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  • #16
    Originally posted by YellowRose View Post
    Thanks, Gary, for the additional information. My kickdown problems have been solved. The kickdown is working like a champ now. They also found that my automatic choke had been hooked up wrong. It was always on, apparently because it was wired up backwards. I am told it really runs like a scalded chicken now. There is a big difference before and after that fix.
    Hi Gary

    What was the fix for the kickdown?
    Scott
    South Delta, BC, Canada
    1960 White T-Bird, PS, PB that's it
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    • #17
      Kickdown Problems

      Scott, Gary is no longer active on this Forum, so he will not be able to answer your question.

      Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
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      • #18
        Originally posted by YellowRose View Post
        Scott, Gary is no longer active on this Forum, so he will not be able to answer your question.
        Actually Ray, I think I meant to ask you, how did you solve your kick down problem?
        Scott
        South Delta, BC, Canada
        1960 White T-Bird, PS, PB that's it
        Red Leather Interior!
        www.squarebirds.org/users/sidewalkman
        Thunderbird Registry #61266
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        • #19
          Kickdown Problems

          Actually, Scott, that was about 7 years ago and the mechanic that was working on that problem is long gone and I can't ask him what he did. I think it was either an adjustment at the tranny connections, or the throttle linkage, but I am not even sure anymore if he even said... Unfortunately..

          Ray Clark - Squarebirds Administrator
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          "It's Hip To Be Square"
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          • #20
            Scott,

            Can you post a picture of the linkage on your intake manifold. You may be missing something or it may be out of adjustment.

            John
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            • #21
              Oh, it's definitely out of adjustment. The PO told me he cracked the original case, likely doing the reverse to first without stopping, and had to replace the transmission. I have no idea how long this one sat before going on this car but it's the same vintage, from a 1960 T-Bird (I got the motor it was attached to as well) because the seals are all dried out and until it's warm it slips like crazy, once it's warm though it's like a brand new transmission except for this.

              I got the shop manual yesterday from Larry's and quickly read through the adjustment procedure and it's step by step. Multiple steps, has to be done in order so I'm doing it tomorrow. I'll take pics and post it so next time it comes up there is a record.

              Doesn't look complicated, but from the looks of things mine is way out.
              Scott
              South Delta, BC, Canada
              1960 White T-Bird, PS, PB that's it
              Red Leather Interior!
              www.squarebirds.org/users/sidewalkman
              Thunderbird Registry #61266
              http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_g...ibrary/trl.htm

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