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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:13 pm 
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I'm trying to finish engine linkage so I can fire (hopefully) my Cleveland and break it in. I chose an Edelbrock 650 cfm Thunder series carb. Not that I need it for break-in, but the trans kickdown rod is too short now. I suppose the mount on the original 4300 Autolite was physically farther forward than on the Edelbrock. I see my options are to lengthen the stock rod with some 1/8" plate and epoxy or replace with a Lokar/generic cable. Has anyone on the site experienced this problem? If so, how did you solve it?

I'm feeling pretty cheap so the plate and epoxy will likely be my approach for now. Looking for better ideas, though.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:44 pm 
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I appreciate you joining, and hope you post more, but I don't have any experience with Edelbrock carbs. Hopefully someone else will see this thread and chime in.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:23 am 
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I've run into this problem when replacing a 2 barrel with a four barrel carburetor because the primary is farther forward than the single throttle shaft of the two barrel carburetor. In some cases I was able to carefully bend the kick down rod and get it to work fine. On other ones I've had to add a piece to make the rod longer. I know one time I cut the rod which was really a tube and put a bolt inside of it and then brazed it into the tube at each end while making it about 1 inch longer which worked and looked fine.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:51 am 
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When I needed anything related to the kickdown, I just bought the Lokar parts.

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