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Transmission Work Made Easy

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If you take a poll at practically any race track and asked racers and car owners to name the largest hurdle when it comes to operating a winning race team the number one answer will almost always be money.

Yes, money is always the first thing that comes to mind. But right behind money when it comes to the resource we all need more of is time. Few of us have enough crew that are in the shop consistently enough to get everything on your wish list done. So you wind up prioritizing, categorizing tasks into lists like “must be done,” “should be done,” and “only if everything else is done.”

You get the idea. And if you suffer damage at the track then that weekly to-do list gets thrown on its head.

Crafty racers realize that cutting the amount of time required to complete a task is the equal of having extra crew help on hand. This is true both when working on your race car in the shop or at the pits at the race track–where time is always at a premium.

Jiffy-tite's quick disconnect fittings don't require any tools to remove the lines from your transmission (or anywhere else you use them) and feature a valve in each side of the fitting that prevents fluid leaks.

Jiffy-tite’s quick disconnect fittings don’t require any tools to remove the lines from your transmission (or anywhere else you use them) and feature a valve in each side of the fitting that prevents fluid leaks.

One area you can save yourself time–and frustration–is with a set of quick disconnect fittings if you are working on a transmission that uses a cooler with external lines.

Between wrenching the fittings and draining the fluid, changing over transmission lines can be time consuming and messy. One option more and more racers are finding useful is to switch out the standard AN fittings for Jiffy-tite Motorsport’s quick disconnect fittings.

Jiffy-tite fittings are used in a wide variety of automotive and industrial applications, but the company offers a motorsports line specifically to provide the lightweight and trouble-free operation that racers require. The basic concept of the Jiffy-tite design is to eliminate the screw-together type fittings prevalent on almost all plumbing systems. The Jiffy-tite fittings use a quick-disconnect system that doesn’t require any tools to use, and an internal valve on both sides of the fitting eliminate fluids that can leak all over you and your race car. This means you can change out a radiator or coolant lines without the risk of scalding water burning you, or you can quickly swap out a carburetor without dumping flammable race fuel down the engine and onto the hot exhaust headers.

By getting rid of the screw together type fittings, you can also eliminate a lot of problems that always seem to creep up at the racetrack. Just imagine, no more fluid leaks from cross threading, over tightening, stripping, or simply forgetting to go back and re-tighten fittings that had only been threaded on by hand.

This isn't your typical dirt racing transmission, but this shot gives you an idea how cleanly these kits mount up.

This isn’t your typical dirt racing transmission, but this shot gives you an idea how cleanly these kits mount up.

Thankfully, you can forget the wrench and lose the mess when working on your transmission or trans cooler lines by using one of Jiffy-tite Motorsports’ transmission kits, equipped with the company’s innovative quick-connect fluid fittings. The valved technology behind Jiffy-tite’s quick-connect fluid fittings make changing transmission lines faster, safer and spill-proof. You can simply disconnect the self-sealing fittings by hand, no tools needed. To connect, pull the socket collar back, insert the male plug and release.

Jiffy-tite transmission kits are available to fit virtually all transmissions. They are available in standard valved sizes with Fluorocarbon seals, which are resistant to most chemicals. Jiffy-tite’s kits are available with -6 AN steel braided rubber hose or -6 AN steel braided PTFE hose, depending on your transmission needs.

We also like that Jiffy-tite has set up a pretty robust in-house quality control program. To maintain a leak-free environment, there is a valve inside of both the plug-side and socket-side of each fitting. Jiffy-tite says that they test every fitting in-house, both the plug and socket side. Once both pieces have been confirmed to work properly, technicians then install the fittings together and re-test for a third time to make sure that the union is also leak free.

 

Source

Jiffy-tite Motorsports / 888.605.7788 / jiffy-titemotorsports.com

 

 


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