QCAT hearing held on 8/8/2018 result

A court hearing held at QCAT in Brisbane on 8/8/2018 against BGA PTY LTD, T/as Bob Grant Automatics was dismissed by the court.

The presiding judge said Mr Harper had based his complaint on “hearsay” with no supporting evidence to present to the court.

Prior to court hearing, false & manufactured invoices were retracted at mediation after Mr Grant proved them to be so.

Mr Harper’s claim was based on phone calls to 2 other shops suggesting negligence on the part of BGA PTY LTD.

Written submissions from these shops were presented to the court stating

  1. “If we had heard both sides of the story my advice would have been different ……”
  2. “Having heard the information from both sides we would not have given the customer the same advice we did as he did not give us truthful information”

Bob Grant would like to sincerely thank those involved who supported him throughout this ordeal.


Roller sprag failure PowerGlide. This was the result of a street burnt out. Continued driving grinds the components up like a concrete mixer in a short time. If you suspect a problem, noise, loss off power etc. IMMEDIATELY stop the engine and have your vehicle taken to a transmission expert for diagnosis. The ground up parts in this example have contaminated the whole transmission and cooler. This supercharged GM should have had a billet back, furnace brazed, anti-balloon plate, steel turbine hub, Mechanical Diode one way clutch, needle thrust bearing equipped, race converter fitted as was advised but declined by owner.


The GM PowerGlide transmission is a tried and true tough unit & does not “just break driving normally from lights”. But it does have limitations. It won’t accept being shifted from a forward gear to reverse or to neutral and back to a low gear under full throttle. Older cars have shifters that may not protect against shift errors. Always invest in a quality race type shifter, to prevent damage from shift errors. Torque converters also need special attention if they are to be used in high power applications. Many are made from units designed originally for power and torque ratings of 50’s & 60’s engines.  A cheap option will cost a lot if it fails. Take advice on recommendations for your application.

Treated with respect this transmission will give years of reliable, trouble free & fun operation.



carbon fibre nose cone

  The pre-preg carbon fibre nose cone emerges from mould. A huge amount of work compared to wet lay, but the result and light weight have made it all worth while. Next are the main body panels, which compared to the complex nose cone should be much quicker to make.


Suddenly found yourself with no reverse in Audi Q5 equipped with  S-TRONIC transmission? We can usually get you up and running again without replacing the whole transmission assembly. Call for further details. DL501, OB5, DCT 7 speed series transmission.



53 F100

Pat’s Resto’s tidied up Graham’s magic F100. FMX transmission.


Magnificent restoration by Pat’s Resto.  TorqueFlite 727


When things go wrong:  that’s the torque converter chasing its parent down the track!!. note the hole through the chute.