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Joshua Teixeira of SHO NUT Performance

Our niche car, the 1989-1995 Taurus SHO, is a heavy front drive car with a high output Yamaha motor, but has a transmission that traces its roots to the lowly Escort. Needless to say, once we start getting past double the stock torque output by supercharging built motors, transmission reliability quickly becomes a serious issue. After grenading one too many transmissions, we started working with Jamie on a bullet proof gearset to get away from having to bring a spare transmission to every track event, along with the tools to replace it, something that quickly put a damper on the fun-factor.

As expected, the quality of the work was impeccable, installation was straightforward, and we were finally able to ditch the trailer full of tools and a spare transmission. In fact, we didn't think twice about driving from upstate NY to San Francisco in 45 hours (straight) in a 550+ HP SHO, and of course, had no tranny issues at all.

With Houseman Autosport's gearset, we were finally able to be the first full-weight SHO to break the 12 second barrier in the quarter mile with a 12.93 @ 113 No traction, but no transmission explosions half way down the track either, trying to push a near-4000 lb car to that kind of MPH :-)

Houseman Autosport's gearset finally made the car fun to drive again, and that's what its all about!

Kirk B Olson

I have been a completely satisfied customer of Houseman Autosport for over eight years now, having driven several cars with different styles of gearboxes from Jamie's shop. Every gearbox has shifted flawlessly and precisely, with gear sets and final drives that matched the courses perfectly. Every gearbox has finished the task I have put upon it without any problem 100% reliability.

I have watched Jamie's engineering expertise be applied to gearboxes with new and innovative designs. From material selection to gear cutting to heat treating the total process is well thought out and controlled to perfection. Being a Mechanical and Systems Engineer myself, I can tell you that Jamie runs a service that matches the top gearbox manufacturers in the world.

Thanks for a SCCA National Championship! I am ready to go get another one!!


Sun Dang's of Seattle, WA.

I participate in lapping days and autocross events with my 1998 Honda Prelude. I was looking for the next level of performance, so I talked with Jamie Houseman and we chatted many times about how to improve my acceleration and get me into VTEC much quicker on an autocross course. I had already done all the motor and suspension modifications to my car, and gearing changes would help me where I need it most.

Jamie's level of service was excellent throughout the process of figuring out what ratio was well suited to my car and driving needs. Normally in the import world when someone says they will custom make something for you, it always ends up being delayed for much longer. This was not the case with Jamie, he told me it would take 6 weeks to make, and he actually had it done in 5. When it came time for me to send in my countershaft with gear for installation of the new countershaft, Jamie had received, installed the gears onto the new countershaft and sent the parts back to me in the same day. That's what I call service. He had known my car was down for the time being and had got it out as soon as he could. After receiving the parts, I was happy with the fit and finish of the parts, they were much like OEM quality.

Driving the car with the new final drive gave new meaning to acceleration.
The motor goes through the revs very quickly now. On the autocross course, I was able to get into VTEC and stay in there much easier as well as being able to recover much more speed coming out of the corners. Houseman's work on my car has helped greatly, and I would recommend their parts to others.


David Dutko and Paul Henk from Innovator Race Technology

Here at Innovator Race Technology, we strive to produce the maximum amount of power possible from our motors. Not only for our customers, but for our own as well, which is the companies test bed for our products.
Our car is a GT-2 '75 Datsun 280z. It features full tube frame fiberglass body. Four wheel independent suspension. Weighs in at 2080 Lbs. including driver. We use a 1.28 block and R-200 rear differential.

The past couple years we have destroyed several fatory boxes, and as many of you know, parts are geting almost impossible to find, with many parts nonexistent. We needed to go in a new direction. With Houseman, I believe we have found it.

We recently ran at Watking Glen with our new gear box from Jamie Houseman. Completely custom made, using a Nissan Comp. box casing. After approximately 10 hours of hard running, the new box shows no sign of any wear, shifts better than anything we have use in the past. Even with our new motor well over 300hp and shifting at 8,500 RPM. The Houseman box performed flawlessly.



Houseman Autosport
6564 Decker Drive London, Ontario Canada N6P 1J5
Phone: 519 652-3030 (Eastern Time)