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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: Regarding engine ignition timing, what does the acronym TDC stand for?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: Which auto body style is defined by its seating configuration
for the driver and one passenger in the front plus two smaller seats for occasional
passengers in the rear
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 2+2

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Shawn A.

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Another Successful Pie in The Eye Fund-raiser!

2015 Pie in the Eye
ITD’s Dave Sutton received two pies as the top fund-raising Associate at Pie in The
Eye 2015.

This year’s Pie in The Eye event raised over $1,000 for Dubois County Relay for Life, and was considered the most successful in the seven-year history of the fund-raiser.

The top three earners received a pie tossed by Chris Hochgesang, last year’s top recipient. Third place went to Austin Bolton, who received a banana cream pie. Tyler Kirkman was awarded a chocolate pie for his second place finish.

Associates from Indiana Tool & Die held several fundraisers to make sure Department Manager Dave Sutton got his just desserts. Their efforts paid off as Dave had $770 raised against him, which was a record for money raised for an individual Associate.

After receiving his strawberry pie for being the top Associate, Dave earned a second pie from Ryan Nelson, who won a raffle for the opportunity to “deliver” it.

“We definitely could not be making a difference in Dubois County Relay (for Life) without the efforts of our Associates,” said Cori Sturgeon, Pie in The Eye event coordinator. “This activity is the most fun we get to do for Relay for Life every year!”

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: Which auto body style is defined by its seating configuration for the driver
and one passenger in the front plus two smaller seats for occasional passengers in
the rear?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: In which German city was Porsche founded?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Stuttgart

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

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New JASPER Look… Same Great Service

JASPER Delivery Vehicles

This is how JASPER’s new rolling billboards look on a RAM Promaster delivery van
(upper left),
a Hino box truck (upper right) and on a 53′ trailer (bottom).

JASPER’s over-the-road fleet is getting a new look, as several new 53-foot trailers, box trucks and
delivery vans are put into service.

One side of the vehicle displays a discussion between an automotive technician and their customer
over an engine installation, while the opposite shows a transmission consultation. When motorists
see these rolling billboards pass by, they’ll see a message asking them to contact their professional
technician about the millions of remanufactured products installed.

“We’re trying to tell the general public that it is commonplace to install remanufactured products,”
said Mike Pfau, JASPER Advertising General Manager. “We want to direct these potential customers
to have their vehicles serviced by professional technicians.”

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It was a big weekend for twenty-one year old Ryan Blaney as the third generation driver finished fourth in the Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. Blaney runs a JASPER Differential and is the son of former JASPER driver Dave Blaney. Martin Truex, Jr. finished fifth running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission. Joey Logano, running a JASPER Differential, won the Winn Dixie 300 in the NASCAR xfinity Series after finishing second in last week’s race.

A recap of finishes from Talladega Superspeedway follows.

Geico 500 - Talladega Superspeedway

4th      Ryan Blaney (JASPER Differential)
5th      Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
9th      Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
22nd    Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
25th    Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
30th    Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
32nd   Carl Edwards (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
33rd    Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
36th    Michael Waltrip (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
38th    David Ragan (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

Winn Dixie 300 - Talladega Superspeedway

1st     Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
14th   David Starr (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
16th   Boris Said (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
23rd   Blake Koch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
24th   Cale Conley (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
30th   Erik Jones (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
31st   Daniel Suarez (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Standings

2nd    Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
4th     Joey Logano  (JASPER Differential)
6th     Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
8th     Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
10th   Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
17th   Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
18th   Carl Edwards (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
20th   David Ragan (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
32nd  Brett Moffitt (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
41st   Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
42nd  Michael Waltrip (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
46th  Ryan Blaney (JASPER Differential)

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Automotive Trivia

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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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Automotive Trivia

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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