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Use these detailed Instruction Sheets as you build your winning race car. You can find detailed installation guides for powerglide and other racing transmissions, transbrake installation kits, and other do it yourself projects.

Electric Shifter Instructions - BTE 7000

Kit Contains: 4 - 1/4 Flat Washers 4 - 1/4 Lock Washers 4 - 1/4 - 20 x 3/4 Bolts 4 - 1/4 x 20 Nuts 1 - Solenoid 1 - 30 AMP Fuse 1 - 90 degree mount bracket   In most cases, the MSD RPM Activated Switch is a good choice for triggering this shifter. If you use another brand, follow their instructions for installation. 1. Attach Solenoid to shifter. 2. Place relay and RPM Activated Switch in convenient locations. YELLOW - Not used RED - To a switched 12V source BLACK -... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Friday, December 30, 2016 | 0 comments

BTE Quick Charge Alternator Instruction Sheet

Items included: Alternator Alternator Mounting Bracket Mounting Bolts Fan Belt Rectifier Pulley (Less Bolts) STEP 1: Mount pulley to balancer. STEP 2: Mount alternator bracket to either side of front motor mounting holes with bolts provided. 3/8" for Small Block, 7/16" for Big Block. Bracket is made to be used with a 3/8" thick motor plate. If there is no motor plate or you are using a thinner plate, the... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Friday, December 30, 2016 | 0 comments

Powerglide Bracket Brake Valve Body - BTE 248260

Please read instructions completely, then follow each step to install valve body. BTE™ 248260 Kit Contains: (1) SolenoidOne  (1) Brake ValveOne  (1) Brake Valve Spring For the best performance this kit should be installed by someone with automatic transmission experience. We recommend following a transmission repair manual for disassembly and assembly, which BTE can supply you with. The Super Bracket kit functions in low gear when brake button is... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Friday, December 30, 2016 | 0 comments

Powerglide Full Manual Valve Body - BTE 244200

POWERGLIDE FULL MANUAL VALVE BODY SHIFT PATTERN – FORWARD: LOW, DRIVE, NEUTRAL, REVERSE, PARK Please read instructions completely, then follow each step to install valve body. Installation of the  BTE  Full Manual Valve Body will eliminate any automatic features. The transmission will have to be manually shifted into all gears. BTE™ 244200 Kit Contains: One (1) BTE Full Manual Valve Body One (1) Modulator Plug IMPORTANT:  Before you begin... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Friday, December 30, 2016 | 0 comments

Super-Pro Brake Valve Body (Powerglide) - BTE 2282

SUPER-PRO BRAKE VALVE BODY (POWERGLIDE) INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS   This kit should be installed by someone familiar with automatic transmission repair and assembly. BTE recommends following a Transmission Repair Manual for disassembly and assembly. BTE can supply you with this manual.   BTE Super-Pro Style Brake valve body functions only in low gear when the transmission brake button is activated. Reverse will only function with the shifter in reverse and Transmission... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Friday, December 30, 2016

Dual Ring Powerglide Servo - BTE 2485, BTE 248501, BTE 248502

BTE 2485 Dual Ring Powerglide Servo with Rubber O-Rings BTE 248501 Dual Ring Powerglide Servo with Steel Rings BTE 248502 Dual Ring Powerglide Servo with Teflon Rings STEP 1: Inspect servo bore and remove any burrs or sharp edges. Show special attention to the comer at the intersection of the feed hole and any scratches in the bore diameter. STEP 2: Coat the servo bore and o-rings with transmission lubricant. STEP 3: Cover the feed hole with approximately a .005 inch... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Friday, December 30, 2016 | 0 comments

350 Full Manual Valve Body - BTE 321000

TURBO 350 FULL MANUAL VALVE BODY FORWARD SHIFT PATTERN (P-R-N-3-2-1) Please read instructions completely, then follow each step to install valve body. BTE™ 321000 Kit Contains: One (1) Valve Body One (1) Valve Body Spacer Plate One (1) Small Valve Body to Spacer Gasket One (1) Large Valve Body to Spacer Gasket Two (2) Plugs One (1) 2-3 Performance Transfer Plate One (1) Modulator Plug STEP 1:  Allow transmission to cool before installation. Place gear shift... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Friday, December 30, 2016 | 0 comments

Turbo 350 Transbrake - BTE 321500

TURBO 350 TRANSBRAKE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Please follow the following instructions for installing BTE’s 350 transbrake valve body. This reverse pattern valvebody (Park-Reverse-Neutral-First-Second-Third) is designed to work only with non-lockup units. If you have any questions, please call our tech line 662-851-3213. Parts list QTY DESCRIPTION 1 BTE 321500 Transbrake Valvebody 1 Separator Plate 2 ... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Thursday, December 29, 2016 | 0 comments

Turbo 400 Full Manual Valve Body - BTE 401100

Turbo 400 Full Manual Valve Body Reverse Shift Pattern (P-R-N-1-2-3) Please read instructions completely, then follow each step to install valve body. BTE™ 401100 Kit Contains: One (1) Turbo 400 Full Manual Valve Body One (1) Separator Plate and Gaskets One (1) Pressure Regulator Spring One (1) 2nd Gear Release Spring One (1) Vacuum Modulator Plug and O-Ring Two (2) 1/4" Check Balls STEP 1: Drain oil and remove transmission from vehicle. Remove oil pan. ... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Wednesday, December 28, 2016 | 0 comments

Turbo 400 Super Pro TransBrake Valve Body - BTE 401500

Turbo 400 Super Pro TransBrake Valve Body Reverse Shift Pattern (P-R-N-1-2-3) Please read instructions completely, then follow each step to install valve body. BTE™ 401500 Kit Contains: One (1) Turbo 400 Super Pro Valve Body One (1) BTE 4498 Solenoid One (1) Separator Plate Sixteen (16) Direct High Gear Springs One (1) Return Valve Spring & Solenoid Brake Valve One (1) Pressure Regulator Spring One (1) 1/4" Steel Check Ball Two (2) Gaskets NOTE:... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Tuesday, December 27, 2016 | 0 comments

Ford C-4 Full Manual Reverse Shift Valve Body - BTE 421000

Ford C-4 Full Manual Reverse Shift Valve Body Shift Pattern: PRN123 BTE 42100 Kit Contains: 1-Manual Valve Body 1-Intermediate Servo Gasket 1-1/8”x 27 Pipe Plug 1-3/8” Check Ball NOTE: This kit is not intended for installation in a transmission in poor general condition. It will not correct a malfunctioning or... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Monday, December 26, 2016 | 0 comments

C-4 Transbrake Full Manual Valve Body - BTE 421500

C-4 Transbrake Full Manual Valve Body Shift Pattern: PRN123 BTE 421500 Kit Contains: QTY     DESCRIPTION One(1)   Transbrake Valve Body One(1)   Brake Valve and Spring One(1)   Rear Servo One(1)   Ring One(1)   Tap One(1)   Solenoid NOTE: For push in style modulator case only (not for screw in modulator), please note that this is a pro-tree style brake and the transbrake solenoid must be engaged to back up. STEP 1 Make sure... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Sunday, December 25, 2016 | 0 comments

C-4 Billet Servo with Cover - BTE 428520

    <div class="pageNote"> <h3 class="instruction_title"> C-4 Billet Servo with Cover</h3> <p> <strong>BTE 428520 Kit Contains: </strong><br> QTY &nbsp; DESCRIPTION<br> One(1) &nbsp; Magnum Billet Servo Cover<br> One(1) &nbsp; Servo Piston and Apply Pin<br> Two(2) &nbsp; Servo Seals<br> One(1) &nbsp; O-Ring<br> One(1) &nbsp; Heavy Duty Servo Cover... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Saturday, December 24, 2016 | 0 comments

Linelock Solenoid - BTE 46000

LINELOCK SOLENOID Linelock/Roll Control Linelock uses 1/8 NPT. Different size adapters will be required for all other applications. Adapters not included. Electrical connections - either wire can be used, there is no polarity. One wire goes to ground, other wire goes to switch. Use 5 amp fuse from switch to 12-volt source. We highly recommend that all installations be performed by a professional. Not recommended for use with ABS brake systems. Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Friday, December 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Ford C-6 Full Manual Reverse Valve Body - BTE 621000

Ford C-6 Full Manual Reverse Valve Body Shift Pattern: PRN123 BTE 621000 Kit Contains: QTY   DESCRIPTION One(1)   Full Manual Valve Body One(1)   1/8 x 27 Pipe Plug One(1)   Intermediate Servo Gasket NOTE: This kit is not intended for installation in a transmission in poor general condition. It will not correct a malfunctioning or slipping transmission. Before you begin installation allow transmission to cool to avoid burns from hot fluid or parts.... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Thursday, December 22, 2016 | 0 comments

BTE SFI Flexplate

BTE SFI Flexplate Kit Contains: 1 Flexplate 1 SFI 29.1 Certification Sticker Drain plug replacement (1/8” NPT x 5/16” L) (SB & BB Ford ONLY) Step 1 Clean and inspect all parts (verify that the serial number on the sticker matches the number engraved on the flexplate). Step 2 Punch out the date on the sticker before applying to the flexplate. Step 3 Using a rubber mallet or block of wood, tap the flexplate into place onto the flange of the crankshaft. Tap it evenly and... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | 0 comments

Heavy Duty Powerglide Tailhousing - BTE PGH-4

Heavy Duty Powerglide Tailhousing Installation Instructions BTE's new heavy duty tailhousing is a must in all extreme motorsports applications. Featuring a superior roller bearing secured by a snap ring, this tailhousing can be modified to accept BTE's new MAGNUM Series Planetary STEP 1 Remove Stock Tailhousing. STEP 2 Using the included bolts and washers, install the BTE heavy duty tailhousing torquing bolts to 35 ft./lbs. STEP 3 To ensure proper function, measure... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | 0 comments

Powerglide Transmission Shield (SFI) Installation Sheet

Read instructions before starting. Remove the bolts as shown in Figure 1 and Figure 2 only (2) bolts in Figure 1 . Place rear mounting brackets in position and secure with original bolts as shown in Figure 1 & Figure 2 . Use the longer of the small brackets on left side of transmission. Do Not Tighten .   Position longest bracket at lowest point on converter cover flange on left side of transmission as shown in Figure 2 . Secure with 1/4" x 3/4" socket... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Torque Converter & Transmission Installation Instructions

Removal Step 1 Before you begin - let vehicle cool for about an hour. Disconnect battery. Raise vehicle and support on jackstands. The higher you raise it, the easier it is to work under. Step 2 Drain oil from transmission by removing the drain plug. Now is a good time to install a new Drain Plug Kit. If your pan does not have a drain plug you can remove bolts from one end, allowing bolts on the other end to hold the pan. The pan will drop down, allowing the fluid to run out the end.... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Monday, December 12, 2016 | 0 comments