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Old 08-10-2003, 05:59 AM
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TV cable issues on 200r4


After a disappointing night at the track I started looking very carefully at my engine for any number of issues that may have been slowing it down.

Since I recently installed a 2004R from Bow Tie Overdrives I thought I would look at the TV cable again.

Since I put it in and got the cable adjusted its been shifting great and I do love the OD gear.

However on close inspection I realized that the TV cable is preventing me from getting full throttle on my Holley carb.

After numerous discussions with the tech people from BowTieODs they're telling me that their TVMADEEZ system should work.

I'm here to tell you that with it hooked up I'm only able to get about 3/4 throttle.

I've been thinking alot about this. If the TV plunger valve has only 'x' amount of travel then how could I remedy this situation?

I'm stumped. I tried adjusting the TV cable so that there would be sufficient travel to allow for full throttle but that didnt work because there was not enough line pressure and the tranny slipped horribly. I only drove about 200 ft out of my driveway like this. I immediately pulled back in and reset it.

Does anyone else using TV made EZ have this problem?

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks for any input.


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Old 08-10-2003, 08:33 AM
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You can try modifying the attachment bracket on the throttle arm to where it is moved further back. The trick is to have zero slack in the cable at WOT.

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The problem is NOT the TV Made Ez system. If you un hook it, and get a friend to help you, have your friend sit in the driver seat and mash the gas pedal down to the floor. Now try to rotate your linkage "more". If you can, then you obviously have a problem with your throotle cable or accelerator pedal, not the TV system. Do not ignor the help they gave you, i've been through 4 trannies because the cheese ball companies I dealt with didnt know anything about the TV system. All they knew was you need instant pressure riase, but i didnt like the way it shifted. I bought the tv made ez system for my holley 4100 and it works great, i can adjust how it feel when I want.

These guys seem to know more than anyone else I have spoken to about these transmissions and the inner workings of them. So, it's something else. Sorry.
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