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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR POWERGLIDE
PRO TREE LOW AND HIGH GEAR BRAKE KIT (#12025)
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Caution: Trans-brake can be activated in low and high gears.
It is imperative that you install a
between trans-brake solenoid and 12V source. A power-interrupting device will
totally disable trans-brake solenoid for a predetermined amount of time. This device will prevent
accidental re-engagement of the trans-brake in high gear during the run. Re-engagement of the trans-
brake in high or low gear will cause the rear tires to lock up.
The scope of these instructions will be aimed at the installation of this kit and it is assumed that the
transmission will be rebuilt properly to work with this valve body. If necessary refer to a transmission
manual for detailed instructions on disassembly and reassembly of the Powerglide transmission.
The transmission needs to be completely disassembled, including the reverse piston, and thoroughly
1. Next it is necessary to drill the reverse passage.
With a 3/16” drill, drill all the way through the case
as shown [(Figure #1, & Figure #2,) (2 places.)]
Then, from the inside, of the case, open up the
holes to 13/32”, until the drill intersects the ports
from the bottom of the case (Figure #3).
2. Now drill 13/32” hole from the bottom port, until you
intersect the previously drilled holes (Figure #4.)
After deburring the holes and cleaning the case,
reassembly can be started.
3. It is recommended to stack the reverse pack with 5
frictions and 6 steels. With a reverse piston
thickness of .900” you should get a clutch pack
clearance of .050” - .060” which can be checked
through the inspection hole in the bottom of the
case. Replace the stock return springs with the
springs furnished in the kit and reassemble the
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5. Install new valve body. You must have the brake
valve and spring in its bore as you put the valve
body in place.
The brake valve will not fit through
the hole in the case.
Make sure the
selector valve is properly aligned with linkage pin.
Tighten valve body bolts to 132 in-lbs
6. Install solenoid and gasket/o-ring.
7. On a shorty transmission, install a gasket
between shorty plate and case. The block off
required. On a standard length
transmission, install block off plate in between
rear support and case without gasket. This will
prevent pressure leak in the reverse apply
circuits. An improper seal between the case and
rear support will cause trans-brake failure.
8. Install filter and tighten bolts to 36 in-lbs.
9. Reinstall pan and tighten bolts to 72 – 108 in-lbs.
10. Proper low band adjustment is crucial. Tighten
adjusting screw to 70 in-lbs. Loosen screw 3 ½
turns and tighten lock nut.
11. Check and maintain proper fluid level
Cooler fittings should never be plugged.
If a cooler is not used, connect the lines
together with a loop.
After assembly of transmission is completed, necessary wiring for the solenoid can be done. Position the
momentary switch on the shifter or wherever it is comfortable. Run a wire from lead of switch to a twelve
volt source, the other lead is connected to the red (+) wire on the solenoid. The black (-) wire on the
solenoid should be connected to a good clean chassis ground. Be sure to use good wiring connections.
Adjustable Regulator Pre-Set at 235-240 PSI, Approximately 8 PSI Per Turn.
Adjustable operating range is 185 min. - 290 max. PSI.
Your Pro Tree Low and High Gear Valve Body is designed to have a reverse lockout safety feature. To
engage reverse, the shifter must be placed in reverse and the trans-brake switch must be depressed
Pro Tree 5 Kit Components
1. Valve body assembly with manual valve.
2. Modulator gasket/o-ring.
4. Pro Tree brake valve and spring.
5. Rear block off plate.
6. Rev. clutch springs. (17)
If you have any questions regarding the proper installation and/or operation of a Coan Racing product,
please call (765) 456-3957. You may also fax us at (765) 456-3960, or e-mail at
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for thirty days from the original date of purchase to be free from flaws in material and craftsmanship. The
warranty is non-transferable. Under no circumstances will Coan Engineering extend its warranty to
products, new or repaired, which have been abused, misused, or incorrectly installed. Disassembly of
any product by means other than a Coan Engineering technician will void any potential warranty. All
warranty claims must be accompanied by the original invoice and are subject to the approval of Coan
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removal of any Coan Racing product.
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