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auto kickdown and gas research throttle body

Has anyone figured out how to setup a kickback cable on a gas reasearch throttle body? The original combo had a solid lever that went from the carby down to the trans, but when I converted to the gas research setup all of that was not suitable anymore.

I had a local trans shop try to fit something up and they did a shocking job. They fitted a cable that activates in the last 1/4 inch of the throttle travel, so when you press the throttle to the floor there's still no kickback, you have to actually stand on the pedal to compress the carpet and then it kicks down.

I really want the trans to kick back from 1/2 - 3/4 throttle like it's supposed to rather than having to stand on the pedal with both feet. I just end up changing manually most of the time.

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Re: auto kickdown and gas research throttle body

Mine was disconected on my ute, and so I manually down shifting the auto (FMX)...
It was deemed too hard to set up by a couple of local workshops.

It sounds as though you just need to adjust the current setup slightly for it to work properly. Which trans shop was it and what trans are you running?

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Re: auto kickdown and gas research throttle body

It was one of the shops over in Phillip, can't remember the name of the place. I took it in there to see if they could do something 'cause I'd had nothing since the LPG was done. They said that they could fit something up. They charged me for 5 hrs labour (ouch) and were swearing and bitching about how much of a bitch the job was and how that was the best they could do.

The main problem is that they attached the cable to the outside of the throtle linkage on (which is a 10cm wheel on the gas research throtle body). Being on the outside of the wheel gives it heaps more travel than the kickback lever on the trans. So they had to set the cable up to only act right at the end of the throttle travel otherwise the kickback cable would have stopped the throtle from beng able to turn the linkage.

I think that I am going to try to make an attachment to bolt onto the central throtle shaft that the wheel hangs off, that way I might be able to restrict the travel of the cable to be a better match to the short travel of the kickback mechanism.

It's annoying when the so called professionals can't do something right. I write computer programs for a living yet I can come up with a better solution than the people who work with transmissions for a living.

BTW trans is a C4
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