can u give me some pointers as to where or what cars, will fit and have that kick down rod on it and do i need to remove this 4 foot long rod and replace it with a whole new one or just cut this one off or ???,
The present 6-cyl kickdown rod will not work on a SBC V8. You can look at most any 1962 to 1974 GM car/truck equipped with a SBC V8 and Powerglide for the linkage set-up shown in wagonman's post. The heat shield shown may or may not be in place. When you unbolt/remove the V8 linkage, take as many items, including the linkage studs, the linkage connects, including the clips and bolts. Miss one item and attachment will be futile. Make a diagram or take good pictures before removing the linkage for future aid to installation. You will need all the info to make for a good install.
also now that u r saying the gas pedal lever is to be connected to the carb by doubling the rods and that should go, do u have any pics u can email me thanks [email protected]
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The gas pedal to carb linkage may have been a cable.
If a cable
, transfer the carb cable stud from the 6-cyl carb and install it into the V8 carb throttle arm in the same hole and attach the gas pedal linkage.
If the linkage from the pedal to the carb is a rod
, the rod has a 90° bend at one end, this end hooks into the pedal rod on the firewall, the other end is threaded, and gets installed into the carb bushing (be sure to transfer this bushing from the 6-cyl carb to the V8 carb), cut the rod in the middle. It will be physically too long. Hook both ends of the rod to their respective places. Pull the pedal and 1/2 of the rod forward, you want the pedal off the floorboard, clamp both halves of the rod together with locking pliers and weld the two cut pieces of the rod together.
Or, probably easier, look through the sponsors catalog for the correct V8 carb linkage rod. Maybe get one from any Nova/Chevy II/Camaro/Firebird. Trucks and full size cars may be too long as they have longer wheelbases.