Hughes Performance

From humble beginnings in 1971, Hughes Performance has become distinguished as a leader in the industry. We are proud to give you the race products catalog that represents our latest technology. The Hughes Motorsports race team tests all product and assures you of their quality and durability.

Our race team covers everything from super street to super eliminator. The team continually gives us invaluable information for the research and development of new products that are unparalleled by other manufacturers. Product quality, latest innovations, and already tested applications give you the advantage to win more races. Customer service is the cornerstone of this family company. We pride ourselves in treating you the way we want to be treated. Everyone in our team organization - from research to shipping - has one goal in mind: Customer Satisfaction. Experience for yourself why so many racers around the world are changing to Hughes Performance race products.

Stall speed is the point where a converter has reached its maximum fluid flow or it has hydraulically locked up because torque multiplication has reached its highest point.

All stall speed ratios are approximate and will vary, based on the torque of the engine. Small and Big Block combinations will vary 300 to 500 R.P.M.s Stall speed is the amount of engine R.P.M. that can be attained at full throttle with the brakes locked and the transmission in gear before the drive wheels turn. It is very important to determine that if your vehicle drive wheels turn before the desired stall is reached, you must either flash the converter to attain higher stall or install a brake proportioning valve that directs more fluid to the drive wheel brakes to better hold the vehicle. In either case, attainable stall ratio will not exceed 3500 R.P.M., due to the vehicle braking system, which is even worse with disc brake equipped cars.

Performance engines are modified to produce more horsepower and torque and it is essential to know what the peak torque or your engine is and to match the stall speed ratio of the torque converter with the engines power curve. This match will give the optimum performance or launch of the vehicle. There are no closer-tied components in any vehicle than the engines camshaft and the torque converter. Attention to this detail is of utmost importance to your vehicles optimum performance.

The Hughes performance ''Pro Glide'' Powerglide has made a name for itself on drag strips across the country. As we know the Powerglide transmission is the most commonly used transmission on the track. Because it is so popular the Hughes team of expert builders spend countless hours of research and development to provide their customers with the most efficient unit money can buy. Units with stock gears and output shafts are good to 650 HP, while the units with 9310 alloy gears and billet output shafts with the Superglide case are good to 1500+ HP. The Superglide units are equipped with an inner case liner for total SFI certification. All units are equipped with fluid release transbrakes for quicker reaction times.

The Street/Strip transmission contains racing components which increase strength, reliability, and torque capacity. All street/strip transmissions also feature our manual/automatic valve body which allows you to select precise manual shifting or full automatic. features Hughes Performance products at low everyday prices.

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