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440 sixpack kickdown linkage


hello, i'm looking for an original/used kickdown linkage for my 69 dodge superbee 440 sixpack, can anyone help?

Thanks, Juan.
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Juan, You can buy a complete kickdown setup from A&A transmissions if you prefer to have a boring ride instead of the emoticon the car was born with.

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ah, funny guy. i'm trying to find a used original linkage first. i understand a lot of guys don't understand why i would change a 4 speed to an automatic but i'm listening and following the advice of racers that have been doing this for a long time. bottom line is a torqueflite doesn't break as much as a 4 speed. money saved on parts means i get to attend more races and shows emoticon

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quote:

easygoingjuan wrote:

ah, funny guy. i'm trying to find a used original linkage first. i understand a lot of guys don't understand why i would change a 4 speed to an automatic but i'm listening and following the advice of racers that have been doing this for a long time. bottom line is a torqueflite doesn't break as much as a 4 speed. money saved on parts means i get to attend more races and shows emoticon



While that might be true, I am with Tommy. The nice thing about a stick is that if and when you pull off a good run, you put ALL of the available power to the wheels. The car WILL be faster than an equally powered auto car that is having a percetage of it's power getting sucked up by the converter. It's also a challenge. To tell you the truth, other than a few small issues with the trans early on and a broken u -joint, the red A12 that James runs has been VERY reliable. And that kid just makes it look easy.

At the end of the day, its your car so do whatever works for you. If I ever build a FAST car for myself I will row gears.

Enjoy and best of luck!

MB

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Hey Mike, I think what you, James, and Ed Sr. have done with the RR is awesome! However, I don't have the resources and the expertise that you all have. It's just me out here in El Paso, TX. I have to crawl before I can walk. You guys are all running if that makes any sense. I hope to learn how to race with an auto., get to know my car, and learn all I can.

What type of car would you build if you could?

Thanks a bunch, Juan.

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easygoingjuan wrote:

Hey Mike, I think what you, James, and Ed Sr. have done with the RR is awesome! However, I don't have the resources and the expertise that you all have. It's just me out here in El Paso, TX. I have to crawl before I can walk. You guys are all running if that makes any sense. I hope to learn how to race with an auto., get to know my car, and learn all I can.

What type of car would you build if you could?

Thanks a bunch, Juan.



Thanks for the kind words and I totally understand your position. The main thing is to have FUN and enjoy the car and the experience.

As for what I would run. Well. I have all the components to build a KILLER 6 pack motor right here. I might be convinced to put it in my black '70 Coronet R/T, but I am struggling with the decision, because its a very rare V code 4 speed car and I wouldn't want to cut it up or even put a bar in it.

I have given some thought to building something like Hornet SC360 and go after the smallblock guys. That might be a pretty potent package and would be nice to see something a bit off the map, so to speak. But where in the hell would you even find a decent body?? emoticon

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