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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 01, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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im going to be trading my camaro for a 65 Nova (im sad too, i just dont have the money to finish it)...my question is, i just swapped in a th-400 tranny but i dont have the kickdown or vacuum lines hooked up. the guy just wants to see my car drive before we trade and i know that i can drive it w/o the kickdown but what if i dont attach the vacuum line? can i just put it in 1st and manually go through the gears just to give him a ride in it? im asking because i dont have the connection that taps into the manifold. my previous tranny had a full manual valve body.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 01, 01:03 PM
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Just run a vacuum hose from the mudulator to the intake manafold..then it will shift okay.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 01, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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i dont have the fitting on the manifold to connect the vacuum line to
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 01, 01:33 PM
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Doesn't your carb have a manifold vacuum port? You can connect it there, or tee into whatever line is already connected there.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 9th, 01, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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cool, thanks
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 01, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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another question....i connected the vacuum line to the port at the base of the carb...holley 750 double pump...i dont have a driveshaft in it but i manually put the tranny in drive. If i rev the motor up w/ it in drive will the tranny shift w/o the shaft in it? it didnt shift when i tried this.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 10th, 01, 03:44 PM
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I'm pretty sure the torque converter responds to a "load" (locks up) by the resistance placed on it from other drive components combined with the weight of the car. Without resistance (e.g. no shaft) the tranny will not shift!
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