These three Packards were among the many collectable cars which made the rainy trip from Frenck Lick to the JASPER Facility. This year's Louisville Concours d' Elegance weekend included a visit to the headquarters of Jasper Engines & Transmissions in Jasper, IN. The weekend event showcased some of the most exceptional examples of well-designed and notable collector cars of the past while benefiting Kosair Children's Hospital. Patrons of the Concours make the annual trip to have their cars assessed by world-renown judges in hopes of receiving "Best in Show". Performance and Authentic Division Manager, Darren Ragsdale, explains the benefits of a JASPER numbers-matching build. The group of 120 car enthusiasts toured the Jasper Facility and viewed a short film on the history and heritage of our company before departing to sample German cuisine by the Schnitzelbank at KlubHaus 61. Their road trip continued as they motored through the winding scenic roads back to the French Lick Resort for the Great Gatsby Gala in the Atrium at the West Baden Springs Hotel.
Just wanted to thank you for including me in the Jasper tour yesterday. Everyone, from the pilot, to Gayla the tour guide, to Department Managers, to all Associates, were all very gracious and accommodating. I knew that the Jasper brand was always held in high regard...and, now I know why. It is clear to see that everything - products, people, systems and processes - is all quite impressive. Thanks again for letting me experience all this first-hand. I look forward to our on-going collaboration. Regards, George K. / ANC Auto Repair
JASPER is excited to announce the release of the late model Ford 5R110 Rear & 4 Wheel Drive, Electronically Controlled Transmission. Applications released include: 2009 Ford: F250, F350, F450 & F550 JASPER’s Remanufactured Ford 5R110 Transmission, has several advantages over Dealer O.E. and/or Competition with updates including:
- Installation of 100% a new multi-plate lockup piston for higher torque capacity
- Use of an updated spring retainer for the low/reverse clutch to prevent the snap ring from popping off resulting in metal contamination, clutch failure and unit failure
- Low diode snap ring is updated to the latest design
- Installation of a new forged/billet front cover for the converter to prevent flexing at the studs and to ensure better heat sink for the lockup piston lining
- Installation of an upgraded low sprag
- Re-staking of all early reverse planetary pinion pins with 12 tons of pressure
- Supply & 100% testing of Range Sensor
- Low reverse diode is updated to later style because the early style can side load
- Low reverse snap ring is updated to the latest style to keep ring from rotating in the case
Friddle: In what year did Jasper Engines & Transmissions open the Dallas, TX Branch? Hint: The answer can be found in the Virtual History Book on the JASPER home page. Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: The 2014 Audi RS 7 is powered by a V8 TFSI engine. What does TFSI stand for? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Turbo Fuel Stratified Injection Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Jerry C.
Friddle: The 2014 Audi RS 7 is powered by a V8 TFSI engine. What does TFSI stand for? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which German engineer was granted a patent for his design of the first boxer engine? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Karl Benz Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Rich C.
Joey Logano finished 4th with his JASPER Differential in the Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway this past weekend. Matt Kenseth, running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, finished 11th to keep him in first place in the Chase Standings. A recap of the finishes in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races follows.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway4th Joey Logano (JASPER Differential) 11th Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 14th Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 17th Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential) 19th Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 23rd Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 32nd Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 34th Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
NASCAR Nationwide Series - Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway17th Sam Hornish, Jr. (JASPER Differential) 28th Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential) Chase Standings 1st Matt Kenseth 5th Kyle Busch 9th Clint Bowyer 10th Joey Logano Nationwide Standings 2nd Sam Hornish, Jr.
Located on the campus of Ohio Technical College (OTC) in Cleveland, Ohio, is the Jasper Engines & Transmissions Training Center. OTC is the premier provider of specialized technical training to students in a wide variety of transportation fields. The JASPER Training Center provides OTC students the opportunity to work on many of the world’s most technologically advanced vehicles, using the latest high-tech computer diagnostic equipment. OTC formed a partnership with JASPER in July 2012 to use its products in the school’s Automotive and Auto-Diesel programs. The ASE/NATEF-Certified Automotive Technology program offers relevant hands-on training over the course of 72 weeks, while the Auto-Diesel program combines the automotive courses with Diesel Equipment Technology. Through the partnership, JASPER provides engines, transmissions and differentials, along with manufacturing, marketing and sponsor support to OTC. Students train on the company’s products during the six-week course held in the JASPER Training Center. The JASPER Training Center consists of five classrooms: three engine labs, one automatic transmission lab and one manual transmission and differential lab. Students learn disassembly, measuring, cylinder honing, how to work with Heli-coil inserts, timing belt installation and proper re-assembly and torque procedures. “We have classes going all the time as part of the Automotive and Auto-Diesel programs,” says Tom King, OTC Vice President of Enrollment Management and Technical Training. “We’ve started a new six-week course eight times since July and we’ve averaged 20 students per class.” The JASPER Training Center also trains students on automatic transmissions in rear and front-wheel drive vehicles, which is covered in car diagnostic testing, as well as transmission removal and reinstallation. In addition, differentials are covered during the manual transmission classes. “The partnership between JASPER and OTC has been very well received,” says King. “It’s been a tremendous opportunity for us to expose students not only to JASPER, but to some of the advanced technologies and training equipment JASPER uses.” “A huge benefit has been sharing some of the technologies and resources JASPER has, which has enhanced OTC’s curriculum for the students,” added King. “The amount of safety training and professionalism JASPER teaches is very beneficial to our students and has become an integral part of OTC’s program.”
Friddle: Which German engineer was granted a patent for his design of the first boxer engine? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: What is the name of the automotive component pictured below? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Ignition Coil Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: H. Curtis, Jr.
JASPER Customer, Brad Ryan was able to throttle up his JASPER-built Corvette engine on the dynamometer during his visit last week. Picture by Steve Temple of SCT Communications. A numbers-matching build, including a dyno-run was part of the package Brad purchased. During Brad's visit he was able to tour the facility and meet with Steve Temple who was writing an article for Vette Magazine, which will feature the 427 cid engine that JASPER built for Brad's 1967 Corvette. "It's moments like these, that make my job an absolute pleasure. It's an honor to be able to work on our customers' toys and projects," said Darren Ragsdale, Performance & Authentic Division Manager.
Friddle: What is the name of the automotive component pictured below? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: What is the third stroke on a four-stroke internal combustion engine? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Power Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner