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Old 08-18-2008, 10:34 AM
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I don't have a kick down hooked up yet, for now I have been manually shifting. I have a ratchet floor shifter in her(fun to shift!!)
I see you have a LOKAR installation, I am assuming of your design. I see what may be a provision for the kickdown rod (or cable).

Can you describe the assembly? Is it custom or store bought?
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:53 AM
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Nice intake set up.

I like the home-made fan shroud as well. Can u tell a cooling difference?
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Nice intake set up.

I like the home-made fan shroud as well. Can u tell a cooling difference?

I definitely notice a difference now. Last summer, I couldn't get her to stay cool, while cruising through town, As so many of us.

Last week she sat running for about 1/2hour and never got above 200. and it was about 90-95 out. while slow rolling through town she stays at about 195-190. I am very happy with the results so far.



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I see you have a LOKAR installation, I am assuming of your design. I see what may be a provision for the kickdown rod (or cable).

Can you describe the assembly? Is it custom or store bought?
I winded up going with a lokar cable and pedal and found some $10 bracket at the local auto shop. I started fabricating a bracket and rod that would utilize the existing pedal, but when I saw the this cable bracket for $10 I figure why waste time when I could spend $50 for a lokar pedal and cable. I mounted the pedal on the firewall, drilled a hole through the fiewall and mounted the cable through that.

I can take some pics tonight of the pedal and cable assembly if you are interested.

There is a spot for a kickdown cable on the bracket, I would need to see where i could attach the cable to(on the carbs) for it to for it to work properly.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:06 PM
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I winded up going with a lokar cable and pedal and found some $10 bracket at the local auto shop. I started fabricating a bracket and rod that would utilize the existing pedal, but when I saw the this cable bracket for $10 I figure why waste time when I could spend $50 for a lokar pedal and cable. I mounted the pedal on the firewall, drilled a hole through the fiewall and mounted the cable through that.

I can take some pics tonight of the pedal and cable assembly if you are interested.

There is a spot for a kickdown cable on the bracket, I would need to see where i could attach the cable to(on the carbs) for it to for it to work properly.
So the mounting bracket is LOKAR also? Yes, if you could take some close-ups.
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Actually, I think the bracket is a Mr. Gasket, I did some minor rigging on that one. Lokar makes one that is a perfect fit for the cable I bought, but at the time I was going a different route.

Here are some close ups:















let me know if you want to see other angles, hopefully these will help.
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I really appreciate your time on these. I am trying to figure out how to actuate the kickdown, again using a cable (for clean appearance). My thought is to have a cable run on the passenger side of the carbs to be initiated properly (reverse pull). Have you given much thought as how to design the kickdown?
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are you running a 3X2 also? What Trans do you have?

I agree, if we were to fabricate something it would also have to be on the Passenger side. I have seen a Lokar setup that removes the tripower linkage altogether and routes the throttle and kickdown from the front passenger side of the car. I will try to locate it today and attach the link.

I think the cable setup looks clean, removes a lot of bulky rods and brackets, although I have seen a setup or two with rods that look real nice.
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John Draxler posted this on the Digest, in case someone wants one. He may have info on kickdowns.


Posted by: "John Draxler" jdrax@tds.net piezy
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Hi guys
I found a friend of mine without email has 2 complete tripower setups
they have been rebuilt by Joe B. who is the pro on these things
they are both show ready
contact him if interested
Terry at 217-473-1989 or 217-245-5468
tell him I sent you
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7158 Co. Rd. B, Pittsville, WI 54466
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here is the link to the Lokar setup:
http://www.lokar.com/product-descrip...barrygrant.htm


Thanks for the info fomoco, that looks like a good source. I know the challenging part of all this is that the tripower was not an option for 58-60 birds, so a lot of the brackets and connectors did not exist.
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:48 PM
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are you running a 3X2 also? What Trans do you have?

I agree, if we were to fabricate something it would also have to be on the Passenger side. I have seen a Lokar setup that removes the tripower linkage altogether and routes the throttle and kickdown from the front passenger side of the car. I will try to locate it today and attach the link.

I think the cable setup looks clean, removes a lot of bulky rods and brackets, although I have seen a setup or two with rods that look real nice.
No. A fellow at another board is modifying a 1966 PARKLANE, the problem being that most 3X2 setups were for STD. TRANS. The kits were available over the counter (complete 3X2 changeover kits for either trans type) for automatics but cannot find the included instruction sheet that would give linkage details.

The LOKAR setup-



-appears to be for installations with forward mounted fuel bowls. It is a clean design though.

If one could modify such an arrangement to work on the opposite side, it would be one clean installation. The throttle cable would have to be mounted @ the bottom of the fuel throttle shaft lever and the kickdown @ the top to work backwards. Have a feature that would allow the adjustment of the passing gear cut-in point. It seems to me a specially custom made mounting bracket would do the trick. One could then retain either the OEM linkage or the linkage style shown (LOKAR) with Heim Joints.
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