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    Cool Anyone using a Lokar cable kickdown on their 727 with a Holly Carburetor

    I could not get my stock small block three piece kickdown to work on my 440..I ordered a Lokar cable kickdown kit for it and want to here from other people who have used them....any pics would be appreciated...

    Eric Bremer
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    1968 Dodge Dart 440 Big Block, Edelbrock Performer RPM Heads, Performer RPM intake, Holley 770 CFM Street Avenger, .541/.538 lift hydraulic roller cam, Harland Sharp 1.6 Ratio Roller Rockers..Crane Roller lifters..580 Final lift, MSD pro-billet distributor, MSD ignition, 355 Auburn Suregrip 8 3/4 rear end.



    1977 Dodge Aspen R/T...318...4 speed tranny with 355 gears in a 8 1/4" rear.

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    been using lokar kickdowns on 904 and 727 transmissions for years now...


    not my car but this is how it hooks up...


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    I use the Lokar kit as Joe has in the pic. Works great.
    The only problem was the kick down, I had to drill another hole in the trans lever for it to work.
    B block with a holley and 727.
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    I'm using a Lokar cable for my 727. It works great. I am running a ProSystem carb. which is a Holley style.

    Rick,
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick55 View Post
    I'm using a Lokar cable for my 727. It works great. I am running a ProSystem carb. which is a Holley style.

    Rick it looks like your mounting it on your stock style mounting bracket...Do you guys think that I can maintain my stock accelerator cable and mount and incorporate the Lokar kickdown?
    Eric Bremer
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    1968 Dodge Dart 440 Big Block, Edelbrock Performer RPM Heads, Performer RPM intake, Holley 770 CFM Street Avenger, .541/.538 lift hydraulic roller cam, Harland Sharp 1.6 Ratio Roller Rockers..Crane Roller lifters..580 Final lift, MSD pro-billet distributor, MSD ignition, 355 Auburn Suregrip 8 3/4 rear end.



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    I am using a stock 6cyl throttle cable, it's longer and reaches the carb with the high rise intake and a 1" spacer. I used and modified a CSR Performance throttle cable bracket to raise the throttle cable up to level with the linkage. I also just used the stock cable bracket for the Lokar kickdown cable. This keeps everything in line, nice and straight with no possibility of binding. It works great.
    Rick,
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    .Do you guys think that I can maintain my stock accelerator cable and mount and incorporate the Lokar kickdown?

    you can but why? the lokar throttle and kickdown set up is so much cleaner looking.





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    Thumbs down

    Got my Lokar kickdown cable today, instructions said I needed their cable bracket that attaches to the carburetor , I looked back at this post and saw that Rick set his on top of the factory throttle bracket.. I may look at that tomorrow and see if it will work for me before ordering their bracket.



    Eric Bremer
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    1977 Dodge Aspen R/T...318...4 speed tranny with 355 gears in a 8 1/4" rear.

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    Got it hooked up to the tranny today with no problems, i added a washer to the top of the swivel to make sure the bottom of the swivel stud does not interfere with the shifter lever...

    Eric Bremer
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    1968 Dodge Dart 440 Big Block, Edelbrock Performer RPM Heads, Performer RPM intake, Holley 770 CFM Street Avenger, .541/.538 lift hydraulic roller cam, Harland Sharp 1.6 Ratio Roller Rockers..Crane Roller lifters..580 Final lift, MSD pro-billet distributor, MSD ignition, 355 Auburn Suregrip 8 3/4 rear end.



    1977 Dodge Aspen R/T...318...4 speed tranny with 355 gears in a 8 1/4" rear.

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    I got my kickdown cable hooked up last night but I found out that the Lokar bracket would interfere with my stock throttle bracket so I took it off and ordered a Lokar throttle cable...For those of you who run both cables what did you do to hook it up to your gas pedal?



    This is what I changed down below to make sure it returned the lever all of the way....

    Eric Bremer
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    1968 Dodge Dart 440 Big Block, Edelbrock Performer RPM Heads, Performer RPM intake, Holley 770 CFM Street Avenger, .541/.538 lift hydraulic roller cam, Harland Sharp 1.6 Ratio Roller Rockers..Crane Roller lifters..580 Final lift, MSD pro-billet distributor, MSD ignition, 355 Auburn Suregrip 8 3/4 rear end.



    1977 Dodge Aspen R/T...318...4 speed tranny with 355 gears in a 8 1/4" rear.

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    The throttle cable has a ball on the end when you disassemble it. I think I had to slightly enlarge the hole in the gas pedal. Minor surgery, anyway. It's nice to get rid of the brackets on the intake bolts.

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    Thanks...dude....
    Eric Bremer
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    1977 Dodge Aspen R/T...318...4 speed tranny with 355 gears in a 8 1/4" rear.

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    Got my throttle cable in this morning...Had to drill a new hole in the throttle lever on the carb to line it up...I also had to enlarge the hole in the gas pedal so that the crimped ball would fit...see the attached pictures....



    Eric Bremer
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    1968 Dodge Dart 440 Big Block, Edelbrock Performer RPM Heads, Performer RPM intake, Holley 770 CFM Street Avenger, .541/.538 lift hydraulic roller cam, Harland Sharp 1.6 Ratio Roller Rockers..Crane Roller lifters..580 Final lift, MSD pro-billet distributor, MSD ignition, 355 Auburn Suregrip 8 3/4 rear end.



    1977 Dodge Aspen R/T...318...4 speed tranny with 355 gears in a 8 1/4" rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bremereric View Post
    Got my throttle cable in this morning...Had to drill a new hole in the throttle lever on the carb to line it up...I also had to enlarge the hole in the gas pedal so that the crimped ball would fit...see the attached pictures....



    How is this set-up workin out for you?

    I'm trying to decide whether to get this set-up or spend the extra cash and go with a manual valve body.
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    I had one and it worked fine.
    I now have a manual v/b and like it much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopowers View Post
    How is this set-up workin out for you?

    I'm trying to decide whether to get this set-up or spend the extra cash and go with a manual valve body.
    Funny you should ask...the only think I didn't like about it was the flimsy bracket..it would flex back and fourth....I sold it just last week...I run an A&A tranny with Rick's low band apply manual valve body...it shifts hard and I like to hear that third gear scatch...

    Quote Originally Posted by west View Post
    I had one and it worked fine.
    I now have a manual v/b and like it much better.
    I love mine better to..it is fun to leave the foot on the gas and pull straight back...
    Eric Bremer
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    1968 Dodge Dart 440 Big Block, Edelbrock Performer RPM Heads, Performer RPM intake, Holley 770 CFM Street Avenger, .541/.538 lift hydraulic roller cam, Harland Sharp 1.6 Ratio Roller Rockers..Crane Roller lifters..580 Final lift, MSD pro-billet distributor, MSD ignition, 355 Auburn Suregrip 8 3/4 rear end.



    1977 Dodge Aspen R/T...318...4 speed tranny with 355 gears in a 8 1/4" rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by west View Post
    I had one and it worked fine.
    I now have a manual v/b and like it much better.
    Why do you like it better?

    If you still have the cable, do you want to sell it?
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    I sold it.
    A manual v/b has a quicker shift and shifts exactly when you want it to.
    Good for the track and chirpin' the tires.
    plus less junk to worry about.

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    I realize I'm a little late to the party, but I was able to use the lokar kickdown with the stock throttle cable and bracket. The lokar bracket actually butts up against the stock bracket which gives it a little more support.
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    I agree with West... Lots less junk on the left side, It's the best of both worlds, a manual and an automatic!! You can make it shift hard or soft just by the amount that you have the loud pedal pushed down, and how many revs before you shift. The best thing that has ever happened to an automatic transmission, IMO...

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