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hector

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kick down question
« on: June 07, 2010, 10:04:26 PM »
hey guys i need some help and i thought u could help so i had my 289 rbuilt and i got a new edellbrock 4 barrell carb. and now the car wont kick down i dont have a lot of knowledge in cars but ive been told that its the kick down rod i think  i see the kick down rod but i dont see it connected to the accelerator  rod or what ever its called if any of u have a pic of how its connected or some info. im pretty sure when the guys put it back together they didnt do it right  i think im missing something but i dont know what it looks like thanks for everything and i hope to heat from u guys soon

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Re: kick down question
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010, 10:40:26 PM »
You've crossed into the realm of modified so the only help I can give you is to describe the stock installation and you will have to find a way to adapt.
The early 65 V8 kickdown uses a bracket mounted to the intake manifold on the left hand side as a pivot point for a bell crank. There is a spring and another bracket attached to the center bolt on the valve cover for return. From the rear of the bell crank there is a long rod that goes to the transmission to an arm on the shifter selector shaft. The arm is pushed down to down shift. The whole thing is activated by a bend in the stock accelerator adjustable rod that goes from the accelerator pedal rod to the carburetor.
Late 65 and all 66 V8 cars use an arm attached to the accelerator pedal rod that is attached to an arm on the transmission shift selector shaft by a 6 inch long (aprox) cable. It pulls the arm forward.
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Re: kick down question
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2010, 04:13:12 AM »
Jim's right about having to adapt the rod connection from the carb to the transmission.  I'm not real familiar with the Edelbrock carbs so can't give you any advice regarding how to connect the rod to the carb, but you may just have to devise and restructure the rod connection.  I think I would get hold of an Edelbrock carb expert and ask for their advice, because obviously this mod has been done before.  I believe Edelbrock makes a kick down kit that you can buy from them to make the transition.  Call them......Maybe this kit will do the trick. 
http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive_new/mc/carbs_acc/access_throttle.shtml

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Re: kick down question
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2010, 06:43:17 PM »
thanks for the help my friend and i made it work we had to make a little bracket to make it work thanks once again

 

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