Thread: '85 w150
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:05 PM
Gen1dak Gen1dak is offline
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It was. I had one in my 727 in my '69 Charger. It was perfect. It wasn't til around '71 when the V8's got the part throttle kickdown, so mine would only kick down at full throttle. In traffic I could be eyeing a place to jump to, pull the floor shifter down to 1st, but it'd stay in second or even third depending on the speed. Soon as the gap opened up, stand on the gas and it'd go screaming off in first at near redline, then I'd snick the shifter to second at get a firm slap in the back. The part throttle kickdown is convenient, but I like and miss it the full throttle only. Tweaking the kickdown with what the kit did, it'd upshift at full throttle right on 5,800rpm. At max effort I'd manually shift at 6,000rpm. I loved driving to and from school (lived in the country, lotsa twisties). Was constantly rowing the shifter back and forth. That kit made it possible.
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