This modification of the boost valve avoids the run away high line pressure in reverse. Step 3: Remove Separator Plate The separator plate and separator plate gaskets can now be removed. A transmission repair manual is a must. Early units, pre-'71, will have the smooth inner race style drum on the right. For a heavy duty application: 3rd gear shift use 0. Step 5: Strip and Clean Case The case is now stripped down for cleaning.
This firms up the 2-3 shift. Usually included are all the bands, clutches, seals, sealing rings, gaskets and a filter and drain plug. Step 4: Remove Governor Filter Locate and remove the governor filter. The center support must line up with the holes in the case, you can see two angle cut tangs on the center support in about the 8 and 10 o'clock positions as pictured, these can be used to line it up properly. Step 4: Remove Manual Shaft Remove the retaining pin for the manual shaft, and slide the manual shaft out of the case.
Remove Forward Drum Clutch, Direct Drum and Band Step 1: Remove Forward Drum Clutch Get a firm hold on the input shaft and pull the forward clutch drum from the case. With these steps complete, the gear train assembly is ready for installation into the Reid case. Some have a seal as part of the solenoid, while others require a separate seal. The venerable Powerglide, long regarded as the bulletproof, go-to drag racing transmission, has slowly gained some company from the Turbo 400, as Nichols went on to tell us. There are two steel governor fluid tubes out the rear of the main valve body. I wish it told you more about high performance modifications than it did. As Nichols tell us, Hughes uses this direct drum in high-powered applications for a number of reasons, including less rotating weight resulting in less stress on the intermediate spray during the 1-2 gear change.
Original unmodified center support is on the right in the photo. Having looked in-depth at many of the components going into this transmissions, assembly of the build begins with installation of the intermediate shaft into the rear ring gear which is located inside the planetary output carrier. This is the direct drum sitting in the case. You can now remove the transmission linkage and parking pawl shift rod from the case. With the direct drum in, the assembly process is continued by placing the forward clutch hub into the forward drum, installing the forward clutch pack into the forward drum, and finishing the forward drum assembly with installation of the direct clutch hub and the snap ring that retains it.
These have a reverse P-R-N-1-2-3 pattern. You can eliminate this feature by performing the following modifications to the valve body. What this does is eliminates accumulator function on the 2-3 shift. It helps to heat the rings in hot water before installing so that they will stretch easier. When excess charge pressure is generated into the torque converter it can then be physically thrust forward from that high fluid pressure. Like I would like to no how much stronger a specific modification makes it.
Prior to removing the oil pump, it is a good idea to take an input shaft endplay reading. The Monster Minion Transmission features: the latest technology in our industry with the best internal components for increased strength, dependable performance and monster torque capacity. This process is begun by installing the direct clutch pack in to the direct drum, which is then placed into the transmission. Over the years, he has photographed several major auto racing events, sports, news journalism, portraiture, and everything in between. It is held in place with some assembly grease.
Even the factory gear sets can handle upwards of 2,000 horsepower. There were several different styles used. Now you will need to lift the rear assembly and install. Very early units used a side-mounted filter. This results in a very positive 2-3 shift. The dyno test procedure also serves to break in the transmission so that it is ready to use and race once installed in the customers vehicle.
Re-install the piston in the bore. Note that I have installed the end of an old speedometer cable to pry on it to avoid damaging the threads. Custom modification of the center support. Soaking it with engine cleaner or a heavy-duty degreaser helps the process. A piece of plastic from a paint can cap that is cut to size can be used to install and size the rings. Some performance vendors sell a brace that helps prevent case lug breakage.
Remove Clutch Pack, Output Shaft and Low Band Step 1: Remove Clutch Pack With a large screwdriver, remove the intermediate clutch retaining ring, backing plate, and clutch pack. You tap the hole and install the set screw available from any hardware store. Step 2: Remove Retaining Ring Remove the center support retaining ring, center support, and backing spacer ring not used on all models. This firms up the 2-3 shift. Check the condition of the band lining and the surface on the drum where it applies. Next are the forward, direct, and intermediate clutch packs — a combination of red racing forward and direct clutch packs and High Energy frictions intermediate clutch packs.