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Old 07-06-2007, 05:22 PM
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Kick down cable options?

got a 350 SB and a 350 turbo tranny. My kick down cable seems to be do long and doesn't kick down enough when i push WOT. It seems to be pulled all the way back. Do any of you guys have any other tricks or setups that might work so help adjust it. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-06-2007, 07:25 PM
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Well do you have a another place to hook it up?

A picture would help.

The further away from the center pivot point will give you increased action.

Or you might have the wrong cable for your application.

You might be able to put a aftermarket throttle bracket on it to move the mount back some .

Its about $20 & its chrome, or make your own if you are fabrication oriented.




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The cable is adjustable. There is a plastic nut that can be turned to move the cable housing in or out in relation to the bracket on the rear of the carb.

Or the cable could be worn out and stretched to the point of not doing it's job anymore.
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I'll try and get a pic, i keep the truck at another location. The mount is farthest back on the intake. The adjustment looks like it is all the way back. The cable looks like a braded wire, do those get stretched out? About how much are new ones?
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i forgot i had taken this pic after i installed the brake booster and cylinder. Ignore the brazing rod for a throttle linkage, i have since updated. The guy i bought the truck from had some crazy hookups on there. Kind of like a cracker jack box never really now what is inside until you open the box.
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It's tough for me to see in the pic...but, I did put a Edelbrock 3701 on my BIL's 78 4x4, but used the factory carb...anyway, the bracket for the kick down cable sat too low for the carb and wanted to bind, so I had to make a spacer to line things up since the carb now sat higher.

Any chance the PO may have bent the bracket or used something else and got it in the wrong position, or moutend the bracket wrong? IIRC it should be mounted on the last two holes on the intake.

Also, I'm not sure if it can be done or not and my memory isn't that good, but could the kickdown and throttle connection on the carb be swapped/reversed?
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You can try this. From under the hood, pull the carb linkage to WOT and then try pulling the kickdown forward. If it moves more,,,,it needs adjusted/fixed/replaced. If it does NOT move any more forward, you may have a problem in the trans or the cable may have come loose inside the trans. Could be one or another but will take some checking to find the cause.

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Did you already pull up the black, plastic adjustment tab behind the bracket and readjust the cable length that sticks out beyond the bracket and carb hook-up?
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I could be wrong ... been that way before but is there not a separate linkage hook up on that style carb? Just be hind the main throttle linkage.





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I pulled the linkage to WOT and the kick down cable still has about 1/2 inch of play after doing what jmark suggested. I put some spacers in the thier to test and it seems better. Going to pick up another cable as soon as i can to replace. Thanks guys.
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