I recently bought a 71 camaro SS with an edelbrock performer 600 cfm carb newly installed. when the guy turned the car over to me, he was nice enought to give me a kickdown cable. the car has a th350 transmission and i'm wondering if it needs to be installed? and if so, would anyone be able to give me some advice since i have never installed one of these before...
Yes it needs to be installed for the trans to shift properly. When it's hooked up right, the trans will downshift when the throttle is pushed past a certain point.... like when you tromp on it to pass someone, etc.
I'm not that familiar with that Edelbrock, but there will no doubt be folks here that can tell you exactly how to hook it up to that carb. The previous owner may not have hooked it up because it was too difficult for him.
You'll be glad when you get it connected and adjusted properly.