International 1210 Automatic Transmission 1972-1973, Trans-Brake Valve Body by TCI®. TCI Transbrake Valve Bodies allow you to achieve maximum torque converter stall and provide for quicker and more consistent reaction times and 60-foot times. This is due to the transbrake action which prevents an engine’s torque load from being transmitted through the drivetrain prior to launch. The transbrake acts in much the same manner as a manual clutch. Once it is engaged, the vehicle can neither roll forward nor backward, and as you press on the accelerator, the engine can turn RPM as high as the torque converter stall. Once the transbrake is released, the power is transmitted immediately to the rear tires in much the same manner as a manual clutch but with the parts saving advantage of the torque converter’s shock absorbing action.
- Transbrake action prevents torque load transmission through drivetrain before launch
- Vehicle will not be able to roll forward or backward
- Power is immediately transferred to rear tires, very similar to a manual clutch
One of the main brands of the COMP Performance Group, TCI® leads the pack in high performance aftermarket drivetrain products. The history of the company goes back to 1968 when it started supplying high performance transmission-related parts to a small group of drag racing enthusiasts. From that humble beginning in Memphis, Tennesse, the brand has gradually evolved into a world-leading manufacturer of torque converters and other drivetrain components that feature uncompromising durability. Currently located in Ashland, Mississippi, TCI continues to set the bar for high quality transmission torque converters and accessory parts. All TCI drivetrain components are designed by passionate and experienced engineers and manufactured using state-of-the-art equipment so you can be sure that they deliver performance and reliability unmatched in the industry. And above all else, every single TCI product undergoes rigorous quality control to ensure many years of failure-free operation.