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66 3-speed Auto Throwdown Cable with Holley 4bbl?

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    Posted: Apr/16/2017 at 10:22pm
Anyone that has gone with a modern day holley, what did you do to make the throwdown cable work with the throttle linkage?

I have mine set up currently to use constant low pressure so it's not slipping unless under heavy throttle.  This can cause for some uncomfortable changes from Park to Reverse and such though, so I haven't been driving it much.

What has everyone done to adapt their modern Holley to the throwdown cable?

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...not called a 'throwdown cable'... but I know what you're trying to say.

-Some call it a 'throttle valve cable' using the abbreviation 'tv cable'... which sounds like television to me.

I like 'throttle valve cable'... whatever...

Anyway, what I'd do if I were you is take your old carb and the new one to a welding shop.

(or more than one welding shop, to find the one you feel most comfortable with about doing the job -try, try, try until you 'get lucky' and find the right one (make your own good luck))

Pic tells a thousand words so show 'em the carbs and tell 'em you need the one section cut off the old carb and then have it welded onto the new carb...

The risk is overheating the typical Holley plastic throttle shaft bushing so they need to be carefull to keep that as cool as possible (sheild it with piece of scrap tin, welding cloth, paste -a welding pro will know how to protect the shaft from overheating)

Second choice, IMO, is to simply drill holes in the new carb's throttle lever and bolt on a drilled metal strap (or even a custom drilled and shaped piece of steel) to form an add on lever for the transmission throttle cable clevis.

It needs to locate in the same approximate place as it was on the original carb (measure the distance and duplicate it)
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I'm going to take a crack at this tomorrow morning, I'll let you know how it goes!
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took a crack at it tonight :D

Worked well, I don't think it's perfect, I have to shift down to second manually, but the shifts are really good now.
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on my 63 classic, with a 65 borg warner auto, i ran an LPG carburetor for 20 years, then briefly a Weber 32/36, then finally a Howell TBI kit. i made the kickdown linkage work for each. 

it's not something i'd mess with. i'd spend the time to get it right. it's there for a reason... it shoudl be simple enough, it's just a shorter stroke pushing the cable end over it's 90 degrees of rotation, you can copy the geometry. i have some pics of what i did somewhere on my worldpowersystems.com website.

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