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Old 08-24-2005, 07:14 PM
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I have a TH-350 in my T-bucket. I had it rebuilt by a local tranny shop and they also put a shift kit in it. It shifts real strong as I assume it should with a shift kit. My question is the kickdown does not work. The cable is connected and adjusted properly. I was wondering if a shift kit typically disables the kickdown cabability. I was told that this is true. It not a big deal as I like to manually shift it anyway. I need to pull the pan, I have a new aluminum one, and while I have it off was wondering if there is somethis to check or adjust while I am in there. I am fairly certain the little rod is connected inside due to the fact that it feels springy when I pull on it.
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You might want to check the vaccum modulator, I know with those unhooked the trans will shift hard and late. Sounds to me like they disabled the downshift but I've not heard of this being done without the trans being made full manual, hope that helps some.
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There's a little wire link that connects the tranny end of the kickdown cable to a lever inside the tranny. If it's gone, the kickdown won't work.
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I also run the same configuration as you in my coupe, with a 3400 stall, loppy cam makes me do that. I do not have a kick down cable at all ,You can put an adjustable vacuum module on, a product made by B&M that will allow you to adjust the stoutness of the shift, if you are concerned about the shifting . I as you enjoy the manual shifting , up and down. I can run full automatic and do not notice any difference. Although the trans will not drop to a passing gear , with the ability to manually shift down that pretty well takes care of the problem. In a T your weight is so low you should be able to pretty much just stomp it and power around that slowmobile in your way, or of course down shift and wack it. I will add this the Trick Shift atf by B&M is a killer product. One more tid bit , the B&M folks do not mind answering intelligent questions when asked...
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