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Old 02-26-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
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700r4 Passing gear cable ????

I have a 83 Chevy, it had a inline 6 with 700r4, i just put brand new 700r4 with a brand new zz4 350, what kind of bracket or throttle linkage do i need to use to hook the passing gear cable back up?? thats almost all i like, i would appreciate any help lolol thanks Justin
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:01 PM   #2
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It depends on what type of intake manifold you are running you could spend 40 bux and get one like in this pic from summit or go to the U-PICK-IT junk yard for probably 5 bux and just remove one from just about any chevy truck that uses a 700R4 and adapt it to fit.
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Personally id go to the junk yard for it.
Also it's known as a TV CABLE.
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Old 02-26-2010, 07:47 PM   #3
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Re: 700r4 Passing gear cable ????

yeah there known as a tv cable on the 700r4 not a kickdown as on a 400 0r 350 trans
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Old 02-27-2010, 08:20 AM   #4
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Re: 700r4 Passing gear cable ????

Justin, like 78 said, BUT add this, it's important or that brand new 700 will be junk real quick. The detent cable MUST be adjusted properly for the trans to work properly and live a long productive life. If you don't know how to adjust it find someone who does. If you can't find anyone try to adjust it yourself. There is a tab on the cable end you have to push in towards the cable casing. Push tab in and draw back on cable until it stops. Now get into the vehicle and slowly push the throttle as far as it will go (eng not running) and you will hear it clicking (normal) when you can't push any farther its adjusted. It can be "tailored" a bit to move shift points up or down but I don't recomend doing that yourself if your not familiar with the adjustment process and trans function the adjustment affects. Hope I didn't scare ya. BTW, 400's don't have a down shift cable, it's electric. Jim
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Re: 700r4 Passing gear cable ????

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Old 02-27-2010, 09:08 AM   #6
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Re: 700r4 Passing gear cable ????

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Justin, like 78 said, BUT add this, it's important or that brand new 700 will be junk real quick. The detent cable MUST be adjusted properly for the trans to work properly and live a long productive life. If you don't know how to adjust it find someone who does. If you can't find anyone try to adjust it yourself. There is a tab on the cable end you have to push in towards the cable casing. Push tab in and draw back on cable until it stops. Now get into the vehicle and slowly push the throttle as far as it will go (eng not running) and you will hear it clicking (normal) when you can't push any farther its adjusted. It can be "tailored" a bit to move shift points up or down but I don't recomend doing that yourself if your not familiar with the adjustment process and trans function the adjustment affects. Hope I didn't scare ya. BTW, 400's don't have a down shift cable, it's electric. Jim
You also need an additional carburetor linkage bracket to make the TV cable work properly. It is a geometry corrector kit. The TV cable needs just the right travel distance with throttle opening to work right and this bracket makes standard T-350 style kick down linkage on carburetors work with a 700-R4 / 4L60. You can get them for Edelbrock carbs and for Holley carbs.

http://www.summitracing.com/search/P...e&autoview=SKU

Easy to install but critical to make the trans work properly.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:47 AM   #7
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Re: 700r4 Passing gear cable ????

Went to auto zone just to check and see, and they had the carb linkage with tha dentent bracket!! thanks for the help guys
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:47 PM   #8
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Re: 700r4 Passing gear cable ????

I used the edlebrock bracket.



Proper way to adjust the TV cable: http://www.73-87.com/7387garage/drivetrain/tvcable.htm
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