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Old 11-28-2008, 04:46 PM
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Default Kickdown Problems

The work on my '59 is about finished, except for paint and the interior being redone. The one remaining problem regards the lack of a passing gear... The COM was rebuilt and everything seems to be fine.. Except when you try to kick it down into passing gear. The kickdown is not working right. I have used the search engine and looked through all the posts regarding "tranny kickdown", but have not found what I am looking for in the way of trying to determine the problem.

The kickdown rod seems to be hooked up right. In fact, nothing was changed, that I now of, when they disconnected the tranny to take it out to overhaul it. I do not know if the kickdown was working when I got the car. I dont remember if it was ever checked out.

Can anyone give me any ideas as to what to check for, or how to set it up to work right? My mechanic friend tried to adjust it, but never got it to where it would kick in. Same thing goes for the shop my COM was overhauled at. They have the Bird and will work on it some more to see if they can get the kickdown to kick in. So far, they have not had any luck either. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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