An updated 3/5/reverse piston is 100% installed, eliminating the concern of losing those gears during driving,” said Boeglin.

“All wear areas of the valve body are vacuum tested, and reamed to oversize to restore the hydraulic integrity of the circuit.  This reduces the chance of low fluid pressures causing slipped clutches,” he added.

In addition, JASPER offers FREE rental of a J2534 Pass-Thru device to assist in the reprogramming of the TEHCM and ECM to ensure the latest OEM calibration is installed in the vehicle.  “This reduces the reprogramming hassle for shops that currently do not have a J2534 device, and eliminates the chance of shifting or electrical issues,” said Boeglin.

The JASPER remanufactured GM 6T40/45E is covered by a three-year, 100,000 mile, nationwide parts and labor warranty.  Full warranty disclosure is available on our website or upon request.

Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: What auto body style consists of smooth contours that flow to a tail
which gets abruptly cut off
?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: What was unique about the front headlights on a '48 Tucker?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: A Third Headlight

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Howard L.

Busch and Hamlin Score Wins in Two NASCAR Series Events in Loudon

Kyle Busch scored his third victory this weekend since returning to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from an 11 week injury hiatus. Denny Hamlin took the win in the NASCAR xfinity Series. Both drivers were running the JASPER 4-Speed Transmission.

A recap of finishes from the 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway follows.

1st     Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
2nd    Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
4th     Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
6th     Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
7th     Carl Edwards (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
12th   Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
14th   Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
18th   David Ragan (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
23rd   Ryan Blaney (JASPER Differential)
34th   Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

NASCAR XFINITY Series - Lakes Region 200 - New Hampshire Motor Speedway

1st     Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
3rd     Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
4th     Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
5th     Daniel Suarez (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
20th   Blake Koch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
21st   Cale Conley (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
22nd  David Starr (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Standings

2nd     Joey Logano  (JASPER Differential)
5th     Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
6th     Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
7th     Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
11th   Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
16th   Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
17th   Carl Edwards (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
24th   David Ragan (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
35th   Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: What was unique about the front headlights on a '48 Tucker?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Tire I.D.2


Last Week’s Friddle:
What does the circled number identify in the pictured tire above?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Year of Manufacture

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Alex I.

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Friddle: What does the circled number identify in the pictured tire above?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: What does the automotive related acronym DSG stand for?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Direct-shift Gearbox

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Craig S.

Sunnen SV20 Aids in Torque Plate Honing Process

Many of you are familiar with JASPER’s long-standing process of torque plate honing blocks to ensure the proper size and shape of the cylinder. However, with the modern materials of today’s engine blocks, we’ve partnered with Sunnen to develop a new torque plate honing device - the SV20.

What was once a manual process, this machine uses automated size control, and gives JASPER more control and tighter tolerances on our cylinder bore than ever before.

Once the block is loaded into the SV20, the machine can be programmed to hone the first cylinder to the size requested. Microprocessors in the boring bar control the amount of force applied to the cylinder, ensuring a consistent bore diameter from top to bottom.

“The machine employs recall memory so that all cylinders in a particular block can be honed to the exact same spec as the previous cylinder,” said Randy Bauer, JASPER Gas Division Manager. “This assures that all cylinders within that block are the same size.”

The use of the Sunnen SV20 in our remanufacturing process is just one more way JASPER builds value into each of our products.

JASPER Hosts JETT Fundraiser

On Saturday, April 18th, Jasper Endows Today & Tomorrow (JETT) teamed up with Will Read and Sing For Food for an evening of entertainment that raised $1,625 to benefit JETT’s community outreach efforts. JETT was founded in 2013 to bring JASPER Associates together in order to learn more about philanthropy, and to have a greater impact on local communities.

Will Read & Sing For Food players Kyle Lueken, Scott Saalman, Debbie Schuetter, Angie Mayfield, Megan Gatwood and Carley Knapp were joined by special guest musician Jason Wilber for an event that rocked JASPER’s new Power Drive location. The approximately 125 attendees had the opportunity to see the new facility, listen to some amazing live music and hear some humorous essay readings, all while supporting a great organization.Wilber, a native Hoosier and lead guitarist for Grammy Award-winning legend, John Prine, played several of his songs while also sharing stories of his Indiana roots, travel around the world and insight of how many of his songs were born. The local Will Read and Sing For Food players covered a variety of popular songs, mixed with some of their original pieces, and rounded it out with some heartfelt and humorous readings.

This event marked the 61st for Will Read and Sing For Food and was the second largest collected amount for one of their events. Since 2011, Will Read and Sing For Food has raised over $42,000 for various community causes in and around Dubois County, including: Community Food Bank; Dubois County Community Foundation community grant giving; Anderson Woods; Tri-Cap; Paul Michael Ash Endowment for Music and the Arts; local libraries; Catholic Charities; Shared Abundance; Psi Iota Xi; Crisis Connection; Dubois County Humane Society, Ferdinand Folk Fest, Habitat For Humanity and Hands in Hands Belize immersion trip.

Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: What does the automotive related acronym DSG stand for?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

 

Tire I.D


Last Week’s Friddle:
What does the circled number identify in the pictured tire above?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Week of Manufacture

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Andrew T.