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A dashpot? what in the world is that?
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Look in your Parts And Accessories Catalogs for Ford number 9B549. There's a picture of one in the ILLUSTRATIONS Catalog on pg.315, just below the carb base plate.

Then, go to your TEXT Catalog and scroll down until you find 9B549 (in bold print on the left side). You can find exactly which one came on your engine. - Dave
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Here's a photo of the current set-up:
Yeah, the kick down rod is too short. See how the kick down lever and rod sits back stretching the return spring?

Let us know how the extension works.

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You need a dashpot also. HOLLEY makes a universal that looks and works well on applications such as yours.
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I have no idea what the mechanism is inside the transmission that performs the "kickdown" function. How would a person know if the transmission is the problem?

I have a Hurst V-Matic II shifter, and when in ratchet ("manual") mode, I can shift down from 3rd to 2nd with no issues.
If the kick down does not function, you go through a diagnostic sequence. It could be as simple as an out of adjustment to diagnosing a trans problem.

There is a lever on the left side of the trans case next to the gear selector lever. The accelerator through the kick down rod initiates this lever and second (passing) gear is achieved when the extra power is needed. This is an automatic feature where one will not have to move the main selector lever. It is for old farts like me.

Your shifter enables kick down manually (as does a SELECT-SHIFT trans) when the gear selector is moved to 2. We can do that also, but most with this type of car are not performance orientated as are the younger set...
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What does a dashpot do? How does it work? Holley site says it is for Manual transmissions... mine's an auto...

The car seems to run ok now, I just need the kickdown to function, for those times when I feel like wasting some gasoline (that's about the only result.... beside making my kids shriek with excitement and my wife roll her eyes at me)

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Old 05-31-2010, 05:42 PM
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A dashpot? what in the world is that?
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As Kultulz suggested, you need a dashpot to prevent your torque converter from stalling the engine.
Below are illustration(s) of the dashpot (not OEM but aftermarket)-





I need to find OEM photos-
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Holley site says it is for Manual transmissions...
Their description is incorrect. A STD trans car does not need one. Keep reading about the mounting brackets and it is described correctly there.

If you have an AT with either a high curb idle (cam choice) or HI-STALL converter, you may not need one.
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Gary, you have an excellent handle on what's really happening. I just learned a few things about my linkage from you.

Thanks.
Well, that is questioned here on a daily basis. Maybe I can get you to come over, pump a few MICHELOB LITES into you and you can let my old lady know I am worth something...
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"If you have an AT with either a high curb idle (cam choice) or HI-STALL converter, you may not need one. "

Well... the curb idle is a bit higher due to the cam, but I was told the transmission has the stock converter yet. When the car is in gear at stoplights, it seems to really drag the engine down...more so than my daily drivers.
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Does the engine want to stall when you come to a traffic light (you let your foot off the accelerator and apply the brake pedal)?

Do you have to apply slight pressure to the fuel pedal to keep it from stalling?
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