1. Claydart

    Claydart FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    How much can I adjust my kickdown to kick in without it breaking something?
     
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    toolmanmike FABO Staff Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    It won't break anything, it just won't upshift. I always adjust mine up for a slightly higher rpm shift.
     
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      You can adjust it way up there, but at some point the k/d linkage will prevent the throttle from fully opening...that would be too much!
       
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        If you’re still running the original linkage, I would consider going to the later style 3 piece linkage with the slotted slider rod at the carb. It has more adjustment, and is a much safer setup.
         
      • Claydart

        Claydart FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Mine was adjusted so that I had to just about stand on the pedal to get it to downshift. So I took it out for a ride yesterday, and tried it on a nice and clear road and stood on it. I really had to apply pressure with my foot to get it to downshift. So I got it home and popped the clip off the rod and screwed it out about four or five turns and took it back out for a test drive. It shifted at about 7/8 of the way to the floor. Should it be any higher than that?
         
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        That’s about right as long as the carb opens and closes all the way. Kim
         
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          CudaFactHackJob FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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          The kd arm is supposed to be all the way back when the carb is all the way open. That's where you start.
           
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