Moparts Tech Archive
Aftermarket Kick Down CablesLokar & Bouchillon aftermarket cables are a nice way to hook up your kickdown on modified or altered intake and carb systems.
Below will be Q's from the Q&A board on the aftermarket cables and some answers from the board members.
Lokar Cables and Related Brackets
Author Topic: Lokar Cables and Related Brackets
I have a 63 Fury with the Poly 318 and automatic transmission. Due to a multitute of "fitting" problems associated with going from a 2 bbl to 4 bbl intake (Wieand) and carb (Carter) I've decided to go with Lokar cables (both throttle and kickdown). Lokar has several different lengths of throttle cable available. Rather than order one too short (don't have mine out to measure it yet), I might buy the longer one, and cut it necessary. Do the Lokars hook up easily to the stock gas pedals, or do you have more problems there? Summit sells their own brand of throttle cable bracket for mounting on the carb base, but it doesn't have the trans kickdown. Spectre seems to be the best bet. Tried Zippy, but he doesn't make any for the Poly. Those that use the Lokar cables: are they easy to set up and how do they hold up? Thanks.
I've got the Lokar throttle and kickdown cables on the Challenger. They are easy to set up on the carb and tranny, but the bracket that Lokar sells doesn't work well. It goes on 1 stud of the carb, and as you can guess is prone to movement. I'm looking for a different setup for the bracket myself. Too bad Zippy doesn't have them for 2 Lokar cables.
I have throttle and kickdown cables on a 66 Coronet. My bracket hasn't moved on my yet. I ordered the long cable and cut off more than a foot I'm sure. I pulled the piece off the end off the throttle cable and hooked the cable to the gas pedal the same as the one that was in the car (remove plastic retainer from pedal, remove old cable, install new, reinstall retainer then tighten cable to the firewall with the supplied nuts). It is easier to visuize with the cable in your hand.
I have used throttle and kickdown both. No problems with any of them.
need help installing Lokar kickdown cable
Author Topic: need help installing Lokar kickdown cable
Once again, I turn to Moparts for advice. The instructions that came with the Lokar tranny kickdown cable for my 727 really stink. I fail to see how it is supposed to attach to my Holley 850 DP. The bracket seems to need a mounting bolt oriented so that it points to the front of the car, but I don't see any opportunities to do this. Any ideas?
I admit, I love my Lokar kickdown cable. But I dont love to admit you must make some sort of bracket for the 727.....I think. My 904 came with everything and fit perfect. Maybe you can call lokar and ask for help. Skip Walls owns this place and is a very good guy. Chuck I think is your contact there. Ask for Chuck.
Mounting to the tranny was easy, it's the carb end that has me confused
Try this, http://www.bouchillonperformance.com/tkckinstructions.htm
When the throttle pulls back by the throttle cable...the kick down cable is attached below it and moves forward activating the kick down lever on the trans.There's a small bent metal bracket that comes with the kit with two holes. Take out the bolt on the tail housing of the trans that is behind the kick down lever towards the back of the car and mount the bracket there through the bigger of the two holes in the bracket.Then tighten the braided cable housing onto the bracket and turn it back around towards the front of the car and up to the throttle and kickdown bracket on the carb or manifold that clamps the cable housings.Allow enough play and cut with tin snips. Bolt the cable to the kickdown lever and push the cable through the cable housing until it reaches the carb.Run it through that fitting that attaches to the carb and through the cable stop. Have someone hold the throttle all the way back while you pull the cable with a pair of pliers pulling the kickdown all the way back. Slide the cable stop back and tighten. Then clip of the extra cable.Anyways this is the way I did it. Hope this helps.
I totally agree with you that the Lokar instructions suck. I went with the Bouchillon kit for that reason. Much better instructions and there kit comes with a throttle lever adapter to mount the carb and kickdown cables to the carb. With the throttle closed the lever on the trans should be all the way forward, and at WOT it should be all the way back.
62-65 trans new shift cables are available
Author Topic: 62-65 trans new shift cables are available
when i was at the mopar nats, i went to the schumacher tent (the engine swap people)and they have brought in a company which has a line of new transmission mounts and they also carry new shift cables and parking cables for the 62-65 trans.
i forgot to put the companies name in there.
You may wish to check these carefully, as I have talked to some people who swear that these are made incorrectly. They were trying to use one of the 65 console shift B/C body cables, and it was made with the cable too long, but the outer housing just right. I haven't seen it for myself, but just to forewarn everyone that there MAY be a problem. Dennis
They have an ad in the newest issue of Mopar
Dennis, thanks for the heads up on that. i guess that there is always something to watch out for when it comes to repo parts.
the orginals cost $105 for the shift cable and $75 for the parking cable.
Max, Is that for a pair or apiece?
here is how it is listed in the catalog that i have:
allow 2-4 weeks for delivery
double braided stainless steel housing '62-'65 A,B,C Bodies and Imperial all new with stainless steel inner cable
allow 4-6 weeks for delivery