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I wonder what's faster . . . a scaled chicken . . . or a scalded cat??

In reading this kickdown thread, I'm wondering how hard would it be to update these to the vacuum modulated part throttle kickdown.

My 65 had a cruis-o-anchor. That thing was sweet, driving around town, give it 1/4 throttle and it would drop into 2nd.

A C6 is still the way to go in the long run, but doing this update would sure help. Much easier on the whole drive train.
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In reading this kickdown thread, I'm wondering how hard would it be to update these to the vacuum modulated part throttle kickdown.

My 65 had a cruis-o-anchor. That thing was sweet, driving around town, give it 1/4 throttle and it would drop into 2nd.

A C6 is still the way to go in the long run, but doing this update would sure help. Much easier on the whole drive train.
It is do-able but if one wants a correct restoration, it would not be.

A C6 upgrade would require removing the mechanical linkage.

The linkage system works fine but the trouble is few know how it works.
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A Chrysler 727 Torque-Flite operates off the same principal (the mech linkage).

As far as factory orig, you are correct. That would not be original (neither would a C6 - ha ha)

I am more interested in improving drivability and staying fairly close to stock.
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Great to hear the Rose is back on the street Ray. You'll be cutting up the roads in no time. Is it still driveable weather down your way?

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Hi Bill,

Oh, sure, it is driving weather most of the year here in South Central Texas. We get very few freezing days here, and seldom does it snow, though about 15-20 years or so ago, we got 14 1/2 inches of snow! That was certainly a shocker! The only times we really have to worry about is when it gets below freezing, and the roads and bridges freeze over, especially if it rains. We do not have the snow removal equipment that our members up north have. So if it snows here, everyone goes bonkers. Kids have a blast because, for many of them, it is the first time they have ever seen snow. It snowed here just north of San Antonio, a few days ago, and my grandchildren had a blast making small snowmen. In fact, two of them are still sitting in their freezer!
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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.
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What was the fix for the kickdown?
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Scott, Gary is no longer active on this Forum, so he will not be able to answer your question.
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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?
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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..
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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.

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