Re: Torqueflite Kickdown
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Re: Torqueflite Kickdown



"Kickdown" linkage is actually a misnomer. It is, in actuality, "Throttle Pressure" linkage. It controls the application pressure of the bands and clutches internally to the trans. As Gary said, it causes the bands and clutches to slip[ under load, eventually frying the trans...like driving with a 4-speed clutch half-engaged all the time.
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Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2017 9:37 AM
Subject: Re: Torqueflite Kickdown

Nick,
 
I have that info. in my files but bottom line, he will destroy his transmission; best he get that linkage properly installed and functioning.
Most likely allowing clutch-packs to slip under load; friction/heat...failure.
 
Gary P.
 
Sent: Saturday, June 24, 2017 9:33 AM
Subject: Torqueflite Kickdown
 

The owner of a '64 Barracuda pulls into our cruise last night. Showing us his new 360 LA install. While talking about the intake and carb he said I could not hook up the kickdown linkage, so I'm just going to leave it disconnected because I don't need passing gear anyway. I thought doing this would harm the tranny, but could not remembered what it was. Does anyone know what the problem or damage may be so I can pass it along.


Thanks,


Nick Tiberio

FuryUs63

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