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Installing a Newer Kickdown Cable on a older truck
« on: November 21, 2011, 08:31:50 AM »
It's been a while since I replaced a Kickdown Cable on a 94+ Dodge Truck, so I can't remember, but do they connect to a lever like the old kickdown linkage did? Or do they feed into the transmission casing like a Cheby?

I can't run a Kickdown Linkage on my PW50 (273/904), I barely have enough room to turn the distributor (firewall clearance) and nowhere near enough room for the bellcranks for the Kickdown.  The local Junkyard quoted me $5 for a Kickdown Cable, which is a big difference when compared to the outrageously overpriced Lokar setup.

Fabricating new brackets and mounting tabs is easy, but my memory sucks, so I can't remember what one of the 94+ kickdown cables looks like.
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    Re: Installing a Newer Kickdown Cable on a older truck
    « Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 08:42:30 AM »
    Connects from the carb to the lever just like the old rods did.
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    Re: Installing a Newer Kickdown Cable on a older truck
    « Reply #2 on: November 21, 2011, 09:07:44 AM »
    I know the 93 connects to lever on trans , then to fuel injection linkage on passenger side of engine.
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    Re: Installing a Newer Kickdown Cable on a older truck
    « Reply #3 on: November 21, 2011, 10:35:15 AM »
    Get the brackets and the trans levers, then the fabrication will be a snap.
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    Re: Installing a Newer Kickdown Cable on a older truck
    « Reply #4 on: November 21, 2011, 12:11:39 PM »
    Yes, they hook to a lever on the trans just like the older ones.

    .....and the Lokar setup is not over-priced, the Bouchillon is.  ;)
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    Re: Installing a Newer Kickdown Cable on a older truck
    « Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011, 02:34:08 PM »
    I appreciate the info, guys. I couldn't remember how it connected, even though i replaced one about 2 years ago, but in those 2 years I've probably worked on a thousand other vehicles. So it's not hard to forget some stuff, especially when you're not trying to "memorize it for a future project"  :P

    Yes, they hook to a lever on the trans just like the older ones.

    .....and the Lokar setup is not over-priced, the Bouchillon is.  ;)

    At the moment the Lokar is overpriced for me, I'm working slower than usual due to an undiagnosed pain in my right side (spent my saturday in the ER). So the $5 Cable is king right now  :P Don't get me wrong, under normal circumstances it's a great deal (and I will be getting one when i feel better and am working at full capacity)

    But you're right, the Bouchillon setup is extremely pricey, almost twice what Lokar wants for theirs  :o  BTW Mopar Perf. is off their rockers too, their Kickdown Cable is priced the same as the Bouchillon Kit... And that's just the Cable, the "Kit" is a little over $230  :o  {stupid}  Who in their right mind would pay $230 for a piece of wire and some stainless casing?  :P
    76 Ramcharger 318/727/203
    48 Dodge Pickup
    83 Scamp GT 2.2 Turbo AWD
    92 Dakota 5.2/518/231
    84 PW50 273/727/100/203
    74 Duster 6-71 Blown 340/833/D60
    73 Duster 340/727/8.75
    73 Dart Sport 340/833/8.75
    73 Dart Sport 340/727/8.75
    71 Duster : Viper V10/6-Speed/8.75
    71 Demon 8-71 Blown 540 Hemi/833/D60
    72 Demon 340/833/8.75
    65 Cuda 273/904