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Old 06-26-2003, 05:09 PM
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700R4 Shift Points

Has anyone installed the 700R4 using the Edelbrock 1406 Carb (600cfm), and either Genie, or Lokar TV cable. If so, how did you adjust for CORRECT shift points, kick down, etc.
I found out that the linkage geometry on the Carb is not correct (generic), so I located an after market "linkage adapter kit" that was supposed to correct this. It didn't -- still shifts erratically.
I've seen the writeups on BowTie's kit (brackets, TV Cable, modified Carb lever) for approx. $150., but am a bit gun shy. Anyone used this successfully?
Appreciate your comments.

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700 shift points

junk yard brackets, hardware sell brass piece with srew you can adjust cable where you need to have it set cost under 20 bucks.
any 350 200 700 brackets can be made to fit for cable on intake, they all where basicly the same in design. you can use another peice of cable at top if your is too short.
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Thnx., Airworld2, for your input.
My problem is not finding the brackets and cables ------- got those.
Trouble is that I find it impossible to adjust for correct shift points, and firmness (feel). Suspect the TV cable doesn't travel at the correct rate when the accelerator is depressed from idle to wide open throttle positions. Seems to be "a common problem" when using non-stock carbs/TV cables with the 700R4 - haywire throttle lever geometry?
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Many of us have gone thru the same growing pains as you and feel your pain!! You are on the right track in getting the geometry correct. The distance from the throttle pivot is critical as well as the off set. By this, I mean the angular position of the pivot points to the throttle shaft. Use the stock carb for a 700R4 as a proto type. Looking at the end of the throttle shaft, measure the distance the throttle cable pivot is from the throttle shaft as well as the clock position, and do the same for the TV cable pivot. As a check measure the distance between the throttle cable pivot and the TV cable pivot. Now duplicate these measurements on your carb setup and you will have the correct geometry. Then you have to go through the adjustment routine, which, in my opinion, requires some patience. If you are familiar with the OEM adjuster, you know how little movement is made when it is adjusted 1 click. It is my experience that 1 click can make a noticeable difference in shifting and in the aftermarket cables, it is more difficult to make these extremely small adjustments!!

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Trees is right on the money.

I had to make my linkage to get it right. on a edelbrock on a 502 with a 700. Be sure you have it right befor you drive it very much.

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Thanx Trees & Troy.

Appreciate your helpful suggestions.
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I have seen a bracket for sell that does this but im sorry i can not rember where.Probley in summit or jegs magazine.It was only like twenty bucks or so.It is really simple its just a kinda U shaped piece of metal with 3 or 4 holes drilled in it.One at the top one in the middle and so on.Its kinda hard to describe but the half moon shap would face the firewall and if you hook the tv cavle to the top hole it would not pull out as far or as quickly as if it was hooked on the bottom.I know this probley dont make sense but its the only way i can think to describe it. Anyways at least the is a bracket that is supose to let you fine tune it to shift just how you want it to.
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Old 07-14-2003, 09:11 AM
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You`v got to set it using the pressure readings or it wont be right
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Old 07-19-2003, 11:16 PM
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I found the bracket i was talking about.It is made by BOW TIE OVERDRIVES.It was in a super chevey mag,Feb 2002 i think.Anyways it said it was available for edlbrock Performer series,CarterAFB,Demon,and holley 4100 carburetots. I hope this helps.
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