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Friddle: In which German city was Porsche founded?

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

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

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Supplemental Restraint System

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Corbin – French Lick, IN

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

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

Last Week’s Friddle: Which British automaker manufactured the Robin three-
wheeled car
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Reliant

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Rob L. – Jasper, IN

JASPER Offers Remanufactured Ford 6R80 RWD and 4WD Transmissions

Ford 6R80 Transmission

Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to offer the remanufactured Ford 6R80 RWD and 4WD transmissions. These transmissions are for the following 2009-2010 Ford and Lincoln applications equipped with a 5.4L engine:

•  F-150
•  Expedition
•  Navigator

“Each JASPER remanufactured Ford 6R80 is 100% dynamometer tested, and TCM validated, through a state-of-the-art CAN software package,” 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 TCM receives a thermal conductor layer to improve heat dissipation between it and the valve body to reduce the chance of overheating. “The hydraulics, and electronics, of  the TCM are 100% tested, then preprogrammed to the latest calibration for plug and play capability,” added Boeglin.

The 6R80 valve body is 100% remanufactured and vacuum tested to restore hydraulic integrity. “This reduces the chance of low hydraulic pressure within the transmission, resulting in erratic shifts,” said Boeglin.

Great care is taken to ensure each 6R80 can stand up to the rigors of everyday life. “A deeper, high-capacity oil pan is installed, where applicable, to reduce the chance of transmission overheating, and the latest design pressure plates are 100% installed to reduce the chance of snap ring dislocation on overdrive, direct and intermediate clutches,” said Boeglin.

The JASPER remanufactured Ford 6R80 is covered by a three-year, 100,000 mile, nationwide parts and labor warranty. Full warranty disclosure is available at www.jasperengines.com or upon request.

Seeking 2016 JASPER Calendar Entries

It is amazing how fast the year is going! Roughly one-quarter of 2015 is already behind us! If you, or your customers, have a vehicle with a JASPER product in it, and would like to have a spot in the 2016 JASPER calendar, here is your opportunity!

The August 3rd deadline is quickly approaching... So don’t hesitate... Send us your entry! Entrants must submit a high-resolution color photograph and information about their unique vehicle, or performance car or truck, along with the JASPER remanufactured product that has been installed. Vehicles should be placed in a “show” type setting. Low resolution digital images transferred onto photo paper cannot be accepted. High-resolution digital images, 8” x 10” at 300 dpi, are preferred. All entries will be judged based on adherence to the category, equipment appearance and the quality of the photograph.

REMINDER!!! The deadline for 2016 Calendar entries is August 3rd. If you have vehicle images, and would like to request an entry form, or for additional information, contact Jennifer Hohl at jennifer.hohl@jasperengines.com.

Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: Which British automaker manufactured the Robin three-wheeled car?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: Which American automaker produced the Airflow from
1934 to 1937
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Chrysler

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Mel R. – Gilroy, CA

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Friddle:  Which American automaker produced the Airflow from 1934 to 1937?

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Last Week’s Friddle:  Which American tire company used the slogan "Where the
rubber meets the road"
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Firestone

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

JASPER 2015 Performance Show Schedule

Charlotte Motor Speedway
The first show of the year took place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions will be on the road in 2015, celebrating nearly 75 years of business in the automotive remanufacturing industry.

As a way to better educate the public on our remanufacturing capabilities, JASPER has updated its mobile marketing rig, appropriately named the “JASPER Rolling Showcase.” The “Showcase” will make at least nine appearances at high-profile car shows and performance events from April through October.

The JASPER Rolling Showcase brings along several product displays, including components from the gas engine, transmission, performance and Authentic Custom Drivetrain divisions. JASPER Associates are on hand at each event, so visitors can walk up and ask about our remanufacturing processes.

• April 9-12, Charlotte Spring Auto Fair and Swap Meet - Charlotte, NC
• April 22-26, Spring Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral - Carlisle, PA
• June 19-21, MSRA (Minnesota Street Rod Association) - St. Paul, MN
• July 17-19, Syracuse Nationals - Syracuse, NY
• August 6-9, NSRA Nationals (National Street Rod Association) - Louisville, KY
• August 28-30, Frog Follies - Evansville, IN
• August 28-30, Corvettes at Carlisle - Carlisle, PA
• September 11-12, Shades of the Past - Pigeon Forge, TN
• October 8-11, Cruisn’ The Coast - Biloxi, MS

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Friddle:  Which American tire company used the slogan "Where the rubber
meets the road"
?

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

Last Week’s Friddle:  Which Japanese automaker produces the Crosstour
crossover SUV
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Honda

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Jessica

Customer Profile: Terry’s Automotive

Today’s Customer Profile is on Terry’s Automotive, a full-service auto repair facility located in Olympia, Washington.

Terry Holstrom started his business in 1976 with a service station and two bays. Three years later, Terry moved to a larger facility with four bays; doubling his service capacity. By 1981, Terry had outgrown his four-bay location. So he banked his future on the success of an 11-bay facility at 2021 Harrison Avenue Northwest, on Olympia’s west side. Over 30 years later, Terry’s Automotive is thriving with three specialty shops, 17 total employees and an ever-growing customer base. Terry’s remains family-owned, now on its second generation, with sons Tod and Robert running the business.

Today, Terry’s Automotive is comprised of an 8,000 square foot full-service repair facility with 14 service bays, a 2,400 square foot performance shop with five service bays and a 2,400 square foot alignment shop with five service bays. “The three specialty shops allows Terry’s Automotive to keep 100% of the repair work in-house,” said Tod Holstrom. “This ensures complete control over all aspects of a repair, and allows quality every time.

All of Terry’s 12 technicians are ASE Certified in multiple fields. Each technician is encouraged to enhance their automotive education through incentive programs, and time off to take certification exams or attend classes. The company does pay for a technician’s education, provided they pass their respective certification exam.

Terry’s Automotive has been an installer of JASPER remanufactured transmissions, gas and diesel engines for over 15 years. “We use JASPER because of their high-quality products, thorough warranty coverage, and support and updates on every product,” said Tod. Terry’s Automotive follows the business philosophy of: Be honest and have integrity... Customer service is everything. “Our customers come to us because of the unique customer service they get at Terry’s Automotive,” said Tod. “We understand and empathize with the unique needs of each of our customers.”

As for the future, Terry’s Automotive will continue investing in equipment and people, to stay on the leading edge of technology. The Holstroms will proceed to service all of their customers' needs.

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Friddle:  Which Japanese automaker produces the Crosstour crossover SUV?

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

Last Week’s Friddle:  What Italian tire company used the slogan "Power is
nothing without control"
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Pirelli

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Howard L.