All posts by Steven Bryson

A Cooler for Atlas – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 3: Prototype – Continued

As our volunteer truck rolled into the shop, Dan began gathering his tools for a short, and ultimately rewarding, install. Removing the intercooler was second nature to him and before long, the stock transmission cooler was sitting next to its former home. Our much larger, much better-looking replacement took up residence in the truck with only two bolts. After months … Continue Reading ››

Cooling to the Duramax – Transmission Cooler, Part 2: Measure Twice

No matter how many trucks I write about, I’m always surprised how often a critical part of the drivetrain is underdeveloped. It’s even more surprising when a truck built for towing and hauling has a major flaw in the transmission system. The transmission is the heart of towing, and when you’re asking it to carry over five tons of truck … Continue Reading ››

Functional Form – Expansion Tank R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

Modern society tends to view vanity as an unwanted trait. But, without a certain level of vanity, our lives would be dull, to say the least. People care about how something looks, whether we put a value on that appearance or not. We use our eyes to recognize danger and make critical decisions about our lives. The weight we naturally … Continue Reading ››

Redefine the Limits – Transmission Cooler R&D, Part 1: Stock Review

What defines a limit? In the English language, a limit is “a restriction on the size or amount of something permissible or possible.” In practice, however, limits are not always as rigid. Anybody who’s ever mastered a sport or skill will tell you, limits are made to be pushed and broken. A limit is only as defined as one’s willingness … Continue Reading ››