This is not a good scenario if you are staged on the starting line at the drag strip and waiting for the lights to come down. If you have a special application requiring a special adapter or output shaft, please contact us and we will be happy to provide it and quote a price for your special application. They work like this: When the trans-brake is engaged, the vehicle can roll neither forward nor backward, and as you press on the accelerator, the engine can rev as high as the torque converter stall. Working against each other, the vehicle is unable to move, and is effectively locked in position on the starting line. Just my own opinion, but in your case I would forget about using the line lock for starting line launch's. We used to used line locks to impress the girls with tire smoke.
It'd come up on the converter 5000 stall , light turns green and he'd release the button. It essentially locks the tranny in foward and reverse at the same time until the actuating button is released. Tired of breaking cases and drive shafts? Remove Center Seal Remove the center seal on the direct drum. One infinitesimally small instant in time, the engine is spinning the front of the transmission and the trans-brake has the transmission internals working at cross-purposed. Remove Band Remove and discard the intermediate band and the apply piston in the case. If this makes sense to you, take a look at our 4L80E options below.
We just want to be sure you get the strongest option available at the best price the first time. Install new inner seals and outer seals on the direct drum apply piston. Many racers also employ other electronics in conjunction with the use of a transbrake. Also, they're more consistent than just footbraking at the launch. Attach a piece of fine grit sandpaper to a flat surface and gently work the cover in a figure-8 motion until it is flat and smooth. Install Separator Plate The separator plate from the TransBrake kit must also be used. This is because of the mechanical advantage that the trans-brake delivers.
. On a Th400 the Total Amount of Fluid, Measured in Quarts, That it will Take To fill the Transmission will Approximately be 2 Quarts More than the Number of Inches of your Torque Converter. Real Drag Racers Use a Trans-Brake The trans-brake allows the driver to mat the gas and not have to hold the brakes. Its features include the following components and modifications nothing but the best : We start by cleaning the case in our hot cleaner. This is even true for transmissions that are abused, I mean driven, by people like me that almost always mat the gas at the light. Or is it just as much wear as coming to a complete stop 5 or 6 times from 70mph? Shown here is a Teflon ring.
Set the clutch pack clearance to. Danger: Never Spool Engine in Park, Doing so Will cause serous damage to Engine and Transmission First pull the car into the water, with a 3 speed transmission, put the car in 2nd gear, get the tires spinning then shift into high gear, this is preferred, but you can start in 1st shift to 2nd then to high gear, get into high gear as soon as possible. See our pricing table below for hard parts and upgrade costs. No button activation for reverse gear. No wonder the motor didn't last long! Since you are basically applying full engine power to the tires at the loaded stall speed of the torque converter, traction may become a problem.
If the car wants to walk to one side on burnouts, is normally because you did not get both tires wet enough and one is trying to bite as the other is spinning. Some seals are metal here. So, with the stock 1800 stall, and a line lock. I am new at this. If you want the hard hitting initial move off the starting line like what you get by dumping the clutch on a manual transmission, but with the ease of use of an automatic transmission then an automatic transmission brake valve body is what you need. When you release the button, max torque and max horsepower are instantly translated to the rear wheels. This lets you use all of the stall built into the converter.
Lots of crap to figure out, but I think you have a pretty good handle on it for being a bit new at it. On Power-Glides with a 2 Quart after Market Deep Pan the Totoal Amount of Fluid, Measured in Quarts, That it will Take To fill the Transmission will Approximately be the same Number of Inches and your Torque Converter. We disassemble the valve body and check all valves for proper motion. This practice is only marginally effective because the engine power through the transmission eventually overcomes the brakes and pushes the car forward. They are also used mostly with other electronic devices, for quicker reaction times and consistency in et's.
All pricing includes core cost for 91-98 Early style cores. If you would like a further definition of what a transbrake is and how it works, please. It does not include the converter cut and clean, or hard parts. The problem with a line lock is that it locks up the brake system. Pull away from the water fairly aggressively for a few feet, and then lift quickly off the throttle.
Pull the handle, tightening the band on the driveshaft locking it in place, shift into gear, mat the gas, and wait for the green with your right hand on the brake handle. More distance for the suspension to travel. For a daily street driver, I think I will install a cheaper and less invasive line-lock. Place stands under suspension to duplicate vehicle at ride height. Reminds me of a very young bull and a very old bull. Strangely enough, trans-brakes are pretty cheap, usually running right around 120 bucks. However, it sure puts some wear on the rear shoe's as the torque overpowers the brakes to spin the tires.
Safety is no place to cheap out! This can cause problems down the road in the brake system. With the transbrake engaged transmission locked , the engine throttle can be increased to any position opening in preparation for launch without the race driver worrying about the car creeping forward. The main purpose of a trans brake is so that a driver can mat the gas at the line with the transbrake engaged, and the car will not move. Carefully cut them with a pocket knife and pull them out of the grooves. This model is a full manual shift with reverse valve body transbrake for race use, or for those who prefer to shift manually at all time. The trans-brake is one of those advantages. Actually, with my current configuration, I don't make it to 1500 or so before the rear wheels start to break loose from the brake shoes.